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Young Stroke Survivors Can Recover to Their Full Potential

Dec 10, 2014

Young people who suffer strokes still have long lives ahead of them, and the goal of rehabilitation is to help recovering patients achieve their full potential. Stroke survivor Amy Steinbrech speaks with Dr. Steven Edgley, director of stroke rehabilitation, about striving to live a full life after ...

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Caregivers: Take Time for Yourself, Too

Nov 19, 2014

Sixty million Americans act as caregivers to loved ones in their family or community who are not able to function on their own. Dr. Kirtly Jones talks candidly with Kathleen Ivey, a primary caregiver whose husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nine years ago. In this touching interview, Kathleen ...

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Adverse Effects of Alcohol on Teens’ Brains

Oct 30, 2014

The human brain is still making major developmental changes until around age 25. Adolescent decision making processes continue to develop as well. Dr. Kirtly Jones examines the latest facts regarding alcohol’s effects during adolescence. She gives some tips to help parents prevent their children...

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The Myth – and Fact – of Hollywood's "Multiple Personality Disorder"

Oct 10, 2014

Depicted in books and movies as split personalities, Dissociative Identity Disorder is a complex defense mechanism for severe trauma. Psychiatrist Jason Hunziker compares differing theories that seek to explain this bizarre disorder. Dr. Hunziker talks the intersection of Hollywood and the science ...

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Straight Facts on Scoliosis

Oct 6, 2014

Stand up straight! Scoliosis generally appears in early adolescence and can be treated. Dr. Cindy Gellner goes over the signs, symptoms and ways to literally watch your back for this curvature....

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You Could Have West Nile Virus and Not Even Know It

Sep 2, 2014

As the leaves start to change, outbreaks of West Nile Virus become more common. Dr. Tom Miller tells us that many people get bitten by infected mosquitos and contract the illness, but don’t feel any symptoms. He then describes the symptoms of the more troubling neuroinvasive disease and the ...

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Sharp Drop in Strokes a Reason to Celebrate? Yes and No

Aug 28, 2014

Men and women over age 65 have seen an incredible 50 percent drop in strokes over the last 20 years, but Dr. Kirtly Jones cautions against celebrating these seemingly phenomenal statistics as a complete victory for women’s health. She gives some tips for how women, who are often impacted as ...

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