Floortime – An Emerging Intervention for Children With Autism

By Annette Pinder Growing up in Brooklyn, there was a child on our street who was different. She didn’t talk, and seemed to be off in her own world, as our moms whispered, “She’s autistic.” I found a book at the local library on the topic and

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WNY Genome Project and What It Means to You

Imagine being able to examine your genetic makeup to determine if you are likely to develop a disease. Imagine being able to receive treatment and medication designed specifically for you in the most effective dose. One of the most important aspects of modern medicine is genetics, or

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When Is a Headache More Than Just a Headache?

What would cause a 34-year-old woman to waken with severe and throbbing head pain, nausea and dizziness?  A 9-year-old to have a headache lasting four months? Or an otherwise healthy 32-year-old woman to have severe headaches and seizures? These are just some of the difficult cases of

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Medical 411: Syringomyelia and Chiari

Syringomyelia (SM) is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord, expands and elongates over time, and destroys the center of the cord, resulting in pain, weakness, and stiffness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs. Symptoms can include headaches, inability to distinguish heat

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Depression Without Medicine – New Treatment at Dent Neurological Institute

Depression is a devastating brain illness that affects millions of Americans, their families and even their employers. People with depression may exhibit such symptoms as problems with sleep, appetite, level of energy, and concentration. They may show a lack of motivation, unusual feelings of guilt, and experience

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New DENT Dizziness and Balance Center Brings Hope, World Class Diagnostics and Treatment

by Annette Pinder Have you ever felt dizzy or lightheaded? Lost your balance? Experienced vertigo (a feeling of spinning)?  One in 3 people will have dizziness or balance dysfunction during their life time. They are the number 1 complaint of patients over age 70 and number 3

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