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Mobility changes due to aging are treatable –– Dr. Monique Giroux

Mobility changes due to aging are treatable
By Monique Giroux, MD, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine

A change in mobility is one of the most common problems I see in my clinic. Common complaints are:

“I can’t walk as far as I used to.”
“I feel more unsteady or dizzy and need to grab onto something.”
“I am stumbling or tripping over my own feet.”
“My legs give out when I walk or stand.”
“My walking has really slowed down.” […]

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It’s a simple habit: WEAR A HELMET

It’s a simple habit: WEAR A HELMET

By J. Charles Mace, MD, FAANS, FACS, CoxHealth Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Springfield LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s the time of year for outdoor activities. During summer, kids and adults of all ages enjoy bicycling, skateboarding, horseback riding and waterskiing. […]

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Stimulating Your Brain

Stimulating Your Brain
By Adam P. Smith, MD, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Electrical stimulation has been used since the mid-1800s when pioneers identified localized electrical activity in the brain. By applying current to the scalp, they induced movements in animals. After all, the brain is just a conglomeration of electrical circuitry. As my partner quips, we as neurosurgeons are just tradesmen… high-paid electricians. […]

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The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia, hidden neurological disorders – The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado

The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia: Neva’s struggle to overcome these hidden neurological disorders.

Courtesy The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado
Life was good. Neva was completing her graduate studies and had recently married her childhood sweetheart. Together, they enjoyed biking and hiking and were looking forward to starting a family. Then, the headaches began. At first, it was just a dull generalized ache, then, steadily, the pain concentrated in the back of her head. When getting up, she noted a brief dizziness. She pushed on, but other symptoms began to appear. […]

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The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado talks brain tumors – LIVING WELL Magazine

Brain Tumors

By Adam P. Smith, MD, The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado, East Denver LIVING WELL Magazine
Brain tumors are tumors inside of the skull. They occur when cells start dividing and replicating uncontrollably. Tumors can either originate from the brain tissue itself, the tissues covering the brain, blood vessels, or other structures in or around the brain. Cancer may also spread, or metastasize, to become a brain tumor. […]

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Wellness Restoration Centers talks memory loss and aging – LIVING WELL Magazine

Memory Loss and Aging: You CAN Slow it Down or Reverse It!

By Randee Van Ness, Wellness Restoration Centers, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Kathy L. was 67 years old when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Whether it was the doctor’s words “There is no hope!” or the shock of the diagnosis contributed to her rapid decline, Kathy’s mental functions disappeared quickly. […]