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Closing a Common Hole in the Heart May Stop Migraines; Randomized Study to Determine if Closing a PFO is an Effective Migraine Treatment

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SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2007 – A procedure to fix a congenital heart defect related to stroke may also be responsible for the disappearance of some people's migraine headaches. Now, a randomized clinical research trial led by neurologists and interventional cardiologists may determine if repairing ...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute Featured in Nationally Broadcast TV News Story Titled "Brain Surgery Without a Knife"

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SEATTLE, Nov. 26, 2007 -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute executive director and neurosurgeon Marc Mayberg, M.D. -- along with one of his patents -- were recently interviewed for a television news story about a relatively new surgical procedure that allows for certain brain tumors to be remov...

Lifesaving TeleStroke Technology Linked to Swedish; Experts Stress that "Time is Brain"

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SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2007 – On October 22 Swedish became the first hospital in western Washington to activate an advanced telemedicine system in the emergency rooms (ER) of its Issaquah and Ballard campuses to provide a real-time, 24/7 link between ER physicians and stroke specialists b...

Life Sciences Fund Awards First Research Grants; Swedish Neurosurgeon, Researcher One of Only Six Awardees

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SEATTLE, Sept. 19, 2007 -- The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today that it has selected six Washington state research teams to receive more than $4.5 million in the Fund's inaugural grant competition. With support from these new grants, awardees will implement projects aimed...

September Issue of Seattle magazine Features Articles about Swedish's Neuroscience Institute, Executive Health Program

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SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2007 -- The September 2007 issue of Seattle magazine features a few healthcare-related articles involving Swedish that accompany the results of their seventh-annual Top Doctors survey.One of the articles -- headlined "Brain Trust" -- is about advances in and exper...

Deep Brain Stimulation Specialists with Swedish Neuroscience Institute Featured on KUOW Radio's Weekday Program

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SEATTLE, July 5, 2007 -- This morning Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) specialists with the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) took part in a live interview on KUOW Radio's (94.9 FM; National Public Radio) Weekday program. Titled "DBS and the Treatment of Disease," SNI neurosurgeon and...

Swedish Neurosurgeon, Patient Discuss Brain Tumors on Radio Program

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SEATTLE, July 5, 2007 -- Like so many areas of modern medicine, the fields of neuroscience and neurosurgery have experienced exciting medical and clinical research developments over the last few years. One area that has benefited from many of those advancements is our knowledge of and abilit...
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