Dr. Tarrel Comments on ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

On August 19, 2019, WCCO looked at a popular, fast growing genre of Youtube videos online: ASMR videos. Although there is not a lot of research on ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, Dr. Ronald Tarrel of the Noran Neurological Clinic compares it to a more familiar term in neurology: synesthesia. As followers of ASMR videos on Youtube will attest to, certain senses can “cross over” and stimulate other senses. In the case of ASMR, some people say that the sounds can create a relaxed feeling, or cause a tingling sensation.

From Allina Health in the News:

What is ASMR?

[WCCO-TV, August 19, 2019] ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. The videos that induce that response are among the fastest growing genres online. They’re mostly on YouTube, and show people doing everything from whispering, to brushing their hair, to tapping their desks, or drawing on paper. YouTube’s most popular ASMR-tist has seven million followers online. Others have around two million each.

There hasn’t been much peer-reviewed research on ASMR — just 11 studies since 2015. But some of the more recent research has shown the regions of the brain that are most active with ASMR are similar to the regions activated in the connections between parents and infants.

“It’s not that new of an idea,” says Dr. Ron Tarrel, a neurologist with the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern. Dr. Tarrel says there’s something in neurology called synesthesia, where certain senses can cross over and make an impression on other senses.

Watch the WCCO news clip, with Dr. Ronald Tarrel’s comments from a neurologist’s perspective, below.

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CANCELLED: Join us for a free DBS Seminar in September

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
However, we will be planning another event in the near future so keep an eye out for the next free DBS event!

 

 

Join neurologist and movement disorder specialist Dr. Eleanor Orehek (Noran Neurological Clinic) and neurosurgeon Dr. Kyle Nelson (Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates) as they present an educational seminar on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 5:30PM Registration, 6:00-7:00PM Presentation
Place: Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Golden Valley, MN 55416 Google Directions

To RSVP, call 651.241.8297 or register online at 923.dbs.eventbrite.com 

Printable Flyer PDF:
DBS Event 9.23 PDF

Are you not able to attend but interested in listening in? Listen to a recording and/or read the transcription of last fall’s educational seminar here.

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Dystonia Zoo Walk Twin Cities 2019 on June 22

Bring the family out for some fun at the Como Zoo Park & Conservatory on Saturday, June 22nd! The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is hosting a community event to awareness and funds for dystonia research. The fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children. In addition to supporting Dystonia research, the cost includes access to the zoo, refreshments, and a walk T-Shirt. If you gather and register a team of 10 or more by June 10, you get a customized team t-shirt!

Visit the event website here: https://twincitiesdystoniazoowalk.swell.gives/
Printable PDF of the event flyer:Twin Cities Zoo Flyer 2019 02-26

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Spring Symposium: Parkinson’s Disease, April 27, 2019

Dr. Eleanor Orehek, board-certified neurologist and movement disorder specialist at Noran Neurological Clinic, will join other local specialists in an educational conference on Parkinson’s Disease on April 27th. For more information or to register, call Anushka at 651-241-8297 or visit udall.umn.edu.

Printable PDF Flyer: 4.27 Spring Symposium 2019 Invitation

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Noran Clinic physicians recognized as Rising Stars by MSP magazine

CONGRATULATIONS to the below Noran Neurological Clinic physicians receiving 2019 “Rising Stars” recognition by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine! This is a nomination driven by their peers to recognize physicians who have been practicing for ten or less years. These physicians are considered local thought leaders who are paving the future of the Twin Cities Medical scene in their specialty.

For more information feel free to visit: http://www.superdoctors.com/about/selection_process.html

2019 RISING STAR DOCTORS

 

Amy Catalfamo, MD
Pediatric Neurology

Tacjana Friday, MD
Adult Neurologist

Shelly Larson-Peters, MD
Adult Neurologist

Pezhman Roohani, MD
Adult Neurology Hospitalist

Erika Wexler, MD
Pediatric Neurology

To learn more about each provider, click on their photo to view their bio page on the Noran Clinic website.


Congratulations, Rising Stars!

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Join us for a free DBS Therapy Seminar

Join neurologist and movement disorder specialist Dr. Eleanor Orehek (Noran Neurological Clinic) and neurosurgeon Dr. Kyle Nelson (Metropolitan Neurosurgery Associates) as they present an educational seminar on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor.

Date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Time: 5:30PM Registration, 6:00-7:30PM Presentation
Place: Best Western Plus Hotel (Regency Ballroom) Google Directions
To RSVP, call 651.241.8297 or email anushka.mohideen@allina.com

Printable Flyer PDF:
2019 DBS Program InviteLR

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Welcome, Dr. Erica Youn!

Noran Clinic is excited to announce that Doctor Erica Youn has joined our practice!

