Dr. Hernandez Returns to Fox 9 to Discuss the Importance of Sleep Routines

After speaking to Fox 9 News “The Buzz” on August 24th, Dr. Hernandez joins Fox 9 “Community Connection” to explain the importance of a sleep routine for kids, as well as sharing some tips and suggestions for how to encourage kids to get into a healthy sleep routine.

Watch the latest interview from September 24th, 2016 above. You can also find the previous interview from August here: Getting Your Kids Back Into a Sleep Routine for School

For more information on Dr. Eric Hernandez, visit his bio page:
Dr. Eric Hernandez, MD, PhD

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Neuropsychologist Dr. Sonia Mosch to be at the MN State Fair for “Ask the Expert”

sonia_mosch_webDr. Sonia Mosch, PhD., Clinical Neuropsychologist for the MN Wild (NHL Concussion Program), will be at the HealthStar booth for “Ask the Expert”

Minnesota State Fairgrounds – August 29, 2016

Dr. Mosch performs neuropsychological assessments for individuals concerned about the onset of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. If you have questions concerning the brain, now is your opportunity to “Ask the Expert”. Dr. Mosch will be available to discuss:

  • The purpose for assessments, general methods, and uses in diagnoses of dementia versus normal aging;
  • What to expect if you are referred for a neuropsychological assessment due to dementia concerns/symptoms, and;
  • Recommendations that may arise from a neuropsychological assessment;
  • Other questions fairgoers may have regarding Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“ASK THE EXPERT” to be held August 29 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the East Crossroads Auditorium/ Health Fair 11 Bldg. (Corner of Dan Patch & Cooper).

Dr. Sonia Coelho Mosch, PhD. ABPP-Cn, LP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Staff Neuropsychologist for the MN Wild (NHL Concussion Program)
Also affiliated with Noran Neurological Clinic

About Dr. Mosch’s Practice –  Positive Neuropsychology:

Dr. Mosch has a soft spot for older adults, with 16 years of experience in geriatric neuropsychology. Besides assessments, sports and performance consulting, design psychology (the use of neuropsychology in interior design such as diagnosis-specific design), Dr. Mosch also provides concussion awareness/education. www.positiveneuro.com 612-440-NEUR; sonia@positiveneuro.com.

For a printable PDF with this information, click here: HSStateFairAskTheExpert

For more information, contact:
HealthStar Home Health
Holly Eide
Area Manager
612-767-6272 (Office)
763-291-1572 (Cell)

HealthStar Home Health







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Getting your kids back into a sleep routine for School – Dr. Hernandez on Fox9 “The Buzz”


Do you have kids who need to get back into the school year sleep routine before classes start, or just looking to get your kids into a better sleep schedule in general? Getting good quality – and enough – sleep is especially important in children and young adults. Dr. Eric Hernandez, board-certified neurologist and sleep medicine doctor at Noran Clinic, takes a few minutes to break down some of the most important tips for helping kids get the sleep they need during the school year in an interview with KMSP Fox9 News “The Buzz,” on August 24th, 2016.

For more information on Dr. Eric Hernandez, you can visit his bio page here:
Dr. Eric Hernandez, MD, PhD

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Informational Program on Living With Seizures Sept. 22nd

9.22.16 Epilepsy Program

VNSTherapy® is sponsoring a free educational event on Thursday, September 22nd featuring Noran Clinic board certified Neurologist and Epileptologist Dr. Rupert Exconde, and including a representative from the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

Invitation Printable PDF: Epilepsy Program with Dr. Exconde

You can RSVP using the contact information provided in the flier, or through Eventbrite here:
Epilepsy Program RSVP: Eventbrite

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.

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Fall Parkinson Conference on October 1, 2016

APDA Conference Fall 2016

The APDA will be presenting a free conference this fall on Parkinson’s Disease. We are proud to share that Dr. Okeanis Vaou, board-certified neurologist and movement disorder specialist at Noran Clinic & Medical Director of the Minnesota APDA, will be one of the featured speakers. Registration is required – call 651-241-8297 to register or for more information.

