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November 2nd, 2016

Intracranial Aneurysms for the Non-Neurosurgical Provider: Primer Series (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this primer series on intracranial aneurysms for non-neurosurgical providers, I will discuss modifiable and non-modifiable patient risk factors for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) during intracranial aneurysm treatment. Modifiable Risks: Hypertension (HTN)[1] Patients with mild-moderate HTN (defined by systolic blood pressure of 130-169 mmHg) have a hazard risk (HR) of 2.3 for SAH compared with patients with […]


July 27th, 2016

School Schedules Make for Sleepy Teens

As high school students wind down their summers, I am reminded of a study I read last year from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which concluded that most students at middle and high schools start their school day too early. Their early start times were disrupting their natural sleep pattern and subsequently leading to […]


July 13th, 2016

Running Through Life

The morning air has a chill, but pockets of early sun stream through the trees, melting on my skin, giving me goosebumps. I shiver and jog slowly to warm up, watching the relaxed runners chatting, pinning on race numbers, and the serious runners alone, earbuds intact, stretching on the grass. “Fifteen minutes to race time!” […]


March 2nd, 2016

Think Outside the Scale

Consider the following case: An 18-year-old female patient with a body-mass index (BMI) of 43 and no other health issues is referred for gastric sleeve surgery. She has tried multiple diets in conjunction with being moderately active and at best has paused or slowed her weight gain. Her parents and one sibling are not overweight, but […]


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