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Connie Watts

Robotic technology debuts for brain aneurysms

Robotics is entering the realm of brain-aneurysm treatment, with a local neurosurgeon in the forefront of using it. And Connie Watts, a Lakeland woman, is the first of several patients to receive aneurysm surgery from him that way. Dr. Tsz Lau, a University of South Florida neurosurgeon based at Lakeland Regional Health, used the robotic …

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World’s first robot-assisted brain aneurysm surgery performed in Toronto

TORONTO –  A team of Toronto doctors has completed the world’s first brain aneurysm surgery using robotics, leading to hope of better treatment for aneurysm and stroke patients, especially in areas where specialized surgical expertise isn’t available. Neuroradiologist Dr. Vitor Pereira, who controlled the robot from a console inside the operating room during the Nov. …

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Long Island Mother Judy Tedesco Survives 3 Brain Aneurysms Discovered By Accident: ‘It Was Divine Intervention’

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – It’s a remarkable story of survival: A mother of teenage triplets had three brain aneurysms. Thanks to state-of-the-art surgery, her life was saved. “It was divine intervention is what it was,” said Judith Tedesco of Yaphank. Tedesco, a mother of 17-year-old triplets, accidentally discovered she was in acute medical danger. “I woke …

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Rush, Fitzpatrick Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation To Advance Biomedical Research Stalled By Pandemic

More than 1,000 clinical trials remain disrupted because of COVID-19, setting back research on cures and treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s, blindness, sickle-cell anemia WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced the Long-term Opportunities for Advancing New Studies (LOANS) for Biomedical Research Act (H.R. 3437), new bipartisan legislation that …

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Citizens of the Week: Erin Kreszl & Christine Kondra – Spreading Brain Aneurysm Awareness

Jessica Press from The Philadelphia Citizen nominated The Bee Foundation co-Founders, Erin Kreszl & Christine Kondra as Citizens of the Week.  Here is her original Article. Holidays can be stressful for anyone. Which is why, in December 2013, when 27-year-old Society Hill health coach and wellness blogger Jenny Sedney came down with an excruciating headache …

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In The Cobwebs of My Mind: Surviving a Brain Aneurysm

A recollection of surviving a brain aneurysm. From the article ‘In the Cobwebs of my Mind’ from edge magazine. “The subarachnoid space is where the cerebral spinal fluid circulates and is responsible for protecting your brain from injury. Serving as a cushion. A hemorrhage in this space can cause a coma, paralysis and even death.” — …

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Meet Honey Bash Guest Speaker Kavita Basi

In March of 2015, Kavita Basi was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening illness – a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.   She was treated with 4 brain operations.  There is a 50% survival rate with the remainder of those who do survive having serious disabilities like hearing, difficulty walking, partially paralyzed and brain damage. Kavita has overcome …

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Washington College grad Matt Sedney competed in 1st marathon in honor of late sister, Jennifer, & to fundraise for The Bee Foundation

The Bee Foundation was founded in memory of Jennifer Sedney, who lost her life to a ruptured brain aneurysm on Christmas Day in 2013. The Baltimore Sun recently wrote an article about Matt Sedney, her younger brother, who decided to run the Baltimore Marathon in her honor, while also fundraising for brain aneurysm research.