Living and loving with multiple sclerosis

Carol Sarnowski, our guest blogger, patient and MS advocate, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 21 years ago. Here is her story. *** My MS diagnosis came as a complete surprise. I had...

Help us understand how to better design health technologies

Currently, there are many claims and promises of how electronic medical records, fitness bands, smartphone apps, telemedicine and many related technologies will become mainstay components of...

Is there a connection between stress and Parkinson’s disease?

Most neurology text books will state that stress seems to exacerbate Parkinson’s disease symptoms and persons with Parkinson’s disease often describe the worsening of their tremor when having to...

Bionic handball: A daughter’s take on deep brain stimulation

In 2013, Dennis and his family traveled from Missoula to Portland so he could undergo Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for his Parkinson's disease. We've shared Dennis' Parkinson's story and the...

Headers in soccer are a leading cause of concussion

American Football may still be the leading concussion injury for all sports in the US, but soccer caused the second highest number of concussions in high school sports. Soccer is also the number...

Living with a husband who has Parkinson’s disease

Dennis was diagnosed with Parkinson's 15 years ago and underwent Deep Brain Stimulation at OHSU in 2013. Last week, we heard his story, from the patient perspective. Here, his wife Mary Ellen...

Meet Dennis: Husband, educator, Parkinson’s patient

In 2013, Dennis and his family traveled from Missoula to Portland so he could undergo Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for his Parkinson's disease. In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, Dennis...

Get back in the game with ImPACT concussion testing

Having worked in the high school setting as an athletic trainer for eight years before coming to the OHSU Sports Medicine department, I have found that concussion management is one of the most...