SOURCE: slp3D

January 31, 2007 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: ProHealth Care to Webcast Acoustic Neuroma Educational Brain Surgery Program

Live Webcast: From Waukesha Memorial Hospital: January 31, 2007 at 7:00 PM CST (February 1, 2007 at 01:00 UTC)

WAUKESHA, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- ProHealth Care will broadcast an educational webcast on acoustic neuroma surgery performed at Waukesha Memorial Hospital on www.OR-Live.com. The broadcast will include a roundtable discussion with neurosurgeon Kenneth Reichert, MD, and Steven Harvey, MD, otolaryngologist, and video of the procedure. An acoustic neuroma is a benign, non-cancerous tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. Acoustic neuromas are one of the most common types of brain tumors. According to the National Institutes of Health, they affect approximately one out of every 100,000 people each year.

The symptoms of an acoustic neuroma vary with the size and location of the tumor, but common symptoms include:

--  Ringing in the ear
--  Hearing loss in the affected ear
--  Vertigo
    
Less common symptoms include:


--  Headache
--  Dizziness
--  Loss of balance
--  Sleepiness
--  Different pupil sizes
--  Numbness and/or pain in the face or one ear
    
The most useful test to identify an acoustic neuroma is an MRI of the head. While slow growing, left unchecked, the tumor can cause facial paralysis and possibly press on the brainstem, which could be life- threatening.

Drs. Reichert and Harvey are unique in how they perform this delicate procedure, combining the talents and skills of a neurosurgeon along with an ENT.

The internet has become a valuable resource for consumers looking for health information and ProHealth Care has been providing webcasts to educate people about innovative procedures and surgeries.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/prohealthcare/1596 now to learn more and view a program preview. VNR http://www.or-live.com/rams/wam-1596-mkw-q.ram

Contact Information

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    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    slp3d Inc. / OR-Live™
    860-953-2900 x214
    afraser@slp3d.com