Neurology and Neurosurgery In the News
04/28/13 (week of): Allison Brashear, MD, Neurology, was interviewed by WFMY about onabotullinumtoxinA (Botox) injections as a therapy for limb spasticity in stroke patients.
04/18/13: James Caress, MD, Neurology, was featured in a News 14 Carolina report on a new procedure designed to help patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
04/09/13: Cheryl Bushnell, MD, neurology, is quoted in this article on the benefits of walking as therapy for stroke victims on AARP.org.
03/27/13: Alexander Powers, MD, Neurosurgery, was quoted in a New York Times
article about degenerative brain disease in National Football League players.
03/19/13: Ihtsham Haq, MD, Neurology, was quoted in articles on EverydayHealth.com about ways to relieve symptoms of restless leg syndrome and alternative therapies for the disorder, while he and Demera Hale, RD, Neurology, were quoted in a story offering dietary tips to people who have RLS. [Learn more about restless leg syndrome.]
03/11/13 (week of): Cheryl Bushnell, MD, Neurology, appeared on WXII to discuss a clinical trial of beet juice as a therapy for stroke patients.
03/09/13: Sandhya Kumar, MD, Neurology, was interviewed by television (News 14 Carolina), radio (WSJS-AM, WPTF-AM) and print (Winston-Salem Journal) outlets about how the time change can effect sleep.
03/05/13: Cheryl Bushnell, MD, neurology, is quoted in Ladies Home Journal about preventing stroke in young women.
02/14/13: Gautam “Vinnie” Popli, MBBS, Neurology, was featured in this WFMY News 2 report about helping a patient return to a normal life after suffering epileptic seizures most of her life.
02/11/13: Ihtsham Haq, MD, Neurology, was featured in this story on alien hand syndrome that aired on WCBS-TV in New York, flagship station of the CBS television network.
01/22/13: James Caress, MD, associate professor of neuromuscular conditions, was featured in this Camel City Dispatch article on the medical guidance he and the ALS Center’s team provided for a Festival Stage performance called 33 Variations.
01/18/13: Cheryl Bushnell, MD, Neurology, was featured in an online article and video for MedPage Today on how concerns about medications may affect drug adherence for stroke patients.
12/12/12: Rashid Janjua, MD, Neurosurgery, and John Reynolds, MD, Anesthesiology, were interviewed by WGHP regarding a recent brain surgery that was performed on a pregnant gun-shot patient.
11/20/12: Charles H. Tegeler, MD, Neurology, is quoted in this Science Daily piece about a Wake Forest Baptist study that uses musical tones to balance brain activity and effectively reduce insomnia.
11/16/12: Alexander Powers, MD, neurosurgery, is interviewed for the heartbreaking ESPN story about Byron Elrod, the infant son of Wake Forest quarterback coach Tom Elrod and his wife, Maureen. Byron died of an inoperable and rare brain tumor at Brenner Children's Hospital soon after his birth.
9/14/12: Allison Brashear, MD
, chair, neurology, was interviewed for this Heart Insight
article about post-stroke spasticity
. Heart Insight is a quarterly magazine published by the American Heart Association for cardiovascular patients, their families and caregivers.
08/09/12: Cheryl Bushnell, MD, neurology, is quoted in several national health and medical websites about her pilot study that found stroke patients were more likely to take their medications if they were prompted by a phone call from a "coach" following discharge.
05/31/12: Allison Brashear, MD, neurology, is featured in an ABCNews.com story on new research in rats that may show promise for spinal restoration in humans.
05/16/2012: Emily Poole Pharr, MD, neurology, comments for Reuters Health Medical News on a new study on the risk of PML in multiple sclerosis.
11/23/2011: Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist have teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify ways to better diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder using the latest in high-tech brain imaging.
09/16/2011: More than 200 people from across the region attended an inspiring community event on Upper Limb Spasticity (ULS), hosted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Henry Winkler, best known for his role as "The Fonz" on "Happy Days," shared several personal stories of his own mother's struggle with ULS. He was joined by two national experts Allison Brashear, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest Baptist and Cheryl Bushnell, MD, director of the Wake Forest Baptist Stroke Center.
"ULS impacts approximately one million Americans and unfortunately is often not recognized or treated," said Brashear. "As a result, community education and awareness at events where we can reach several hundred people are extremely important to patients and even health care professionals."
The event also included powerful and moving testimonials from patients who battle the debilitating condition. Patients shared stories about their experiences with clinical trials, treatment options and living with ULS.
08/11/12: Cormac O'Donovan, MD, neurology, is quoted in a WebMD article about a new study in the journal Neurology that shows a seizure drug might be of benefit to patients with brain tumors.