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Dealing With Pregnancy Back Pain? Here’s how to Ease It

Apr 28, 2015

Back pain is a common issue for pregnant women. When your body is changing in such dramatic ways, a lot is happening and there are several things that can contribute to back pain. Dr. Howard Sharp, OB-GYN, explains there are simple steps you can take to ease that pain. He and Dr. Tom Miller discuss ...

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Help Loved Ones Overcome Addiction by Treating It as a Disease

Apr 13, 2015

If someone you care about is struggling with addiction, it’s important to recognize that addiction is a disease and not weakness, says Katie Carlson, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating addiction. In this interview, she talks about the brain science behind addiction and why it’s not just ...

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Do-It-Yourself Deep Brain Stimulation—Good or Bad Idea?

Apr 9, 2015

Deep brain stimulation is a therapy that has been proven to decrease symptoms of movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease. It’s a therapy that some people are beginning to try—sometimes for other reasons—at home with batteries and adapters. While Dr. Paul House doesn’t endorse the DIY ...

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Deep Brain Stimulation: What it Is and Who it Helps

Mar 31, 2015

Planting an electrode in the brain sounds like a torture tactic from the future, but it’s actually a common therapy that can help patients who might otherwise develop Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders. Dr. Paul House is a neurologist who has been performing these surgeries for many...

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Most Elderly Dementia Patients Were Never Screened for the Disease

Feb 24, 2015

A recent study found that more than half of elderly patients with dementia were never screened for it. Dr. Norman Foster co-authored the study. He talks more about the study findings and why it’s so important to get your spouses, parents and grandparents screened for cognitive issues before it’s...

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The Dangers of "Learning" to Be an Insomniac

Jan 22, 2015

Chronic sleep deprivation can adversely affect work and family, and should be taken seriously. Focusing on insomnia in women, neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Chris Jones talks about the dangers of learning to be an insomniac. Dr. Kirtly Jones questions him about sleep aids and therapies, ...

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Why the Holidays Are a Great Time to Talk to Loved Ones About Their Memory Loss

Dec 19, 2014

It’s never easy to bring up the declining health of parents and loved ones, especially at a time that’s meant to be happy and celebratory. But Dr. Norman Foster, Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, says there are many benefits to discussing the matter with the whole family around. He ...

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