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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Tacjana Friday, board certified neurologist, was recently interviewed on Inside Health Care as a guest neurological expert on dementia. She and host Jodi Ricatta discuss dementia, including touching on early dementia as has been mentioned in the case of David Cassidy, as well as some of the treatable causes of memory difficulties. If you missed the March show, you can watch it below.
For more information and interviews from Dr. Tacjana Friday, visit her bio page at Noran Clinic’s website: Dr. Tacjana Friday
If you or a loved one may be experiencing symptoms that could be indicators of dementia, speak with your primary care doctor or contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with a neurologist specializing in dementia and other memory concerns.
March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, and we were happy to see the news take a few minutes to draw attention to this neurologic disease. Dr. Ronald Tarrel, DO, board-certified neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, met with the KARE 11 News team on Monday, March 20th, to review some of the risk factors and early warning signs of Multiple Sclerosis. If you missed it, you can watch the brief but important interview below.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be exhibiting early signs of multiple sclerosis or another neurologic disorder, all neurologists at Noran Neurological Clinic are experienced in the evaluation and diagnosis of this and other conditions. Several neurologists have developed additional sub-specialty interest in working with Multiple Sclerosis patients, and we encourage you to visit the Noran Clinic Multiple Sclerosis page to learn more. Call us for more information or to schedule an appointment at 612.879.1500.
Dr. Richard Golden, MD, board-certified neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic, joined both WCCO radio and WCCO TV for discussions about dementia in light of the recent story about David Cassidy’s diagnosis. If you missed them, below are the news interviews.
Dr. Golden spoke with WCCO News Radio on Feb. 23rd, 2017:
Dr. Golden also spoke with WCCO News in person on Feb. 25th, 2017:
In Dr. Golden’s interviews, he mentions the 10 early signs of dementia from the Alzheimer’s Association. To read more, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s page “Memory Loss & 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s“. He also talks about risk factors, ways to reduce your risk, and the guidelines from the Academy of Neurology when it comes to driving safety for those with dementia. For information about driving and dementia, read the AAN’s “Driving With Dementia: Understanding the Safety Risks“. As Dr. Golden explains, there are other conditions that can sometimes mimic symptoms of dementia that are treatable. If you have concerns about yourself or a loved one, it is always good to talk to your doctor – the sooner the issue is identified, the better the chance of making changes or starting treatment that may help.
Dr. Okeanis Vaou, board certified neurologist at Noran Clinic and fellowship trained in sleep medicine and movement disorders, has been a recurring guest on The Mary Hanson Show to discuss the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. As an expert in Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders, Dr. Vaou is also very involved in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in the treatment of symptoms in appropriate surgical candidates. In a recent interview that aired November 26th, 2016, Mary Hanson and Dr. Vaou discuss this important and life-changing option for those living with Parkinson’s and essential tremor. Watch the video below of her interview and learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation with Mary Hanson and Dr. Okeanis Vaou.
In case you you missed it, Dr. Friday joined Fox 9 on Oct. 2nd to discuss the effects of exercise and the brain in light of a new study that recently came out. Exercise has both direct and indirect impacts on the brain, and regular exercise can help boost or maintain these benefits. To hear Dr. Friday explore the connection, watch the video above.
VNSTherapy® is sponsoring a free educational event on Thursday, November 3rd featuring Noran Clinic board certified Neurologist and Epileptologist Dr. Tacjana Friday, and including a representative from the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.
If you have additional questions about epilepsy or seizure and would like to schedule an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the management of this condition, please contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500.