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UTHealth Houston genetic counselor and geneticist help family navigate diagnosis for baby with infantile epileptic seizures

After her diagnosis of a PRRT2 genetic change, which can cause infantile epilepsy and migraines, 4-month-old Parker was switched to a medication that has helped contol her seizures. (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Schneider)

November 8, 2023

In December 2022, while at day care, Kelsey and Joe Schneider’s 4-month-old daughter Parker suffered her first epileptic seizure, suffering a total of six between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, along with two hospitalizations at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Kelsey had intense, body-numbing migraines herself, but wasn't aware of any family history of seizures.

Active 79-year-old back to marathon rowing following double shoulder replacement

After injuries sidelined him from running marathons, Reuben Bronstein discovered rowing as a new passion. Double shoulder replacements keep the 79-year-old pain-free these days as he rows more than 50 miles a week. (Photo by Logan Ball, UT Physicians)

October 26, 2023

When asked to describe his lifestyle, Reuben Bronstein, age 79, uses the words “extremely physically active” for the last 40+ years. He was a serious marathon runner until stress fractures in his tibia sidelined him. Exercising on the elliptical and treadmill were not replacement options he enjoyed. Then he bought a rower, and it became his second love to running for the past 13 years.

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