Chiari malformations are structural defects in the skull that can cause serious problems. These malformations are thought to be rare, affecting about one in one thousand people. But new and improved diagnostic imaging suggests it may be much more common than previously believed. Ivanhoe caught up with a courageous teenager who is doing all she can to fund research for this condition.
We've all felt it: life gets out of control, and we get stuck in a cycle of stress, and all the negative symptoms that come with it. Cereset is helping people "reset" their brain's balance, using only sound feedback. It's quick, non-invasive and patients don't have to rely on medication.
New technology is allowing cardiologists to do life-saving procedures on high- risk patients too sick to undergo open heart surgery. The heart lung catheter system called Tandemlife works to pump blood to keep the body functioning while doctors stabilize patients.
It is a subject that most people don't want to talk about. But one-third of all women seek treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding at some point in their lives. For some premenopausal women, a new non-surgical treatment is providing quick relief.
Alzheimer's disease is hard to detect early. Changes in the brain may start long before symptoms become apparent. Now results of a new study show that a memory test may tell doctors who is at risk of developing Alzheimer's years in advance.
Some would call it the holy grail of immunology. Researchers in labs across the country are working to develop a one-time flu vaccination that would give people long-term protection from all strains of the flu. Now, researchers at the University of Central Florida are trying to take the guesswork out of that vaccine development.
Intestinal malrotation affects one out of every 200 or more babies born in the U.S. It can cause abdominal pain and cramping. In extreme circumstances, the condition can be fatal. Some cases are diagnosed right after birth. But one woman had to wait over a decade before she found relief.