In The News

As news stories about hypothalamic hamartomas, gelastic seizures, treatment breakthroughs, and the Hope for HH foundation are reported In the News, we gather them here. Read recent and archived articles below.

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Top Media Coverage Through The Years


December 12, 2011 – New York Magazine printed 50 reasons to love New York. Check out reason number 35!

December 20, 2011 РABC reported on how pioneering surgeon Harold Rekate operated on Nico Bastolla with a new surgical device. The operation changed Nico’s life and led to a company being named after him

November 28, 2011 – Newswise reported the latest data from Gamma Knife Centres detailing the benefits of this surgery beyond seizure reduction

October 27, 2011 – HH made primetime with a storyline on Grey‚Äôs Anatomy, Episode 7 which aired October 27,2011 titled ‚ÄúPut Me In Coach.‚Äù Dr. Derek Shepherd (aka Dr. McDreamey) used the transcallosal approach to operate on a girl with HH. This will help raise awareness, expedite diagnosis, and increase research! To see this episode, visit ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy site.

July 18, 2011 РTexas Children’s Hospital issued a press release about an exciting new breakthrough in the treatment of epilepsy: a minimally invasive laser technology that destroys lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy, including hypothalamic hamartomas.

July 18, 2011 РTexas Children’s Hospital story about an exciting new breakthrough in the treatment of epilepsy was picked up by CBS

July 14, 2011 Рone year-old Zeta Brabham from South Carolina travelled by air ambulance to Phoenix Children’s Hospital for life-changing surgery

June 19, 2011 – nineteen year-old Zach Wagner travelled to Barrow for surgery to remove his hypothalamic hamartoma. Read how his community rallied round, and how the surgery went