Man with Brain Tumor Defies the Odds

Severe headaches delivered Barry Cupoli into the hands of Dr. Adam Lipson of IGEA Brain & Spine. That happened when an emergency CT scan of Cupoli’s brain required an immediate trip for emergency surgery at Morristown Medical Center. As often happens when a major event causes life to freeze in place, Cupoli’s wife Carleen remembers the exact date: Monday, September 14, 2015. “I’d be lost without her,” Barry says lovingly of Carleen.

John McCain and His Battle Against Glioblastoma

Senator John McCain announced that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma—known formally as glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM—a deadly brain tumor affecting 72,000 patients each year. The cancer was discovered in the 30-year Senate veteran after a blood clot above McCain’s left eye was found during a routine physical exam.

A Quick Go-To Guide on Headaches

Headaches are something we’ve all had the displeasure of dealing with at some point in our lives. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been estimated that approximately half of the adult population has had at least one headache in the last year.

Superagers to the Rescue!

Find Out What Makes These “Super Humans” Tick and How You Can Become One, Too The word superager may sound like some otherworldly species based on comic book lore, but it is, in fact, an up-and-coming term that describes something close to a superpower: extraordinary mental capability in one’s golden years. Origin: The Super Back […]

Becoming Mindful of the Brain and its Functions

The human brain is the epicenter of the central nervous system, which controls the body’s most vital tasks. Everything from movement of limbs and facial features to regulating bodily functions like breathing is sent as a message from some part of the brain. Comprised of billions of nerve cells that communicate with the body through […]

Trusted Hands

Is there a doctor in the house?

When the answer to that question is yes, it can make a world of difference. Such was the case for Robert Kinsey when his physician father-in-law Dr. Thomas Bellavia teamed up with Dr. Ciro Randazzo of IGEA Brain & Spine.

On The Road Again

Biking, running, triathlons—Mike Weems does it all. But in 2011, his “all” was affected by back pain. An MRI revealed two herniated discs in his lower back. Fortunately, Weems found Dr. Adam Lipson of IGEA Brain & Spine.

A Lifesaving Surgery for a Condition Without Symptoms

For Roseann Zielinski, an anxiety attack turned out to be a good thing. In 2005, Zielinski was driving when she experienced her attack. She pulled her car over to the side of the road before passing out. An ambulance trip to the hospital and subsequent testing turned out to reveal something serious, despite the fact it had absolutely no connection to the anxiety attack or the fainting spell.

A Story of Skill, Faith and Miracles: Dr. Ciro Randazzo Saves a Life

For Carmela Cortes, it all began on December 7, 2012, with a routine check-up at her primary care doctor. Cortes, who had always been healthy, was informed that her blood pressure was high. She told the doctor it was probably just her jittery nerves since she and her husband were having difficulties and seeing a therapist.

Ten days later, the room began to spin at home…