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Focused Ultrasound: A New Hope for Movement Disorders


By Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD
Vice Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Director, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Service

Yesterday I became the first doctor in New York to perform an exciting new procedure on a patient with essential tremor, using high-intensity focused ultrasound to target the source of the tremors.

The Physical and Emotional Brain


By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief

My patients come to me with brain tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, and other neurosurgical conditions, and they entrust me not only with their brains but also with their minds, their senses, and even their emotions.

A New Era in Brain Health


By Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief

Building awareness of the importance of brain health, and then getting individuals to change their habits accordingly, is a campaign that remains in its infancy.

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