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November 24, 2015

Holiday Success and the Pituitary

by Sharmyn McGraw

By guest writer, Linda M. Rio, MA, LMFT For many in the Western world the “holidays” mean a time of gathering with family and friends, celebrating, eating, drinking, and, of course, the shopping. Those who relish every moment of Christmas, Chanukah or both may have...

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November 13, 2015

I Have a Brain Tumor. Now What? Ways to Handle a Diagnosis. (Part 2 of 2)

by Sharmyn McGraw

There are many effective treatment opinions nowadays for brain tumors and brain cancers. Sometimes staying focused on the right treatment plan for you or your loved one may involve a change of treatment plans periodically. It is normal to feel anxiety and experience the signs...

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November 12, 2015

I Have a Brain Tumor. Now What? Ways to Handle a Diagnosis. (Part 1 of 2)

by Sharmyn McGraw

One of the most difficult things to hear at your doctor’s visit is that you or someone you love has a brain tumor and/or brain cancer. It is normal to feel a whole range of emotions – disbelief, denial, shock, depression, sadness, resignation, anger and more....

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November 10, 2015

Clinical Trials: Yes or No?

by Annie Heng

Clinical trials are research studies that play a critical role in the advancement of clinical and medical knowledge about disease. Data gathered throughout a trial provides valuable insight into how to detect, prevent or treat an illness. Depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend...

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November 5, 2015

What is Septorhinoplasty?

by Kian Karimi

Millions of people suffer from a deviated septum, sometimes associated with narrowing of the nasal passageways. This condition leads to chronic dry mouth, increased snoring, decreased exercise tolerance, and diminished overall quality of life. A septorhinoplasty procedure is an effective way to open the nasal...

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October 30, 2015

New Computational Strategy Finds Brain Tumor-Shrinking Molecules

by Zara Jethani

Computer modeling identifies first-ever molecule to inhibit a transient cellular event that drives glioblastoma, and the molecule shrinks glioblastoma in mice. The optimal treatment for most gliomas is maximal surgical removal followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, patients with glioblastoma, a type of malignant...

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October 29, 2015

PATIENT STORY: Pacific Brain Tumor Center

by Sharmyn McGraw

To celebrate International Brain Tumor Awareness week (October 25 – 31, 2015) and the success of so many patients, we would like to bring you the story of Roy. A resident of Rosemead, CA, Roy was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in late 2014 and...

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October 27, 2015

Traveling Internationally for Medical Care

by Daniel F. Kelly

There is a growing trend among Americans to seek affordable medical treatment options by traveling abroad for their healthcare needs. According to Patients Beyond Borders, medical travelers from the United States seek treatment for a variety of reasons including cosmetic surgery, dentistry and orthopedics, mostly...

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October 20, 2015

The Resilient Pituitary Gland

by Garni Barkhoudarian

The pituitary gland is considered to be the “master endocrine gland”. It is a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain, important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands. Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland help control...

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October 13, 2015

Concussions: Looking back, looking ahead (Part 2 of 2)

by Daniel F. Kelly

For most athletes who suffer traumatic brain injury, the best medicine is rest, which gives the brain time to heal itself. But a small number of patients can experience symptoms for a year or more that include headaches, dizziness, vision and balance problems, and trouble...

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