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Autism Spectrum Disorders


Brain Tumors


Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome

(Ondine's Curse) (Haddad Syndrome)


Deep Brain Simulation




Fear and Your Medical Condition

from a Christian Point of View

by Nancy Allen


If You Are Contemplating a Medical Procedure

Please Read This

by Nancy Allen


Lou Gehrig's Disease

(ALS) (Neurone Disease)


Migraine Headaches


Multiple Sclerosis


Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors


Seizure and Epilepsy


Stroke Information


Visualization and Positive Thinking

Aids to your Healing Process

from a Christian Point of View

by Nancy Allen



Links to Other Medical Information


Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) or also called

Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration (CBGD)

It is pathologically similar to frontotemporal dementia (FTD)


Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain

using ultrasound


In a medical first, brain implant allows paralyzed man

to feel again


Jaxon Buell - Miracle boy with partial skull and brain

doing well - prayers and donations welcome


'Jaxon Strong': Baby Born with Partial Brain Meets Santa for the First Time


To get Jaxon's book written by the Buells look for

Don't Blink by Brandon and Brittany Buell with Angela Elwell Hunt -

Go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble


Man Missing Most of His Brain Challenges Everything We Thought We Knew

About Consciousness


Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions


Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications


Dallas hospital uses robot and bright light to clean rooms


Blood Brain Barrier - Doctors can now put drugs straight into brains


Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid


Could we soon REVERSE death?  'Reanimation' firm is looking

for ways to bring brain-dead people back to life


Olive oil may prevent cancer

Exciting news from a recently published study in the scientific journal

Molecular & Cellular Oncology


Man Awakens from 12 years in a 'Vegetative State'

(and he is living a normal life)

See his book Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius


Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer.

Mayo Clinic is one the world's leaders in the diagnosis and treatment

of autoimmune neurological diseases, an emerging specialty that

 drives about 2,500 patients a year to seek help at its Rochester campus.


Blind man sees for the first time in 33 years -

bionic eye - implanted by Duke Medicine


What's inflammation? How to decrease your disease risk

Dietary recommendations offer new advice on eggs, coffee, sugar

Leaking Brain Fluid traced to Pilates Injury

This also applies to other injuries or conditions causing this problem

One of the main symptoms: a clear, metallic tasting fluid coming

out of just one nostril (sometimes no metallic taste)


This Doctor Made a Blind Man See and an Autistic Boy Speak and much more


Robot Can Perform Brain Surgery Through Patient's Cheek


Deaf toddler hears first words

Born without nerve to carry sound


Florida Doctor on New Epilepsy Surgery


Polio Injection Shrinks Woman's Brain Tumor


Prosthesis Could Restore Memory


Five Brain Myths That Won't Go Away

Clinically dead woman revived after 42 minute

"Off switch' for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype

is key to powerful pain relief from Science Daily


Former Army sergeant raising funds for hormone replacement therapy

 to treat soldiers with brain injury

New technique helps find hidden consciousness in coma patients

Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome

The articles at this link are of of special interest to me

because a close relative died of the condition soon after birth.

Also called Ondine's Curse or Haddad's Syndrome

Note:  This is a very rare condition.


Speaker (William Duncan, Ph.D.) touts brain injury treatment for veterans

(It could be used for any suitable patient, not just veterans)

This is hyperbaric oxygen treatment - very interesting article


A 24-Year Old Woman is Missing a Huge Part of Her Brain (Cerebellum)

Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

Discovery of hidden lymphatic vessel in the brain called 'dazzling'

Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

A woman's struggle living with a lemon-sized hole in her brain

Her book: Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders"


Teen Started High School with Surgery that Removed Half Her Brain.

She's Now Getting Ready to Walk Across the Graduation Stage.


Scientists Make ‘Exciting Discovery’

That Could Lead to a ‘Permanent Cure’ for AIDS


Zapping spinal cord with electricity helps

paralyzed men move legs again

(I assume this would work for women too.)


Losing Sleep Could Kill Brain Cells


The Surprising Symptom that Raises

Stroke and Heart Attack Risk - Insomnia

Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California

Diet high in calories, carbohydrates may aid patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease

Sleep apnea tied to memory problems


Sleep:  The Ultimate Brainwasher? 