Here is a printable PDF of the flier:
PDA Conference Fall 2016 Flier

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Dr. Tarrel speaks to Fox 9 News “The Buzz” about recent Busy Brain study

Noran Clinic neurologist Ron Tarrel, D.O., was recently interviewed on Fox 9 News “The Buzz” about a recent study that suggested having a busy schedule can be good for your brain. He explains how different activities that keep you – and your brain – busy may help protect your brain and lower your risk for later diseases like dementia.

Here is the original study article from Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience : The Busier the Better: Greater Busyness is Associated with Better Cognition

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Dr. Vaou Speaks to Fox 9 The Buzz after Muhammad Ali’s Passing

Board Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Movement Disorder Specialist Dr. Okeanis Vaou spoke to Fox 9 News The Buzz on June 20, 2016 about Parkinson’s Disease in light of Muhammad Ali’s passing after a long time diagnosis of PD.

To learn more about Dr. Vaou, visit her bio page online: Dr. Okeanis Vaou

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Career Connections Conference for Individuals with Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder


A Conference for Employment Skill Building: Overcoming Challenges with Seizure Disorders in the Workplace

August 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Helen Young Room of the Southdale Library,

 7001 York Avenue South in Edina.

CAREER CONNECTIONS is a peer support conference for unemployed or underemployed individuals with epilepsy/seizure disorders who are in the job search.  CAREER CONNECTIONS is sponsored by the Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group (EPAEG).  The conference includes an Epilepsy Update by Dr. Rupert Exconde of the Noran Neurological Clinic in Minneapolis.

EPAEG is a social services agency which helps people with epilepsy and seizure disorders through a comprehensive employment assistance program which provides resume assistance, job seeking skills training, interviewing skills training, job leads and employment counseling.  The Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group also conducts support/counseling sessions for its clients which are designed to help them better deal with their situations relative to employment issues. All people who have seizures and are in the job search as well as VR and social workers are welcome to attend.

Sessions Include:

“Epilepsy Update” by Rupert Exconde, M.D.
“Challenges and Resources” in Employment Search
“Grief and Loss: Past Jobs, What We Can Learn”?
“Resume Development and Social Networking”
“Volunteering and Connecting: Hidden Opportunities”
“The ADA: Workplace Accommodations and Self-Disclosure”
“Interviewing and Dressing for Success”
“On the Job: Strategies for Memory Impairment” 

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to gain skills from the facilitator’s expertise and share job-seeking tips and information from other members.  For more information about the conference, call 612-616-4612 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or e-mail jthompson@epaeg.org.  Box lunches will be provided.  Attendance at this conference is FREE but limited so pre-registration is required now at our website www.epaeg.org.

Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group

612-616-4612                            www.epaeg.org                       P. O. Box 2337, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Printable PDF: Career Connections Flyer


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Walk for Thought Online Registration Now Open

2016 Walk for Thought Logo

The 2016 Walk for Thought will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the Duluth Lakewalk in Duluth, Silver Lake in Rochester, CentraCare Health Plaza in Saint Cloud, and at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton in the Twin Cities. Celebrate the strengths and successes of the thousands of individuals who have experienced brain injury, along with their families, friends and the professionals who work with them at this year’s Walk for Thought.

Find out more and start your team today!

Click here to donate online today!

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Take the “My Stroke Risk Assessment”

Take the My Stroke Risk Assessment
Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke; it is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of disability in our country. However, many strokes can be prevented! The first step is knowing your risk factors and how your choices could lead you to increased chance of stroke. The Minnesota Stroke Association has developed an assessment tool to empower you to make healthier choices and raise awareness of what specific areas you can improve to lower your risk.

Click here to take your Stroke Risk Assessment to help you better understand your individual risk factors.

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