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.

Be Aware and Don't Risk Driving Drowsy

By David Bradshaw, M.D.
Are You Too Tired to Drive?

Drowsy driving is an all-too-common occurrence these days. Our lifestyles have us rushing around, going from one thing to the next with very little time to rest. There is no time to waste; no time to sleep. We often make time for projects and activities and sell ourselves short on sleep. When attitudes like this become the standard, healthy habits such as sleep are often eliminated or cut short.