Dr. Neil Martin, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple and quick MRI technique might aid in early detection of Parkinson's disease, British researchers report.

    The new MRI approach can detect with 85 percent accuracy people who have early stage Parkinson's disease, according to findings pub...Full Article

  • The traditional treatment is called aneurysm clipping. A craniotomy is performed, opening a window in the bone of the skull. A surgical microscope is used to locate the aneurysm, then microsurgical techniques are used to close it off with a spring-loaded clip. The clip squeezes the aneurysm and seals...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first artificial arm that can perform complex tasks was approved for sale May 9 in the United States.

    The DEKA Arm System detects electrical signals in the muscles close to where the prosthetic is attached, which are then sent to a computer pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with psychiatric disorders are less likely to commit violent crimes if they are taking antipsychotic or mood-stabilizing drugs, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 80,000 men and women in Sweden who were prescribed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone does it, but just why people yawn has remained a mystery. Now, a new study suggests that yawning might help cool an overheated brain.

    Austrian researchers found that the amount of yawning folks do varies with air temperature, with the p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that nature and nurture may be equal partners in the origins of autism.

    "This study emphasizes not only what a strong role genetics play as a cause for autism in many affected individuals, but it also reinforces the concept th...Full Article

  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a form of facial pain, but not everyday ordinary facial pain. This is facial pain of such a severity that it’s been called the suicide disease. Before we had good treatments for trigeminal neuralgia, in rare cases, patients would commit suicide to get away from this horrible...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain may be less likely to suffer a stroke or die if they don't undergo any procedures to correct the problem, new research suggests.

    The study included 204 patients in Scotland...Full Article

  • Migraine headaches are typically pounding, throbbing headaches. They often occur on both sides of the head but sometimes on one side of the head, and those headaches are typically called sick headaches. Migraine headaches are associated with nausea and vomiting, and they're often preceded by an aura....Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement.

    All the patients saw some improvement in weakness or paralysis...Full Article

  • Non-invasive imaging techniques can be used, usually a computerized tomography (CT) angiogram or preferably a magnetic resonance (MR) angiogram with intravenous contrast injection. A three-dimensional image of the aneurysm can be generated. The size can be measured carefully to see if it develops...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene mutation associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been identified in a study led by the U.S National Institute on Aging (NIA).

    ALS is a fatal degenerative condition that kills ne...Full Article

  • The main symptom of a ruptured, or hemorrhaged, aneurysm is a sudden, severe headache. People often say it's the worst headache of their life. Or they may describe the feeling of something tearing inside their head. It is a very dramatic event.

    Other related symptoms include severe neck pain and...Read More
  • An aneurysm is a weakened, ballooned-out spot in a brain artery. The arteries are the high-flow, high-pressure blood vessels inside the head that carry blood from the heart.

    This is a congenital problem. In other words, we believe that people are born with a slightly weakened spot in a brain blood...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Removing half the skull is a drastic step, but it's one that can save lives in people over 60 who've had a severe stroke, new research indicates.

    Unfortunately, even though the procedure -- called hemicraniectomy -- reduces pressure on a swel...Full Article