Story from Science Now magazine


Neurosurgeon first in US to perform novel

brain surgery on 1-year-old with epilepsy


University of Miami Hospital killing brain tumors with a laser

inserted into the brain along with the use of an MRI

called laser tumor ablation - very new procedure


Arizona Man Cured of Lifelong Crying Seizures,

350 a Month


Woman's cancer wiped out by massive dose of measles vaccine


Surgeons Use 3-D Technology in Brain Surgery


Brain Surgery Performed through the Eyelid -

New procedure performed at John's Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD


Cancer Information from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Deep Brain Stimulation for Severe Anorexia


Stunning Video Shows Parkinson’s Patient Before and After

Turning ‘Deep Brain’ Treatment Device Off


The Next Frontier of Medicine

Scientists find relationships between the brain and gut bacteria

Life after death? New techniques halt dying process

New "Digital Dementia" Plaguing Young Tech Users


Your Brain on Prayer from Through the Wormhole

Head injury during bar fight turns 'ordinary' guy into math whiz

Toddler survives after 101 minutes without a pulse

Why I Changed my Mind on Weed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN (for medicinal purposes)


Treatable condition (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) mimics symptoms of dementia

Mild traumatic brain injury may cause cognitive problems, lasting brain damage

Marijuana stops child's severe seizures (300 Grand Mal Seizures a Week)


Cancer patients who exercise could HALVE their risk of death,

claims study at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Smartphone Allows 19-year-old With No Memory To Live Normally

Surgeons reconstruct baby's skull with 3D printing technology

This Way Up:  Source of Brain Dizziness Identified

23andME:  What's really wrong with personal genetic tests

Tongue-controlled wheelchairs prove effective for quadriplegic patients

Teenager becomes musical prodigy after suffering from concussions

Top Ranked Cancer Hospitals U.S. News and World Report

Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy - CNN

This string (dental floss) may help you live to be 100

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk

Helpful with younger kids with cerebral palsy and similar problems


Probiotics:  My Solution for Crohn's Disease - CNN Health


If Gabby Giffords still struggles to speak,

how can she sing?

This story reminds me of how I used to have a pastor who had

a very bad stuttering problem, but when he preached a

sermon, he spoke perfectly.




Latest CyberKnife unit in Tulsa delivers pinpoint dose of radiation.

They became the first location in the world to receive the CyberKnife 8.0, an updated version of the device.


CyberKnife - St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City


Gamma Knife - OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City


Gamma Knife Information from Elekta


Mercy Imaging Services, Oklahoma City


ProCure Proton Therapy Center

Integris Cancer Institute of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

The Dean A. McGee Eye Institute - Oklahoma City


Interesting Medical Video


Peering Inside the Human Brain Map - with some new

neuroimaging that is unbelievable at UCLA Neuroimaging Lab

with Dr. Toga and Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN






Christopher Meyer, M.D., Family Practice (Board Certified), Mercy Clinic Primary Care, 530 N. Monte Vista, Ada, OK  74820, (580) 310-9510. 

My husband and I have been going to him for more than 15 years and think he is very knowledgeable.  He takes the time to listen and has a nice, caring personality. He has a movement disorder but appears to still able to take care of patients.  He has good nurses that assist him with exams and patient care.


Sherry Heck, PA at Mercy Clinic above is just wonderful.  She is so knowledgeable and caring.  She is really experienced in her field.  She takes plenty of time to listen to a patient's problems. She works under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Meyer.  She is located at Mercy Clinic Primary Care, 530 N. Monte Vista, Ada, OK  74820, (580) 310-9510.


Laurel Jordon, D.O., OB-GYN (Board Certified).  She received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  She grew up in Norman, OK.  Her office is at Mercy Clinic OB-GYN, 2020 E. Arlington St. in Ada, OK.  (580) 436-9037.  I have been very impressed with Dr. Jordan and have gone to her since she came to Ada about several years ago.  She was able to diagnose an unusual problem with me that several doctors missed and she was able to save the life of a friend and her baby.  She also had a rather unusual problem.


