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Serotonin Syndrome

There are not many emergencies in the Movement Disorders specialty of neurology. But for those that exist, often they can be quickly and easily managed as long as you recognize the symptoms and address...

Evil spirits in your head

While the ancient technique of trepanation may seem crude, based on mankind’s historically limited understanding of neurology, health, and not to mention, sterile technique, this type of brain surgery happens to be one of...

Anisocoria

Recently, I was asked to watch after someone’s dog for a week. I’m a dog guy, and I’ve had dogs since I could stand on my own two feet. So I agreed, much to...

Fun facts about syncope

Syncope (n.) from the Greek, for “cessation.” As in, cessation of consciousness. I wanted to talk about syncope today because I was reminded of a funny thing that happened several years ago. While in...

Glioblastoma

About two weeks ago, Senator John McCain’s office disclosed that the 80-year-old politician from Arizona had been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma. Senator McCain joins the tens of thousands of Americans...