Surgical relief for Parkinson’s

New approach lets patients “sleep” through a deep brain stimulation procedure.

June 14, 2017 3
PATIENT STORY

‘I took my life back’

Avid fisherman Jim Ehnen despaired over his Parkinson’s diagnosis―until he found hope.

May 22, 2017 5
PATIENT STORY

‘We stand together fighting epilepsy’

Skyler Moomey, 15, is battling convulsive seizures. And winning.

May 1, 2017 5
PATIENT STORY

Gabe’s story

Gabe Dehen, 2, has a terminal genetic condition—but his parents are clinging to hope for a miracle.

March 28, 2017 9
PATIENT STORY

‘She has a guardian angel’

When Brianna Laux, 12, faced a life-threatening brain condition, her mother believes “all the stars were aligned” for success.

March 6, 2017 9

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

February 22, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

‘It doesn’t look like you had a stroke’

With quick action, surgery and medication, Darlene Smitter avoided major brain damage.

February 8, 2017 2

Faith and trust

When Gerald Peters suffered a stroke, he and his wife found care and rehabilitation close to home.

January 27, 2017 0

Want to stay smart? Volunteer

People who are socially engaged and civically minded may possess sharper minds as they age.

January 13, 2017 0
PATIENT STORY

Your top stories of 2016

From inspirational to informational, Health Beat delivers you a daily dose of stories you don't want to miss. Here are the best of the best.

December 19, 2016 0

Paws for peacefulness

Adults with long-term mental conditions gain solace and support from their pets, study finds.

December 19, 2016 0

Brain scans foretell fall risk

Measurements of multitasking brain activity in healthy older adults could determine the likelihood they'll take a tumble.

December 17, 2016 0