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6/15/17 at HUP: an approach to weakness, HMG CoA reductase Abs

Rheumatologist extraordinaire Mike George was kind enough to help us through a case of a middle-aged woman with weakness who was ultimately diagnosed with a… 86 more words

What color is Friday?

Well, what do you know? I just found out I’m a Synesthete.  No, I’m not an android or a Cylon.  Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which (in my case) you associate the days of the week with colors.   367 more words


Help, I'm Drowning

So I have been trying to get into a geneticist at my local hospital per my neurologist’s recommendation, to test for Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Good news, I might finally get answers. 238 more words

Epilepsy and Sleep Apnea: If a Link Exists, Is There Enough Cooperation Between Neurology and Sleep Medicine?

Is there a link between those suffering from Epilepsy and untreated Sleep Apnea?  I just read about an amazing 10-year case study from the Cleveland Clinic in which a patient who had been diagnosed with epilepsy at an early age was… 2,159 more words

Sleep Apnea


This is not my usual arena but I had to share this with the world. Today I delve into some bit of the Science world to have a look at why we forget details in several occasions and I happened to find out that forgetting is not actually a bad sign as we all perceive but rather a sign of the brain working. 651 more words


Straight, No Chaser: Do’s and Don’ts of Treating Electrical Injuries

In a previous Straight, No Chaser, we discussed the “what” of electrical injuries and lightning. In this post, we discuss the “what-to-do” and “what-not-to-do” if and when you find yourself shocked or caring for someone else who was. 927 more words

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What To Expect From A Nerve Conduction Study

An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. 474 more words