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.

Forget Fat vs. Thin; Focus on Being Healthy and Active

By Tracy Heiner
Forget Fat Vs. Thin, Remember Healthy vs. Unhealthy

Our whole lives we’ve heard “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” but do we really take it to heart? Our first impression of someone is what we see. If you’re thin we think… healthy; if you’re overweight we think…unhealthy. First impressions aren’t always correct, though. Maybe what’s on the inside really does matter more than what’s on the outside.