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'It's like they flipped a switch': How HIFU relieved man's tremor after 50 years

UT Southwestern is the first center in Texas to offer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat essential tremors and other neurological conditions. Patient Jimmy Hiner said the new technology helped relieve his tremor, which had been with him for about 50 years.

Brain; Cancer

Gamma Knife gives brain cancer patients access to top team and technology

Successful outcomes in Gamma Knife radiosurgery require a team approach – and a lot of quality checks. Neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses the process in this week's MedBlog.

Brain

Disney star’s death shows it’s time to end the epilepsy stigma

While tragic, the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce has given voice to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). Epilepsy is common, but it still carries a stigma for many patients and their families. Sasha Alick, M.D., discusses why patients should talk about epilepsy, plus tips to reduce health risks.