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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Sep 11th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

CBD - What are the Results? Nov 10th, 2018

I have prescribed low THC cannabis for refractory epilepsy patients as part of the Texas Compassionate Use Program.Average age (SD) = 15.8 (9.8)I am collecting retrospective data and the results are interesting.​So far about 1/3 have responded.Thank you to the patients!

New Blog on Asthma in Children Oct 28th, 2018

How do you diagnose asthma in pre-school children? What tests are available? Chronic cough? Why is immunotherapy not helping? Eczema and Asthma? What treats both conditions? Dr Susarla has pediatric pulmonary and asthma news for Houston & all Texas Children - read more here http://kidsasthma.blogspot.com/

Cannabinoids & Epilepsy in Texas Aug 2nd, 2018

Hey Texas! Houston Area !Cannabinoids for Epilepsy:  What do we know?  How does CBD work? Is CBD from marijuana? Is cannabis safe for children? Is Medical cannabis legal in Texas ?  What is a terpene? Indika? Sativa? Join us for a discussion Dr. Rajasekaran of Greenwich Biosciences (makers of Epidiolex) and  Dr....

School Shootings - What do we know? May 19th, 2018

There is ample food for thought in this article on causes and potential preventive measures for your violence. ...  The percent of guns obtained from home or a relative was 68% in the Secret Service study, 67% in the Newman et al. (2004) study, and 53% in the CDC study. gun_violence_article.pdf...

Mass Shootings and Mental Illness - Hold On, Now.... May 19th, 2018

Evidence-Based Facts  Mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent less than 1% of all yearly gun-related homicides. In contrast, deaths by suicide using firearms account for the majority of yearly gun-related deaths.  The overall contribution of people with serious mental illness to violent crimes is only...

Central Sleep Apnea - Who is at Risk? Mar 20th, 2018

ORDER FORM HERE Central Sleep Apnea is approached differently than Obstructive Sleep Apnea.​Check Central Sleep Apnea for HIGH RISK patients Who is at risk? CSA is common among patients with certain medical conditions: Severe obesity Heart Failure Atrial fibrillation   Problems that affect the brain and brainstem: Brain infection Stroke...

What is a Seizure emergency? Dec 4th, 2017

A seizure is considered an emergency when it lasts a long time or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures. Just like there are different types of seizures, there are also different types of emergencies. Convulsive status epilepticus​This term is used to describe the more...

Who Carries my Medications? Pharmacy Locator Sep 10th, 2017

Are you calling pharmacies sin Houston or around Texas to find who stocks your ADD/ ADHD or epilepsy  medications? Here are numbers that may help.  Mydayis                                               Shire -...

Clinically severe CACNA1A alleles affect synaptic function and neurodegeneration differentially Aug 5th, 2017

Essentially, this article demonstrates the clinical importance of genetics and of finding the rare people interested in your gene.  Genetic testing has implications for treatment.  1) The physician expected "patient one" to respond to acetazolamide based on the testing but she did not. This study demonstrates the process in an animal...