One in 26 Americans has epilepsy, a neurological condition that interrupts normal electrical activity in the brain. Many effective treatments are available.
For epilepsy, new brain surgery techniques can bring relief, and often a cure, if seizures haven't been helped by medications.
Helpful for treating essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation may soon be used for other conditions like Alzheimer's disease and obesity.
Malignant pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors, including low-grade gliomas and medulloblastomas, are the second most common childhood cancer.
A traumatic brain injury can cause problems in memory, cognition, language and motor skills. With skilled, timely treatment many patients recover.