Dr. Arno Fried recently presented an overview on childhood brain tumors at a Saint Peter’s University Hospital neuro-oncology symposium on January 30, 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey. The symposium was attended by 40 prominent pediatricians, internists, oncologists and neurologists practicing in central New Jersey. His discussion focused on the evolution...

Dr. Vivek Ramakrishnan attended a meet-and-greet dinner at Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick on January 27, 2018. Among those in attendance were chiropractic, pain management and neurologic specialists. Dr. Ramakrishnan specializes in complex spine surgery and joined Advanced Neurosurgery Associates in August. He has already been very active in the...

Here’s food for thought: The average adult human brain has about 100 billion cells. Scientists used to think that past childhood, the brain stopped developing. Once all of its connections formed, they were set for life, and then, all these cells would simply begin their inexorable decline....

Why do we eat what we do? Imagine you’re craving something comforting yet undoubtedly naughty. Why do you go for the chocolate, not the broccoli? Why the ice cream instead of the salad? It turns out that this particular preference for sugar is an old one, biologically ingrained for our survival. ...

It was once believed that the brain had a finite capacity for change or healing and that a damaged brain was beyond reasonable hope. The theory was that the brain could compensate by making new connections among its surviving neurons, but its capacity for repairing itself was limited. Yet as far...

Want to be a superager? If that’s a question, it’s clearly a rhetorical one. A superager has a super, youthful brain. Who wouldn’t want a youthful brain?!...

Epilepsy used to be stigmatized to a shocking degree. Not so, anymore. The moral and medical support regarding epilepsy is strong. Today, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who deal with epilepsy are specially trained and up-to-date in their field. But there’s another frontier to conquer, and it’s one that people...

As part of the public discussion —which includes scientific research findings— I have watched the issue of concussions publicized and debated. An outcry has led to better awareness and some protective measures, but the culture still needs to catch up....

When she started kindergarten, Katherine experienced small delays, but then seemed to catch up. However, when she got upset or frustrated, her mother noticed there was some dragging of her right leg. That turned out to be a warning sign. Ultimately, in the first grade, Katherine had a stroke. Taken...

Have you ever wondered what Lil Wayne, Elton John, Danny Glover and Alexander the Great all have in common? If you were thinking they all have great musical abilities, or that they could potentially rule the world, that’s not a bad guess. But they actually all have epilepsy, a condition...

Dr. Arno Fried has been honored as an Inside New Jersey Top Doc for 2016. Inside Jersey’s listing of Top Doctors is the largest of any New Jersey magazine. Their partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., the gold standard for medical ratings research, represents the most authoritative and informed assessment...

Whether it regards Miami, Puerto Rico or the Olympics in Brazil, the publicity and understandable anxiety caused by the outbreak of the Zika virus cannot be denied. In particular, the fear of Zika-related brain birth defects has been the topic of regularly breaking news, creating an atmosphere of caution and...

Advanced Neurosurgery Associates (ANA) is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Arno Fried is now an official contributor to the Huffington Post. With nearly 42 million readers, The Huffington Post is an online destination for news, blogs and original content on various topics. As a contributor, Dr. Fried...