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Autism Spectrum Disorders
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)
Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors
Seizure and Epilepsy
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
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
Jaxon Strong on Facebook
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
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
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
"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
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)
Discovery of hidden lymphatic vessel in the brain called 'dazzling'
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.
(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
Sleep apnea tied to memory problems
Sleep: The Ultimate Brainwasher?
Story from Science Now magazine
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
The Next Frontier of Medicine
Scientists find relationships between the brain and gut bacteria
New "Digital Dementia" Plaguing Young Tech Users
Your Brain on Prayer from Through the Wormhole
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
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
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
The Dean A. McGee Eye Institute - Oklahoma City
Must See Medical Videos
The Future of Medicine Today - Video
iDoctor: Could a smartphone be the future of medicine? YES!
Book by the doctor in the video, Dr. Eric Topol:
The Creative Destruction of Medicine:
How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care
Go to amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com
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
Fionnuala Gurley, M.D., Cardiologist, Ada, OK. She is associated with Integris Heart Hospital. Her office is located at 625 N. Monte Vista, Ada, OK 74820, (580) 310-0500.
She has taken care of my husband Arnold Allen and me and we couldn't be more pleased with her and her staff. She is also a Registered Pharmacist and is originally from Ireland. No long waits in the office--very punctual. She did her cardiology residency at Mayo Clinic. She is takes the time to listen, is very smart, and is quite charming and caring. She is one of the few physicians in the country who is board certified in 4 areas. I would rate her outstanding.
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 10 years and think he is really outstanding. He takes the time to listen and has a nice, caring personality.
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.
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, 1800 University Blvd., (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 and I was very pleased with my procedure which appeared to go perfectly. He is a very nice person. I would definitely recommend him. If you go to this link and want to see Dr. Jacinto's picture and info, scroll down the 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.
Andrew C. Gin, M.D., Neurologist, 1211 N. Shartel, Suite 600, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, Phone (405) 682-9955. We got into his office quickly--about 10 min. His office staff was very friendly and helpful on the phone and in person. Dr. Gin appeared to take the time to read several pages I had written summarizing my husband's condition. He did a quick, adequate exam, but the needed information came from the materials I brought with us since my husband had mostly already recovered. We had a discussion for 15 to 20 minutes. He didn't feel my husband had to have an MRI since he was already nearly recovered, although he gave him the option to have one if he wanted one. My husband declined. He had his staff set up 2 more appointments in the future. The first one was in a week which he could cancel if he was doing well. He was highly recommended by my husband's neurosurgeon that we have known well for 15 years and consider a trusted friend. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1976. I believe he is affiliated with Saint Anthony Hospital which is very close to his office. My husband and I only had one contact with Dr. Gin.
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.
Two doctors at Dean McGee Eye Institute: Dr. Bradley K. Farris, Neuro-Ophthalmologist (405) 271-1091 or (800) 787-9013. He is a Professor and Neuro Fellowship Director. Dr. P. Lloyd Hildebrand, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (405) 271-1096 or (800) 787-9018. He is a Professor and Director of Global Eye Care Fellowship. Both are at 608 Stanton L. Young Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73104. My husband had surgery by both of them.
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.