Dr. Orehek Answers Questions about Parkinson’s and Tremor with WCCO Radio

In November, Reverend Jesse Jackson publicly shared that he has been experiencing motor symptoms for about three years, and in that time was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. As public figures share their experiences with these conditions, it is an opportunity to raise awareness and answer questions from those unfamiliar with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. WCCO Radio spoke with board-certified neurologist and movement disorder specialist Eleanor Orehek, MD to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors. The discussion also addresses common questions people may have about how to recognize the symptoms, how the disease affects individuals over time, and what treatments are currently available. If you missed the November 30, 2017 interview, listen to it below.

 

 

 

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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Dr. Orehek Shares Updates on Non-Motor Symptoms of PD with Mary Hanson

Dr. Eleanor Orehek, board certified neurologist at Noran Clinic and specialist in movement disorders, has recently taken over the role of guest neurologist in a series of interviews regarding Parkinson’s Disease on The Mary Hanson Show. On October 14th, 2017, Dr. Orehek joined Mary Hanson to discuss recent years’ updates in the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Watch the video below of her interview and learn more about what is now known in regards to non-motor symptoms.

You can find the original video posted on Mary Hanson’s YouTube page here:
Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, an Update (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)

 

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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Dr. Tarrel Explores Recent Concussion Studies

New studies were recently released in JAMA and Translational Psychiatry in September that suggest that the age when children start playing tackle football can significantly increase their future chances of suffering from neurologic problems such as behavioral issues and depression later in life. In fact, the study suggested that starting tackle football before the age of 12 may as much as double the risk of behavioral problems, and nearly triple the risk of depression. You might have seen the story from Forbes on Sept. 21, 2017: Playing Tackle Football Before Age 12 Linked to Neurologic Problems Later In Life, Study Finds, or from Time on Sept. 26, 2017: 20% of Teens Report Having Had a Concussion.

Dr. Ron Tarrel joined both WCCO Radio and KARE 11 News in the last weeks to break down what the studies show, what it means for kids in sports, and what to do if you suspect a concussion.

 

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

 

 

 

For more information on Dr. Tarrel, visit his bio page: Dr. Ronald Tarrel

If you or a loved one have experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) 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.

 

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Dr. Jacoby to Present on new Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Option: Ocrevus

Dr. Robert Jacoby, MD will be the speaker for a public educational event on relapsing multiple sclerosis, with a focus on Ocrevus – a new treatment option which was FDA approved this year. As always, treatment options for any condition should be discussed with your treating neurologist, and not all therapies will be appropriate for all people. If you would like to learn more about Ocrevus, this is a great opportunity to hear from a specialist and ask questions.

Here is a printable PDF of the invitiation: MS & Ocrevus Education Event

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or may be experiencing symptoms, call Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with a neurologist experienced in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating your condition. Infused treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis such as Tysabri, Lemtrada, and Ocrevus are available at Noran Clinic Infusion Centers when prescribed by a doctor.

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Parkinson’s Disease & Deep Brain Stimulation Presentation Oct. 3, 2017

Life-Enhancing Advances in Symptom Control

You’re invited to attend a special educational event to hear how advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease are making a difference in people’s lives. An expert neurologist and a neurosurgeon will present medical and surgical information on Deep Brain Stimulation, a surgical option that can minimize the difficult symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Patients will share how their lives have been enhanced by this treatment. This compelling presentation is intended to enlighten and encourage all who are touched by Parkinson’s disease.

DATE:
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
TIME:
5:30 PM – Registration
6-7:30 PM – Presentation
PLACE:
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
Fireside Room
7025 Northland Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

PRESENTERS:
Eleanor Orehek, M.D., Neurologist, Noran Neurological Clinic
Kyle Nelson, M.D., Neurosurgeon, Metropolitan Neurosurgery

          

RSVP: Anushka Mohideen, APDA Information & Referral Coordinator
Register online: https://pdanddbs.eventbrite.com
Register by email: anushka.mohideen@allina.com
There is no charge for this program, but seats are limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

Printable PDF Event Flier: Parkinson’s Program 10.3.17

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Welcome Dr. Oliver Ni to Noran Neurological Clinic!

Noran Neurological Clinic takes pleasure in welcoming Oliver K. Ni, MD!