Doctor Erica Youn earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

She completed her pediatric and child neurology residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Doctor Youn’s clinical interests include general child and adolescent neurology, seizures and epilepsy.

Doctor Youn will join our experienced group of pediatric neurologists in providing 24/7 neurology inpatient services for Mpls/St Paul Children’s Hospitals, and will practice at the Noran Clinic offices located in Minneapolis and Blaine.

For more information on child neurology at Noran Neurological Clinic, visit our Pediatric Neurology page.

You can also visit Dr. Youn’s bio page here.

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Dr. Tarrel talks to WCCO in light of actor Luke Perry’s fatal stroke

UPDATE 3/8/19
If you missed listening in to the WCCO Radio interview with Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO on March 4, 2019, you can listen to it here. You can also find the WCCO TV interview online

 

Remember to act F.A.S.T. and watch for these and other signs of stroke:
F – Face: Ask a the person to smile – does one side of the face droop?
A – Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms – does one arm drift down?
S – Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase – is their speech slurried or strange?
T – Time: If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. The sooner a stroke is treated, the better the outcome.

 

 

 

MARCH 4, 2019
Tune in to WCCO Radio tonight at 5:10pm for an interview with Dr. Ronald Tarrel by Jordana Green about stroke deaths, strokes in younger-aged adults, and if men experience more fatal strokes than women, in light of the passing of actor Luke Perry after his massive stroke last week.

Dr. Tarrel will also be on WCCO TV for an interview with Reggie Chapman on the same topic at 5pm tonight. If you or a loved one are experiences the signs of a possible stroke, CALL 911.

From WCCO 4/CBS Minnesota: Luke Perry Dies at 52 After Massive Stroke

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

To learn more about Dr. Tarrel, a Noran Clinic board-certified neurologist, hospitalist, and stroke specialist, visit his bio page.

If you or a loved one may be experiencing the signs of a possible stroke, do not call your doctor. CALL 911 immediately.

If you have experienced a stroke and have questions or are looking for next steps in your recovery, feel free to contact Noran Neurological Clinic to schedule an appointment with an experienced neurologist at 612.879.1500. Dr. Tarrel sees inpatients at Abbott Northwestern Hospital only, but has stroke-specialized colleagues who see patients as outpatients at Noran Clinic locations.

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Dr. Orehek Joins the Mary Hanson Show to Share the Latest on Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Eleanor Orehek, board certified neurologist at Noran Clinic and specialist in movement disorders, has become a regular guest neurologist in a series of interviews regarding Parkinson’s Disease on The Mary Hanson Show. On January 6, 2019, Dr. Orehek joined Mary Hanson to discuss the latest updates on Parkinson’s Disease and treatments.
Read the Press Release regarding this latest interview: Press Release.

 

Watch the video below of her interview to hear the latest information on treating Parkinson’s Disease.

You can find the original video posted on Mary Hanson’s YouTube page here:
Parkinson’s Disease and Treatment (The Mary Hanson Show)

You can also watch past interviews regarding Parkinson’s Disease with Noran Clinic neurologists by following the links below:

Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Vaou About the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s (2013)
Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Vaou About Depression and Parkinson’s (2014)
Mary Hansen Interviews Dr. Vaou About Dementia and Parkinson’s (2016)
Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Vaou About Deep Brain Stimulation (2016)
Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Orehek About Updates in Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s (2017)

 

To learn more about Dr. Orehek, visit her bio page here.

 

 

If you or a loved one have been showing signs of a possible movement disorder, or have been diagnosed and are seeking a neurologist for management of the disease and symptoms, call Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to make an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. As an expert in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, Dr. Orehek is also very involved in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of symptoms in appropriate surgical candidates. If you are considering exploring this as a treatment option, ask for Dr. Eleanor Orehek.

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Food Collection Drive at Noran Clinic Nov.1 – Nov. 15

 

 

About this time every year, Noran Neurological Clinic and it’s Centers invites employees to give back during an Annual Giving Campaign. This year, we are rallying together in a two week food collection drive. Our drive begins today, November 1st, and will run through Thursday, November 15th.

Our goal is to help with the food shelf for Thanksgiving! All grocery items will be going to VEAP this year. VEAP has been around for 40 years and is a basic needs and social services organization whose programs help promote access to health food, stable housing and transportation. VEAP relies on donations from others to help support their mission. If you are visiting the Noran Clinic during our drive, we invite you to join us by bringing in a needed item to donate!

The collection boxes are located at each of our six locations in employee spaces, but outside donations can be given to front desk staff who will bring it to the clinic collection box.

 

 

Wondering what is needed? Here are some ideas from VEAP:

We look forward to making this a successful drive for the families that need it over the holidays!

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