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.

Disordered eating: Affects more than we realize

By Kary Woodruff
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Last week was Eating Disorder Awareness week, which brings attention to the 20 million women and 10 million men struggling with clinically significant eating disorders in the United States (National Eating Disorders Association). However, not only is it important to heighten awareness of the prevalence of eating disorders – which has been increasing steadily since 1950 – but also to disordered eating.

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).