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Frances Noonan

Returning Home to Receive Pioneering Treatment

A Colorado woman enrolled in a UH clinical trial that combines immunotherapy with laser-guided surgery for treatment of a recurrent brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme.

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Cardiac Arrest Survivor Emerges From Cooling Therapy Without Neurological Effects

Doctors had no idea how many minutes Jason Korber was dead before family attempts at CPR and an ambulance brought him to the ER. Doctors plunged him into therapeutic hypothermia to give him a chance of regaining consciousness.

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Feeling Stroke Symptoms? Don't Let COVID-19 Fears Keep You From the ER

Many physicians think the fear of COVID-19 is preventing stroke victims from seeking out emergency care that could save their life and reduce their risk of disability from a stroke.

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Clinical Trial Studies Treating Brain Tumor with Genetically Modified Poliovirus

A new clinical trial is looking into validating whether a modified version of the virus that causes polio can impact the survival rates of people with glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly cancer of the brain.

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How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Having a Stroke

Many conditions can damage blood vessels on the inside, leading to more of the plaques that can block blood flow in those vessels. Learn about steps you can take to reduce your risk of having a stroke.

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How the Right Kind of Stress Can Improve Your Brain Power

The right kind of stress has been shown to help improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure and decreased libido. How to make stress improve your memory.

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How Coloring Brain Tumors Pink Can Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

When a surgeon removes a brain tumor, precision is everything: The goal is to remove as much tumor as possible, while preserving the surrounding brain tissue. A drug can improve a surgeon's ability to do that by turning tumor cells bright pink.

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Dementia: What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk

Fortunately, we know some of the risk factors that increase our chances of mental decline. What to do to maintain your brain.

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