Browsing the "Neurosciences" Category

St. Luke’s Approach to Stroke Care Saves Precious Time and Brain

November 27th, 2017

When it comes to stroke care, there is a mantra in the health care community: Time is brain. This simple phrase powerfully underscores the importance of both rapid recognition of stroke symptoms and rapid treatment. “For every minute that a large stroke is happening, the patient loses up to 2 million neurons,” says Daniel Ackerman,

Multiple Sclerosis: What Every Woman Needs to Know

September 25th, 2017

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), your immune system attacks your central nervous system, affecting your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. About two thirds of those diagnosed are women. Because the disease strikes

St. Luke’s Neurosurgical Team Expands, Adding Two Specialists

August 11th, 2017

Evan Marlin and Martin Oselkin have joined St. Luke’s University Health Network’s exceptional team of neurosurgical doctors. Both are eager to assist the neurosurgical staff as they deliver optimal, personalized care to area patients, by using the latest technologies and procedures, including those offered nowhere else in the Lehigh Valley. Neurosurgeon Evan Marlin, MD, comes to St. Luke’s

Ambulatory EEG Reminder Regarding Orders, Reimbursement

July 7th, 2017

When ordering an ambulatory EEG, the patient must have had a routine EEG done within 12 months of the ambulatory EEG study. If the routine study is greater than 12 months, the routine study must be repeated before an ambulatory study can be done. If the patient had a routine study done at another institution within the

St. Luke’s Wins National Awards for Stroke Treatment

June 23rd, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has received top honors from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. The network has received the associations’ Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This recognizes a provider’s commitment to giving the most appropriate stroke treatment according to

St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center Receives High-Level Accreditation

April 12th, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (April 7, 2017) – The St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center has received a high-level accreditation designation for the next two years from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). The NAEC recently notified the St. Luke’s Epilepsy Center that it has been accredited as a Level 3 Epilepsy Center for 2017 and 2018. According to the NAEC,