Author | Ajs Rayl, MA

Articles

Neurotechnology's New Wave, Part II: Value, Acceptance, and Clinical Applications

June 17, 2006

Neurotechnologic devices are proving themselves in clinical medicine. Many of these devices offer several distinct advantages over traditional pharmaceutical-based therapies: their effects are reversible, they are often cheaper than pharmaceuticals, and they solve therapy adherence issues. "If a problem occurs, you can turn off the device; or if the disease evolves over time, you can dynamically adjust the device," explained Ali R. Rezai, MD, chairman of the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic.

Brouhaha Over Babinski: Debate Centers on Usefulness of Test

February 03, 2006

In the late 1890s, Joseph Francois Felix Babinski (1857-1932), a French neurologist of Polish descent, discovered that if noxious stimulation of the sole of a patient's foot caused the big toe to rise and the other toes to splay, the reflex was indicative of corticospinal tract damage. "

Integrative Medicine Gains a Mainstream Foothold

October 01, 2005

complementary medicine, alternative medicine, acupuncture, and integrative medicine

Heart and Brain: A Clearer Connection

March 22, 2005

Published research is now backing up what would appear to many to be a clear heart and brain connection. As more of this research is circulated, it could have a direct impact on how neurologists practice medicine and on how neurologists and primary care physicians treat patients and interact with each other.