Oliver K. Ni, MD

Doctor Oliver Ni completed a three year fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he received post graduate training in neuromuscular diseases, clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular pathology. He also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from the Washington University School of Medicine during his time in St. Louis. Doctor Ni joins the Noran Clinic with over 10 years of practice experience, including his previous roles as director of the multi-disciplinary Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, neuromuscular pathology laboratory, and EMG/NCS/neuromuscular ultrasound laboratory with exemplary accredited status.

Doctor Ni is board certified in neurology by the American Academy of Neurology, with subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine. He is also board certified by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine in the subspecialty of electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG/nerve conduction studies). Doctor Ni’s practice focus will include general neurology, neuromuscular disorders and EMG/NCS with neuromuscular ultrasound. He also has expertise in botulinum toxin injection procedures with EMG and ultrasound guidance for a variety of disorders, including cervical dystonia, limb dystonia, upper and lower limb spasticity, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, sialorrhea, hyperhidrosis and chronic migraine.

In addition to his outpatient practice at Noran Clinic, Doctor Ni will also have a joint appointment at Hennepin County Medical Center in the neuromuscular pathology laboratory. He enjoys cooking, running, anything related to basketball, and spending time with his wife, children and dogs.

Doctor Ni will practice at our Lake Elmo and Lakeville offices.

You can visit his bio page here: Dr. Oliver Ni
View or print a PDF copy of Dr. Oliver Ni’s Welcome Announcement

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ni, call the Noran Clinic scheduling line at 612.879.1500.

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Dr. Tarrel Discusses a Recent Study on CTE with WCCO Radio

In a recent, revealing study published in JAMA at the end of July, 99% of deceased NFL players’ brains donated to scientific research showed signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. It was found in 110 out of 111 former NFL players. As the surprisingly high numbers are shared with the public, many have questions about the causes of CTE, what the symptoms are, and if it can happen to more casual football players. On July 26th, 2017, Dr. Tarrel joined WCCO Radio to discuss these questions and study. If you missed it, you can listen to the interview below:

You can find the original article here: CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

 

For more information on Dr. Tarrel, visit his bio page: Dr. Ronald Tarrel

If you or a loved one have experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) 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.

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Dr. Tarrel Joins KARE 11 to Discuss Stroke During Stroke Awareness Month

May was Stroke Awareness Month, and Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO, board-certified neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and hospitalist/stroke specialist with Abbott Northwestern Hospital, took a few minutes to speak with KARE 11 news about stroke and the importance of knowing what to do should you suspect someone is having a stroke. He also shares that the FAST acronym (Face-Arms-Speech-Time) many of us are familiar with has recently been updated to BE FAST:
B – Balance: Watch the person stand or move – are they having a difficult time keeping their balance?
E – Eyes: Ask the person about their sight – are they experiencing loss of vision, double vision, blurriness, or some other vision problem?

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.

If you missed the May 25th, 2017 interview, you can watch it below:

 

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO

For more information on Dr. Tarrel, visit his bio page: Dr. Ronald Tarrel

If you or a loved one may be experiencing possible symptoms of a stroke, do not call your doctor – call 9-1-1 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.

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Dr. Orehek Discusses 23andMe with WCCO

You may have seen the news last month about the at-home genetic testing company 23andMe recently receiving approval from the FDA to provide genetic testing for genes associated with risk of 10 different diseases or conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Board-Certified Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist Dr. Eleanor Orehek discussed what this means and the implications of testing for your genetic risk factors with WCCO radio on April 18th. If you missed her interview, you can listen to it below.

 

For more information, read this breakdown from the Alzheimer’s Association on this new at-home test:
FDA Approves At-Home Test for an Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Gene: What You Need to Know

Orehek_Eleanor_webFor more information on Dr. Orehek, visit her bio page: Dr. Eleanor Orehek

If you or a loved one may be experiencing possible symptoms of a dementia, Parkinson’s, or another neurological disease, feel free to contact Noran Neurological Clinic to schedule an appointment with an experienced neurologist at 612.879.1500.

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Spring Parkinson’s Symposium on May 13th, 2017

5.13 Spring PD Symposium

 

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 May 13th. For more information or to register, call Anushka at 651-241-8297 or visit udall.umn.edu.

Printable PDF Flyer: 5.13 Spring PD Symposium

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