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As many of you know, an estimated six million Americans have a brain aneurysm. The numbers are startling when you know the facts: 1 in 50 people has a brain aneurysm Women are more likely than men to have an aneurysm by a 3:2 ratio Communities of color are twice as likely to suffer a …

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Historic brain aneurysm legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill and we need your help.  “Ellie’s Law” (H.R. 6185), named after Ellie Helton, a vibrant 14-year-old girl who lost her life to a brain aneurysm, was formally introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY). If passed, …

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New Board Chair Elected

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(Atlanta—September 8, 2016) John C. Rogers was elected Chairman of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Board of Directors at its September Board meeting. The Foundation is the national voice of those living with or impacted by brain aneurysms, which affects 1 in 50 people leading to an estimated 30,000 ruptures annually. “I’m honored and humbled,” Rogers …

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One of My Toughest Cases

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The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Aaron Dumont describes one of his toughest aneurysm cases. When a 13-year-old boy came in to see Dr. Aaron Dumont complaining of a horrible headache, the diagnosis was something the prominent neurosurgeon never expected. “It turns out he had two very large brain aneurysms,” Dumont says. …

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Brain Aneurysm Sequencing Study by Dr. William Gibson

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Brain aneurysms are a common disease with a complex set of risk factors. Who gets a brain aneurysm is determined by a combination of genes and environment. Some people have a bigger genetic risk in their families than others – about 12-15% of people with a brain aneurysm (1 in 8) have a close relative who …

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