Gillian Neff

The Brain News Brief

Emmy-winning reporter Gillian Neff has been covering health topics for 16 years. She is currently a freelance reporter and anchor at News 12 Connecticut and also pursues her passion for medical news through Gillian Neff Health Reports’ blogs and videos.

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Medical Marijuana for Severe Headache?

At medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, you can get cannabis infused lollipops, pot brownies, or a plain old pill bottle of the dried herb for smoking… if you have a prescription… and if your medical condition is on the “eligible” list. The board of doctors in Connecticut who decide on the list recently gave the […]

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HOPE AFTER STROKE – Quality of Life Changer Injections to Alleviate Arm Problem

After 17 years of interviewing doctors and others on the frontline treating stroke patients, I am realizing I’ve missed an important “quality of life” issue. I’ve been so focused on covering how patients can recover brain function and prevent additional strokes that I haven’t been covering the “arm problem.” THE ARM PROBLEM Technically it’s called […]

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NEW CLASS OF DRUGS TO TURN OFF MIGRAINE AT ROOT – Clinical Trials of CGRP Drugs Accessible Now

Okay, I’ve done the math. I have experienced an estimated 2,880 days of migraine so far in life (12 per month X 20 years). If it wasn’t for the triptan medication I take, all of those days would have been 100% ruined. Many of them weren’t salvaged and the pain and nausea went off the […]

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Senator McCain’s Cancer: Tough Guy, Tough Cancer – Glioblastoma Brain Cancer

Dr. Peter McAllister of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache  says the form of brain cancer that Senator John McCain is facing – glioblastoma – is tough to treat because it grows so rapidly. He says it sends projections (tentacles) deep into the brain. So it’s hard for doctors to completely remove the tumor and […]

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CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS & DANGERS ~ Doctors say young athletes and pros need to watch for the same brain issues

CLICK ON VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR FROM HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE JOHN EDWARDS WHO HAS HAD MORE THAN ONE CONCUSSION & A NEUROLOGIST WHO TREATS YOUNG ATHLETES AND PROS. A BLOW TO THE HEAD… WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Dr. Jennifer Werely, of New England Institute for Neurology & Headache in Stamford, says right away it’s important to […]

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Incident Scene

My car looked like a crime scene. A black Yukon with dark tinted windows parked at a strange angle, the nose of the car pointing straight at my house, thrown into park in a crisis. Driver door left wide open. No driver to be found. As my husband got closer to the car, he saw […]

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Emmy-winning reporter Gillian Neff is an anchor and “12 on Health” reporter for News 12 Connecticut.

She regularly seeks out stories that will help viewers make informed health care choices. She spotlights medical cases that have had remarkable outcomes or cases in which patients have run into major obstacles such as denial of health insurance coverage or a medical mishap.

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