Gary E Cordingley, MD, PhD
These articles are intended for general information purposes only
and should not be construed as providing medical advice in
particular cases. Individuals in need of medical advice should
consult their own physicians.
Aphasia: The Cruelest Language Barrier
Cervical Radiculopathy: Diagnosing a Pinched Nerve in the Neck
Chronic Daily Headache: Same Old, Same Old
Diagnosing Spells: Fits, Faints and More
Evaluating Dementia: Assessment for Treatable Causes
A Term That Means Everything and Therefore Nothing
Nervousness and Shaking: Are They the Same Thing?
Numb, Dizzy and Normal: Deceptive Words in Medical Practice
Spin Control: What to Do When You're Dizzy
Staring-Spell Seizures: They're Not All the Same
Using Probability in Medical Diagnosis: A Headache Example
When A Sinus Headache Is Really a Migraine
The Neurological Exam: Evaluating the Master Organ
The ABCs of CTs and MRIs in Neurological Practice
Electroencephalograms (EEGs): Catching a Brain Wave
Electromyography (EMG): What Is It, and Does It Hurt?
Nerve Conduction Tests: What Are They?
Lumbar Puncture: This (Really) Is Spinal Tap
Medical Tests: What Does a "Normal Range" Mean?
Seven Sloppy Uses of Medical Tests
Conditions and their Treatments
Bell's Palsy: Managing to Save Face
Blepharospasm: That Blinkety-Blink Movement Disorder
Brain Concussions in Sports: What's the Fuss?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Pinched Median Nerve at the Wrist
Cervical Radiculopathy: Treating a Pinched Nerve in the Neck
Conquering Restless Legs: Victory over Defeat
Delirium Tremens (DTs): The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome from Hell
Early Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis: Difficult But Important
Epidural and Subdural Hematomas: Dangerous Blood Clots on the Brain
Epilepsy: Ten Tips for People with Seizures
Facial Pain: When a Nerve Is a Live Wire
Guillain Barré Syndrome: When Legs (and more) Turn to Rubber
Hemifacial Spasm: When a Wink Is Not a Wink
How Are Brain Contusions Different from Brain Concussions?
How to Lose Weight: Food for Thought
Water on the Brain
Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Bleeding Inside the Brain
Medication Overuse Headaches: The Vicious Cycle of Analgesic Rebound
Meningitis and Encephalitis: What's the Difference?
Nailing a Migraine: Hitting It Hard and Early
Parkinson's Disease: Its Over-Diagnosis and Under-Diagnosis
Parkinson's Disease: Ten Tips for Patients
Peroneal Neuropathy: Waiting for the Other Foot to Drop
Polyneuropathy: A Disease of the Longest Nerve-Fibers
Preventing Headaches and Reducing their Impact
Radial Neuropathy: The Wrist-Drop of Saturday Night Palsy
So You've Had a Stroke -- Now What?
Stroke: The First 24 Hours after a Brain Attack
Stroke Rehabilitation: A Novel Treatment Pays Off
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: When a Brain Aneurysm Bleeds
Thigh on Fire: Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy
Ulnar Neuropathy: Sane Treatment of a Crazy Bone
Affordable Drugs: Saving Money by Splitting Pills
Bias in Health Information: Understanding the Agendas
Gender Bias in Stroke Care
Seven Toxic Effects of Drug Companies
Talking Money with Your Doctor: Drugs and Tests for Less
Ten Things Medical Doctors Are Not Good At
Transgender Health, Education and Advocacy
History of Medicine
Walter Freeman's Lobotomies at Athens State Hospital
Les lobotomies frontales du Dr. Walter Freeman à l'Hôpital d’Athens dans l’état d'Ohio
Pictures Related to Transorbital Frontal Lobotomies, the Athens (Ohio)
and Dr. Walter Freeman
History of Medicine in Athens County, Ohio
Henly Chapman Rutter, M.D., Alienist
To Err Is Human: Nineteenth Century (Athens County, Ohio)
Horner's Syndrome: A Medical Discovery from the American Civil War
How to Perform the Neurologic Exam in Spanish -- now available on Kindle!