The Extraordinary Symphony of Deep Brain Stimulation

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a groundbreaking surgical therapy that has revolutionized the treatment of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, essential tremor, epilepsy, Tourette syndrome, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also being studied as a potential treatment for chorea, chronic pain, cluster headaches, dementia, depression, addiction, and obesity.

Exploring the Compassionate World of Hospice Care

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Hospice is a vital part of healthcare with this compassion-driven type of care focusing on end-of-life care versus curing and prolonging life. Their end-of-life care includes emphasis on personalized care plans, managing symptoms and pain, improving quality of life, assisting with emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of death, providing supplies and equipment, helping teach families how to care/interact with the patient, and delivering special services including physical therapy or music and art therapy.

The Neurological Impact of Grief

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While losing a loved one is a universal experience, the intensity of loss can impact every individual emotionally and/or physically. Traumatic loss can come in many forms including serious illness or death of a loved one and the brain commonly responds similarly to emotional trauma or PTSD.

The Beat Goes On: Prioritizing Heart Health

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“If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating center, the sustainer of life and health.” – Shauna Niequist Beating 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, the heart is a vital organ with a 24/7 job, pumping blood and providing oxygen and nutrients to your body that are needed to

The Connection Between Whole Body Donation and Cancer Research

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Whole body donation will always have a connection to the growth of medical education and especially medical research when it comes to discovering the causes and treatments of infectious diseases and cancer. With tissue gathered from donations, researchers can learn how cancer grows and spreads, how certain drugs work against cancer in different groups of