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CornerStone Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall 2014
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First-Rate Pulmonary Rehab Program Helps 9/11 First Responder Get His Life Back
NYU Winthrop Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors
NYU Winthrop Opens Urgent Care Center
U.S. News & World Report Names NYU Winthrop Among the Best in the New York Metro Area
At NYU Winthrop, No Man is an Island
Spotlight on Community Gifts Campaign
Hospital Participates in Major International Trial
Generous Grant Supports Alzheimer's Research at NYU Winthrop
NYU Winthrop Opens New Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
New Treatment Improves the Lives of Patients With MR
Swimming with Purpose: Annual Event Raises Pivotal Support for Child Life Program
A Cause to Celebrate Raises More Than $147,000 for Child Life Program
A Celebration of Life: NYU Winthrop's 16th Annual Cancer Survivor's Day
Unique Partnership Supports Families Facing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders
29th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $649,000+ for NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center
Eighth Annual Black & White Ball Raises Nearly $270,000 for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Eight and Forty Makes Donation to Department of Pediatrics
Richard A. Newhouse, Jr., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Long Island Foundation's Generosity Changes Lives at NYU Winthrop's Hempstead Pediatric Clinic
Running for a Reason
National Awards Recognize Quality Breast Health Care
Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
New Patient Family Advisory Council
The STAR Program: Enhancing the Hospital Experience for Children With Special Needs
NYU Winthrop: A Pioneer in the Use of Technology to Enhance Patient Care and Safety
NYU Winthrop Debuts New Ambulances
Nurse Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
NYU Winthrop Receives "Found Money"
Garden City Foundation Continues the Tradition of Making 'Miracles' for NYU Winthrop's CCFK
Twinkle Town Makes Colorful Donation to NYU Winthrop Kids
Milestone Golf Outing to Benefit the CCFK is a Record-Breaking Success
WiSH Clinic Opens
Surviving the Holidays
Hospital Celebrates Expansion With Dedication of New Specialty Center East
NYU Winthrop Unveils New "Welcome" Sign
NYU Winthrop Opens Manhattan's First and Only CyberKnife® Center

Once Again, NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center

Patients living with epilepsy a complex seizure disorder face many challenges. Characterized by disabling seizures triggered by abnormal electrical activity in the brain cells, the disease can manifest itself through a range of symptoms, from minor physical signs and thought disturbances to traumatic physical convulsions. Several types of seizures are easy to control, and many patients are well enough between episodes to lead normal lives. However, about 30 percent of the estimated three million Americans with epilepsy suffer with persistent seizures.

In an outstanding validation of its commitment to improving the lives of patients with epilepsy, the NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has once again been recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Level 4 Epilepsy Centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

"We at NYU Winthrop are proud of our Level 4 designation by the NAEC," said Mark Stecker, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences. "It reflects the sophisticated program that we have at NYU Winthrop, as well as the quality of the physicians and staff that make this possible."

"The NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers care through a multidisciplinary team approach, using the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods," added David Friedman, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Winthrop. "Our team of experts includes neurologists, epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuroradiologists, and specialized nursing and technical teams, who work together to provide integrated, expert care. It is the emphasis on the detailed collaboration of all members of the team which makes the Epilepsy Center at NYU Winthrop of the highest quality."

NYU Winthrop's dedicated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit was designed to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who experience hard-to-treat epileptic seizures. The Unit offers prolonged 24/7 monitoring in order to identify the specific region of the brain in which each patient's seizures originate and provide the appropriate treatment to reduce or eliminate the episodes. Among the features of the Unit is extended video electro-encephalography (EEG) monitoring.

NYU Winthrop's Department for Neurosciences also offers specialized centers for Parkinson's and other movement disorders. Physicians are pioneering the use of technologically advanced approaches for diagnosis and treatment, including state-of-the-art surgical interventions and the latest generation of medication therapies.

For more information about the NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP.