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Medical Rarities

A Brain Tumor With a Twist

CBS News reports a shocking discovery that a surgeon made after operating on a 26 year old female PhD student. The woman started having difficulty understanding basic information and communicating with others, and was constantly tired so she started seeing doctors to diagnose the issue. They found a cyst in...
CBS News reports a Minnesota mother of three who lived for 33 years believing she had spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. She experienced constant spasms, stiffness and cramps and endured an endless amount of doctors visits, medical procedures, medications and surgeries. Her specific symptoms never...

Dementia & Sexual Consent

Sexual Consent for Dementia Patients

In light of a recent court case in Iowa, a post in NPR's Shots blog ponders whether a person with Alzheimer's or dementia is capable of giving sexual consent. Many people say no, but one nursing home says sex among residents happens often enough that they even have written policies for dealing with these...