Brain & Spine


The central nervous system, which includes our brain and spine, is the command center for the body.  Problems can result from injury or other structural changes, or from neurological disorders that affect how the brain works.   Neurologists work with patients with neurological disorders, while neurosurgeons perform surgeries on the brain and spine

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    Lu Weil, Injury Prevention Coordinator, Deaconess Regional Trauma Center

    The first week of June is ATV Safety Week. Sadly, 90% of all ATV-related fatalities could be prevented, as they are the result of behaviors that are warned about, such as children riding on adult-sized ATVs. 

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  • Sports Injuries – Knowing How To Treat, When To Get Medical Care

    Daren Vertein, RN, FNP-BC, Deaconess Urgent Care and James Boulware, MA, ATC, LAT, Orthopaedic Associates Walk-In/Urgent Care

    Any sporting event, practice or training can lead to injuries.  Some injuries are minor, but others need urgent medical care. Below we discuss helpful information about how to handle a variety of common injuries resulting from nearly any sport.

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  • Knowing the Signs of Alzheimer’s

    Aziz Mehrzad, MD, Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors
     

    More than 5 million people in the US suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, and it is currently the 6th leading cause of death in this country—more than prostate and breast cancer combined.  

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  • Episodic Migraines: Treating Migraines Doesn’t Have to be a Headache

    By Michelle Galen, MD  Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic
     
    Although migraine symptoms are consistent across classifications, there are two clinical distinctions: Episodic Migraines and Chronic Migraines.  Patients with episodic migraines experience 14 or fewer “headache days” per month whereas chronic migraine sufferers have 15 or more “headache days” per month.  

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  • Myths about Concussions

    Gina Topper, PA-C talks about common myths about concussions.

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  • Stroke. Reduce Your Risk, and Know the Signs

    Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Because of these serious statistics, we want everyone to know more about stroke risk factors, stroke signs and symptoms, and the importance of immediate treatment if a stroke is suspected.

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  • Concussion Questions & Answers

    The Deaconess Concussion Clinic specializes in the assessment and treatment of concussions.  Through this blog post, I’ll explain what a concussion is, how to tell if you or someone you love has one, what should be done if you have a concussion and some prevention tips.

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  • Chronic Pain and the Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Center

    Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. This pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.
    At the Deaconess Comprehensive Pain Center (DCPC), we serve patients with chronic pain caused by a wide variety of medical issues:

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Back Pain, Spine Health, and Sports
While playing sports is great for exercise and health, it can place stress on your spine. That is why it is important to keep muscles and ligaments that support your spine flexible and strong. A healthy spine can help prevent many sports injuries.
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Migraines: an In-Depth Report
A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt on one side of the head. Migraines often occur more frequently in women than men. Migraines may also run in families.
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