Departmental Doctors rally to save ‘Baby Klaus,’ born with massive head due to excess fluid build-up

December 20, 2010

Sheri Burdine remembers the day she received the phone call from a woman named Ericka in El Paso, Texas, seeking help for Baby Klaus. The 10-month-old had been diagnosed with hydrocephalus— commonly known as “water on the brain” — and his head had grown to three times normal size. Local doctors had sent him home to die, […]

Dr. Koebbe using a piece of equipment to explain something to Patient Lino Ozuna.

Device retrieves clot, helps retired bus mechanic beat stroke

June 3, 2010

Patricia Ozuna can tell you all about the night her husband, Lino, suffered a stroke. The couple lay in bed at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2009, when Patricia felt his body lean into hers. “I said, ‘Lino, you’re squashing me.’ It didn’t take me more than a minute to realize something was wrong. He […]

Battling To Beat Brain Cancer

May 11, 2009

It started several months ago with the headaches — blinding assaults from out of the blue that would leave Katherine Brown incapacitated, unable to work or even move, hypersensitive to light and sound. She thought she was having migraines. Her primary care physician believed she might be struggling with depression or anxiety, so he gave […]