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ALS Awareness Month Sheds Light on a Deadly Neurological Disease
May 21, 2015 – KTAR 92.3 FM

Robert Bowser, PhD, director of ALS research at Barrow Neurological Institute, discusses the severity of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Top 10 Health Stories from Arizona in Past 125 Years
May 20, 2015 – The Arizona Republic

Pioneering Brain Surgery: Director of Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s, neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler, MD, helped pioneer an intricate form of brain surgery to remove aneurysms called “cardiac stand still”.

Young Mom of Five Survives Mother’s Day Stroke
May 9, 2015 – ABC 13 News Now, Norfolk

Pamela Klonoff, PhD, a clinical neuro-psychologist and the clinical director of Barrow’s Center for Transitional Neurorehabilitation, discusses the recovery process for Amanda Ipple, a mother of five who suffered from a stroke one week before Mother’s Day in 2012.

Former Olympian, Now Partially Paralyzed Begins to Walk
May 4, 2015 – Fox 31 Denver

Six-time Olympic champion, who was paralyzed from the waist down last year, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is walking with help from therapists at Barrow Neurological Institute and a ‘wearable robot’.

Arizona Doctor Develops Program to Improve Patients’ Medical Memory
May 1, 2015 – 3TV News

Barrow neurosurgeon, Randall Porter, MD, has developed a software program, called Medical Memory, which is designed to make medical visits more memorable for patients.

New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries; AZ Man Sees Progress after Rare Surgery
April 29, 2015 – Fox 10 Phoenix

Operated on by neurosurgeon Nicholas Theodore, MD, at Barrow Neurological Institute following a motocross accident, Jordan Fallis was the first person in the world to undergo a revolutionary type of spinal surgery and has since seen improvements.

Former Diamondbacks Manager Diagnosed with Parkinson's
April 28, 2015 – ABC 15 Phoenix and Associated Press

Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow, neurologist Abraham Lieberman, MD, discusses the current state of Parkinson’s Disease in light of former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson’s diagnosis with the disease.

Boy 'Internally Decapitated' in 2010 Celebrates Seventh Birthday
April 24, 2015 – ABC 15 Phoenix

After being treated for “internal decapitation” in 2010 at Barrow Neurological Institute, Micah Andrews celebrated his seventh birthday at a surprise party with the people who saved his life including neurosurgeon, Nicholas Theodore, MD, and director of neurorehabiliation at Barrow, Christina Kwasnica.

Tetanus Shot Shows Promise in Therapy for Brain Cancer
March 12, 2015 – The Boston Globe

Director of the Brain Tumor Research Center at Barrow, Nadar Sanai says results from a new brain tumor study involving a dose of tetanus vaccine are exciting and positive.

Americans Going to Emergency Room for Traumatic Brain Injuries in Record Numbers
March 2015 – Managed Care News

Neurologist and director of the Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow, Javier Cardenas, MD, discusses the incidence and severity of sports related brain injury.


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