Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Parkinson’s Symptoms

Neuro MRI DBSDeep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a neurological surgical procedure that has been shown effective in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. The first physician in the region to perform the procedure, Dr. Falowski, has since treated more than 100 patients with great results. Most of these patients have experienced considerable reduction of their motor symptoms and have been able to reduce their medications. Dr. Falowski continues to work with Medtronic, the company that developed the device.

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Fighting Symptoms of Menopause With Exercise

woman exerciseWith its fluctuating hormones, menopause and the unpleasant symptoms that often accompany it - hot flashes, difficulty sleeping and fatigue - may have you looking for the nearest sofa or easy chair. But, fight the temptation, strap on your sneakers, and get moving instead.

Cardiologist Dwithiya K. Thomas, MD, FACC of St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates, says exercise may help you feel better before and during menopause, and help you stay stronger as you age.

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Key Steps to Selling Your Home

living roomLocal realtor, Elissa Clausnitzer, SRS, CMRS shares some important tips on selling your home.
Representation
The job of a real estate agent is to represent your best interests in each step of the sales process. Your agent should listen to your needs and understand the local market

Price
Determining the right price is imperative to a successful sale. Many factors determine a home’s market value, such as the sales price of nearby homes that have recently sold, the listing price of similar homes that are currently on the market, as well as the condition and location of a home.

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Nothing Like the Real Thing

authenticity web“I don’t want nice memories! I want my daughter!” I was talking with a coworker who had just lost her young daughter in a tragic car accident the night before. She was telling me about the last time they saw each other. When I suggested those were nice memories, she responded with those tear-stained words.

Playwright James M. Barrie wrote, “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” Memory is a fragile tool that allows us to relive the past and call up the ghosts of our experiences. While surrounded by the chill desolation of winter, we can short circuit our eyes and nostrils by painting on the wistful easel of memory the image of the garden of roses we tended last spring.

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Caution When Taking OTC Medications

drugsOver-the-counter medications (OTC’s) are medications that can be obtained without a prescription.  Keep in mind that they are still medications; therefore, they may cause side effects and drug interactions.  Treating a minor medical condition with OTC’s is ideal for the relatively healthy individual, but very young patients and older adults, and those taking multiple prescriptions or several OTC drugs, need to be cautious.  

Once a patient has several health conditions and is on multiple medications, OTC drugs need to be treated with the same precautions as prescription medications. In the case of sleep aids, prescription medications may actually be safer and more effective than over-the-counter sleep aid medication, especially for the elderly.

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Preventing Medicare Fraud

medicare fraud 325x215Each year, Medicare loses $60 - $80 billion to fraud and abuse. Money lost to fraud means increased costs, and can diminish the quality of care you receive. The Senior Medicare Patrol at the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly is dedicated to curbing fraud and abuse in Medicare. Medicare beneficiaries who volunteer for the program are trained on what fraud looks like, how to teach beneficiaries to protect themselves and Medicare, and how to report problems. These messages, which the SMP calls Protect, Detect, Report, are delivered to consumers in the community in presentations and health fairs.

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