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Epilepsy Treatment Advances with Positive Results from Three Cannabis-Based Drug Trials

Epilepsy Treatment Advances with Positive Results from Three Cannabis-Based Drug Trials

The coming year is likely to include a milestone in the treatment of severe epilepsy: a formal request that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a drug derived from marijuana. Epidiolex, made from purified cannabidiol, a compound in the marijuana (cannabis) plant, will be submitted to the FDA for approval soon, says Michael Privitera,…
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8 Pearls from the 2016 Sunflower Rev It Up Symposium & Expo

8 Pearls from the 2016 Sunflower Rev It Up Symposium & Expo

The medical profession calls them “pearls,” gems of valuable knowledge to be stored safely in one’s memory. Here are just a few from the 2016 Sunflower Rev It Up for Parkinson’s Symposium & Expo, which was held last weekend at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio. The free event, which drew nearly 700 patients,…
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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Could Be Beneficial for Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Contact: Katie Pence (513) 558-4561 katie.pence@uc.edu CINCINNATI—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have found that adding increasing doses of an approved Type 2 diabetes drug, metformin, to a chemotherapy and radiation treatment regimen in head and neck cancer patients is not well tolerated if escalated too quickly, but allowing slower escalation…
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Sunflower Revolution Marks 10 Years of Memories

Sunflower Revolution Marks 10 Years of Memories

The format has changed over the years, as have the people, the locations and the colors of the jerseys. But the mission of the Sunflower Revolution – to educate, raise awareness and fund Parkinson’s disease research – has never wavered. This year organizers can proudly say the event “has legs,” as the Sunflower Revolution marks…
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Dr. Melissa DelBello Discusses Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by extremes. Dr. Melissa DelBello describes the disorder as one that includes periods of extremely elevated mood as well as periods of severe depression. During these cycles the risk of suicide is high and relationships often suffer with family members, coworkers and friends.  Dr. DelBello explains that understanding the…
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Richard C. Curry, III, MD

Locations & Contact Information Barrett Cancer Center UC Health Physicians Office / Clifton Specialty Medical Neuro-Oncology Hospital Affiliations Barrett Cancer Center University Hospital Education Undergraduate: Miami University Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine Residency: University of Cincinnati Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Experience Neuro-Oncologist, UC…
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Thomas Geracioti, Jr., MD

Locations & Contact Information Veterans Administration Medical Center Stetson Hall Specialty Psychiatry Hospital Affiliations Veterans Administration Medical Center University Hospital Education Undergraduate: Northwestern University Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Residency: University of California, San Francisco Fellowship: National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md. Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Experience…
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Not Just Any ‘Place,’ Hope Lodge Is Like Home for Brain Tumor Patients

Not Just Any ‘Place,’ Hope Lodge Is Like Home for Brain Tumor Patients

The American Cancer Society and its supporters kicked up their spurs last Saturday night, as they raised funds to “create more birthdays” for people with cancer and to support the Musekamp Family Hope Lodge during the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball at Teal Lake Farm, in Batavia, Ohio. The Hope Lodge, located less than a mile…
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Giving

Donations are an important source of funding for the Memory Disorders Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute. They help support patient care and groundbreaking translational and clinical research that could lead to better treatments for patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, non-Alzheimer’s dementia or other memory disorders. Sandy and Bob Heimann provided the building blocks…
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