Jay Jacinto, M.D., Board Certified Surgeon at AllianceHealth in Durant Oklahoma,  1400 Bryan Drive, Suite 307,  (580) 931-9400 for appointment.  His clinical interest include:  General Surgery, Surgery for Thyroid, Parathyroid, Colorectal, Advanced laparoscopic. Also, Advanced hernia repair, Reflux Disease, Hiatal hernia repair.  Dr. Jacinto was my doctor when he was in Ada and I was very pleased with my procedure which appeared to go perfectly.  He is a very nice person. I would definitely recommend him.  Click on his name on this page. 


Michael A.  Tribbey, M.D., Neurologist, Neuroscience Institute, Mercy Clinic-NeuroScience Institute, 4120 West Memorial Road, Suite 218, Oklahoma City, OK 73120-9322, (405) 302-2661.  This doctor is from Ada and a close relative has known him nearly all his life.  He seems caring and extremely thorough.  He set up the appropriate tests and gave us the results by letter so we didn't have to drive up to Oklahoma City again.  He seems intelligent and asked the right questions.  He didn't hurry us and we asked plenty of questions and gave us time to tell the medical history. He spent at least an hour with us.  We got an appointment quickly and we were seen on time.  Dr. Tribbey is associated with Mercy Hospital.  He is Board Certified in Neurology and graduated with from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1977.  My husband and I had only one contact with Dr. Tribbey.


Charles Richard Vest, M.D., Ear, Nose and Throat doctor.  He also treats some skin cancers on patient's faces. He is board certified in Otolaryngology. He is in the First United Bank Building on Arlington on the west side, in Ada. The address is 1221 Arlington St.   I believe his phone number is (580) 436-5111.  He is now a part of Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center.  He has been in practice in Ada since 1979. He has helped me and my husband a number of times with various problems.  My husband feels that Dr. Vest saved his life on 2 occasions:  When my husband had a subdural hematoma Dr. Vest noted immediately it was not a sinus headache as Arnold thought, but a serious neurological problem and even offered to drive him over to the neurosurgeon in town.  The visit to the neurosurgeon then brought to light Arnold also had a brain tumor while he was having tests in the hospital.  Another time soon after my husband had brain surgery in Oklahoma City he started having some yellow looking discharge from his nose.  As a nurse, I knew this could be a very dangerous problem and we were unable to get up to the neurosurgeon.  He could have ended up with a brain infection which could have proved fatal.  Dr. Vest gave him some powerful antibiotic that knocked out the infection right away.  He's our hero!


Matt Campbell is Dr. Charles Vest's audiologist.  He is outstanding.  He is very experienced, knowledgeable, and personable.  Besides testing hearing he also can get a person excellent hearing aids.  We really recommend him.  His main office number is (405) 732-0600.  He can also be reached through Dr. Vest's office.  He is there 2 days a week.


Tre' Landrum, D.O., 520 N. Monte Vista, Suite B, Ada, OK  74820.  His phone is 580-421-6470.  He is an ENT doctor.  I went to him for some allergy problems and he helped me greatly in just a few days.  He is quite personable.  Click on his underlined name to see his website and learn more.  He provides a variety of services and treats a number of conditions.


Dr. Teresa Mazza, an audiologist, who works in with Dr. Tre' Landrum.  She is extremely impressive and appears very talented and well educated.  She has done some testing on my husband.


At Dean McGee Eye InstituteDr. Bradley K. Farris, Neuro-Ophthalmologist (405) 271-1091 or (800) 787-9013.  He is a Professor and Neuro Fellowship Director.    My husband had surgery by him.  He appears to be very knowledgeable and a good surgeon.  He is good Christian man.


Vickie Brandon, DVM, Felines and Friends, small animal vet clinic, 2627 Arlington St., Ada, OK, (580) 436-6369 (MEOW).  The best, most compassionate, vet I have been to.  I have been going to her for about 20 years.  She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary School (1987).  She and her staff have gone the extra mile ten times over many times for me and my cats.  I couldn't recommend her more.  She and her staff are outstanding.