What to Expect in the Emergency Room

By John Resch
What to expect in an emergency room

No matter what, visiting an emergency room is a stressful experience. Staff members strive to do everything possible to make patients feel safe and comfortable. However, there are eight tips everyone should understand to help an ER visit go as smoothly as possible:

Deep Brain Stimulation helps Parkinson's patient gain control of his body

By Jason M Carlton
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Reggie, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2007, had heard about deep brain stimulation, or DBS, in which neurosurgeons implant electrical leads into the brain. Those leads are then connected to a small device called a neurostimulator, placed in the patient’s chest, which gives off electrical pulses that correct the misfirings in the brain that cause Parkinson’s symptoms.

How to Handle a Concussion

By Anne Russo, PhD
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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury and should always be taken seriously. While in the past, athletes in particular would be encouraged to “walk it off,” current research demonstrates the dangers of this practice. Here's what you SHOULD do in the event of a concussion (and how to recognize that you have one).