Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm

NW Noggin, the brain-child of Bill Griesar and Jeff Leake, is an arts-and-science integrated outreach program that targets underserved communities in the Portland-metropolitan area. Teams of...

Two ears are not always better than one

My team of researchers has discovered that as many as one in two individuals with hearing loss experience abnormal fusion, or a blending of dissimilar sounds, when wearing either bilateral hearing...

FAQs on deep brain stimulation: What is it? What does OHSU offer?

If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, you may have heard of deep brain stimulation. But what is it? How does it help? And how is it done here at OHSU? Here are...

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...