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.

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 eat like an Olympian

By Kary Woodruff
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For Olympic athletes training for a gold medal, it is more than just hours spent practicing their sport. Ask any Olympian and they’ll tell you that nutrition is also a major component of their training plan. Improper fueling during training and competition can mean the difference between first and second place, so following a sound nutrition plan is essential for optimal performance and recovery. While you may not be training up to 6 hours a day, 6 days per week, eating like an Olympian can certainly help you to achieve your performance goals. Here are key points to develop your nutrition plan.