In the News: Surgery for Epilepsy Patient, Discrimination & Illness, and Esophageal Cancer Risks

Terry Lynam

About half of surgically treated adults with epilepsy remain seizure-free a decade later, a large follow-up study of epilepsy surgery shows. Dr. Ashesh Mehta discusses the study stating, "These days if a patient has failed two or three medications we might consider surgery because it has become much safer and more effective over the last few decades."

A new study suggests that stress associated with racial discrimination may take a heavy toll on the body, which North Shore-LIJ cardiologist and chief diversity officer Dr. Jennifer Mieres says could help explain why certain racial groups tend to have more heart disease, diabetes and other age-related conditions.

North Shore-LIJ gastroenterologist Dr. David Bernstein responds to a new Danish study suggesting that the risk of developing deadly esophageal cancer for patients with a condition known as Barrett's esophagus is significant, but not as dire as once reported.

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Terry Lynam,

Vice President, Public Relations

North Shore-LIJ Health System

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