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Peter Pressman, M.D.

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By Peter Pressman, M.D.

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    • Uncommon Causes of Acute Recurrent Vertigo Created: Monday, May 13, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If you're suffering from acute attacks of dizziness and the most common problems have been ruled out, there are more places to look." itemprop="description"> Saturday, February 04, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Love was once thought to be beyond our understanding, or at least relegated to the realm of philosophers and poets." itemprop="description">> Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The frontal lobotomy was an early example of psychosurgery, a controversial surgical procedure intended to alter someone's mood, thoughts or behavior." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Minds and Machines Created: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      What are brain-machine interfaces, and how might they help patients with neurological disease?
    • What Are These Spots on My MRI? Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Many people are alarmed to hear that their MRI shows several small spots, which they are told is associated with aging. What causes these spots and what do they mean? Are they dangerous? Learn mo...
    • What's Causing Your Tremor? Created: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      All of us have some degree of tremor. So how do we know when a tremor means something more? Learn what you should pay attention to in order to help your neurologist determine the cause of your tr...
    • Understanding MRI Results Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)is a tool frequently used by neurologists to take images of the brain and spinal cord. How can you best learn about how to interpret these images?
    • Symptoms of a Stroke Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Stroke is one of the most serious neurological illnesses, but many people never recognize what's happening in time to treat the problem. Learn how to tell if you're having a stroke.
    • Coping with Parkinson's Disease Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Adjusting to a diagnosis of any chronic disease can be challenging, and Parkinson's disease also poses unique problems. Here are some common solutions and tips for coping with Parkinson's.
    • When Dizziness is Serious Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Dizziness is a common symptom which sometimes indicates a serious problem. How can you tell when your dizziness is serious?
    • Do You Need a Neurologist? Created: Thursday, January 05, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Neurology is the medical specialty that focuses on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Neurologists deal with a large number of different problems. Do you need a neurologist?
    • Vestibular Migraine Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Migraine can mimic almost any neurological problem, and among those is dizziness. People with migraine often complain of nausea and a sense of spinning. Learn more here." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Types of Tremor Created: Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      When evaluating someone who has a tremor, neurologists attempt to put the tremor into one of several categories. Each category is associated with different disease types, and therefore also associ...
    • Fungal Infections of the Nervous System Created: Friday, October 26, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      To be infected by a spore, mold or fungus has a uniquely nasty feeling about it. This is particularly the case when the fungus invades something as prized and private as our brains. Fungal infect...
    • Radial Nerve Injury Created: Friday, August 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      The radial nerve is one of three nerves that supplies the hand, as well as several parts of the arm. Injury can lead to distinctive patterns of numbness and weakness. Learn more here."
    • Tics Created: Monday, June 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Tics are abnormal movements or behaviors that are preceded by an irresistible urge. Despite their association with Tourette's syndrome, tics are very common in childhood, and do not usually signif...
    • The Zombie Brain Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Two researchers have constructed a model of the fictional zombie brain, using the undead to liven up interest in neuroscience." itemprop="description">ption">
    • The Autonomic Nervous System Created: Saturday, February 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      The autonomic nervous system controls vital functions like blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, sweating, and other things beyond our direct conscious control." itemprop=pr="$zTP='t3'" --> itempr...
    • Management of Elevated Intracranial Pressure Created: Sunday, August 19, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      When pressure gets too high around your brain, very bad things can happen. Fortunately, there are a number of different ways neurologists can control that pressure, usually in a neuro-ICU."
    • Understanding Brain Death Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      There is more to a loss of consciousness than simply not being awake. States such as coma, persistent vegetative state, and normal sleep all involve a loss of consciousness, and all have different...
    • Why is my Thumb Tingling? Created: Friday, July 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      The fingers and thumb can tingle for a variety of reasons, but to understand those reasons, it's important to understand the neuroanatomy of the hand." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Lumbar Punctures: Common Questions Answered Created: Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Some common questions about lumbar punctures, or spinal taps, are addressed." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terribly debilitating disease. As people with ALS get weaker, many serious, life-threatening changes occur that need to be addressed by a team of medical pr...
    • Managing the Most Serious Symptoms of ALS Created: Friday, February 24, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      If you've been recently diagnosed with ALS, you've probably got some questions and concerns regarding your future. While ALS has no cure, that doesn't mean you can't get help. There are lots of r...
    • How Doctors Diagnose Guillain-Barre Syndrome Created: Friday, May 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Guillain-Barré is a potentially dangerous syndrome with weakness that spreads up the body. Learn more about how doctors can tell if you have this disorder." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Spinal Nerve Roots Created: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      One of the most common problems in neurology is when a spinal nerve root is compressed, leading to pain, numbness, and sometimes weakness. To understand the problem, we first need to understand th...
    • Six Common Causes of Sudden Vertigo Created: Sunday, May 19, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Vertigo is an illusionary sense of movement. When vertigo comes on suddenly, it can be uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous. Learn more about causes of vertigo here." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • Understanding CT Scan Results Created: Friday, December 14, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      CT scans are frequently ordered by neurologists and other doctors, especially in emergency situations. What do the images show, and how are they interpreted?" itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Introduction to Psychosomatic Illness Created: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Psychosomatic disorders are frequently misunderstood. The term is used when a psychiatric problem such as depression, anxiety or other disturbance manifests itself as seemingly unrelated physical s...
    • What is a Coma? Created: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The term coma has terrifying connotations to most people. In reality, many things can cause coma, and the probability of recovery can range from practically certain to almost no chance of meaningf...
    • Parasitic Infections of the Central Nervous System Created: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Parasitic infections can invade practically any part of the body imagineable. Those that infect the nervous system are potentially the most damaging, and the most disturbing."
    • Carotid Artery Stenting Created: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Carotid stenosis is a narrowing of neck arteries that increases stroke risk. The usual way of correcting stenosis is with surgery, but a less invasive option, carotid artery stenting, is available...

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