Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sleep Q&A with Dr. Eric M. Hernandez

Question: “I snore.  Does that mean I have sleep apnea?” Answer: This is actually a more complex question than one would think. Snoring is the manifestation of turbulent airflow through a partially closed airway. There is some experimental data in … Continue reading

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Noran Clinic’s Multiple Sclerosis MRI Testing Protocol

The Noran Neurological Clinic offers an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) protocol when scanning for multiple sclerosis through its imaging department called the Minnesota Diagnostic Center. This protocol is based on research that underscored the value of tracking changes seen in brain … Continue reading

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Tension Headaches

What are tension headaches? A tension headache is the common term used to describe muscle contraction headaches.  Pain can be sharp, burning, or throbbing at times.  The headaches frequently cause a tightness or “band-like” sensation around the head.   The headaches … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines and Tysabri

Flu Vaccines and Tysabri The flu season is upon us and you may have questions regarding flu vaccines. Patients receiving Tysabri should NOT receive any type of live, attenuated flu vaccine (nasal   spray). There are two forms of the Seasonal … Continue reading

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Meningitis Outbreak and Epidural Steroid Injections

Meningitis Outbreak and Epidural Steroid Injections As of October 4, 2012, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have advised that “all health care personnel cease using any product made by … Continue reading

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