Mesoamerican Neurosurgery

October 14 is Columbus Day, or Indigenous People’s Day. Our country historically has celebrated Columbus Day due to Christopher Columbus’s westward travels, hitting land on October 12, 1492. Of course Columbus arrived in Guanahani in the archipelago of the Bahamas, but the indigenous people gave him the impression he arrived in India. We are named…

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MIT Found a Way to Magnetically Slither Through Anyone’s Brain

Those MIT guys are at it again… Now that they’re banned from blackjack and casinos, they’ve redirected their time to research brain vascular problems… in more minimally invasive ways than ever before. Aneurysms and stroke have long been challenging conditions for neurologists and neurosurgeons to treat. Both arise from blood vessel problems in the brain.…

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Stem Cells — What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

The United States has the largest number of stem cell clinics in the world. For anywhere between $2,500 to upwards of $20,000 cash, anyone can have stem cells injected in their spine. Most clinics offering this therapy advertise the regenerative nature of their procedure. “…industry-leading experience”, “… published research”, “… specialized training”. I’ve personally heard…

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