Malaya Gray, a rainbow of EEG wires surrounding her face like a halo, was trying to sleep, a requirement of the monitoring she was undergoing Friday morning.
The 12-year-old Pearl student who's had EEGs before to monitor her epilepsy was having them in a new space. The Pediatric Neurophysiology Lab opened May 2 in a temporary space at 4 Circle in response to increased requests for tests such as EEGs and EMGs for children.
Until this month, pediatric EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, and EMGs, which measure electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles, had been done by the same department that serves adult patients at UMMC.
“I love this,” said Malaya's mother Marietta Gray of the new clinic devoted to young patients. “We've been at Batson Children's Hospital, and we love the treatment there and that it is just for children. We wouldn't want to be anywhere else.”
Women diagnosed with uterine fibroids have questions. How did other women manage their condition? What treatment will work best for me? A new clinical registry at UMMC and across the country may answer these questions and help women compare their options.
A number of interesting events is scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.