This month marks the emphasize on individuals and organizations joining to support the mission to eliminate the challenges of hydrocephalus by raising awareness through education and advocacy. This is particularly important since progress in new treatment methods or means of prevention have not kept pace due to lack of attention...

With the Baby Boomer generation reaching the ranks of the elderly, there’s a new consciousness of illness and health. This is an activist generation used to having the answers. That’s why it is of particular interest for us at Advanced Neurosurgery Associates (ANA) that recent news focuses on the mistaken...

ANA Patient Hailie Mussinan Selected as 2014 National “Face” of Hydrocephalus Awareness When you look at 4-year-old Hailie Mussinan, you see an incredibly happy child. She is a perfect example of the pediatric hydroceopalus patients we treat at ANA. In Hallie’s case, a shunt inserted by Dr. Arno Fried lets...

[iframe width=”500″ height=”361″]//www.youtube.com/embed/KxKiEmt3EaY?rel=0[/iframe] From the Greek words “hydro” (water) and “cephalus” (head), hydrocephalus is often referred to as ‘water on the brain’. Rather than water, however, it is the accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that characterizes hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is the most common congenital defect of the brain and spine with...

At ANA, we treat numerous pediatric and adult patients for hydrocephalus. Speculation is that hydrocephalus may result from inherited genetic abnormalities.

During the month of September, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) invites you to celebrate and honor the many faces of hydrocephalus, and to unite with the organization to create one strong voice of awareness. Hydrocephalus Awareness Month is a time that individuals and like-minded organizations can work together  towards the organization’s mission in...