Neuroscience

Actor Alan Alda says he has Parkinson’s Disease

[KARE 11, Aug. 13, 2018] Actor Alan Alda revealed recently that he is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Neurologist Dr. Eleanor Orehek, from Noran Clinic and Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about the disease and what’s new in the fight against it.

Abbott Northwestern building $29.2 million neuroscience unit

[Star Tribune, Feb. 15, 2018] Abbott Northwestern Hospital plans on spending $29.2 million to build an inpatient unit for patients with strokes, brain tumors and other health problems requiring neuroscience treatments. The Minneapolis hospital projects a 20 percent increase in neuroscience patients over the next 10 years due to the aging of the population and […]

New studies fuel safety concerns about youth contact sports

[KARE 11, Oct. 4, 2017] A new study says children who play tackle football before the age of 12 have a higher risk of developing cognitive and behavioral issues as adults. Another study reveals 1 in 5 teens says they’ve been diagnosed with a concussion. Dr. Ron Tarrel from Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern […]

Givens Brain Tumor Center

[KSTP-TV, July 11, 2017] Mike Givens was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and passed away in 2015. Now the Givens Brain Tumor Center at Abbott Northwestern Hospital will offer support, treatment and therapies to others diagnosed right here in Minnesota. His family sat down with Twin Cities Live to share what this world […]

Neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Josser Delgado displayed devices used for preventive surgery on brain aneurysms.  Star Tribune photo

Reaching deep into the brain to treat strokes

[Star Tribune, June 25, 2017] Terri Hopp, 63, of Litchfield, is one of the people who feels she has benefited. Earlier this month, Dr. Josser Delgado repaired Hopp’s non-ruptured aneurysm at Abbott Northwestern by placing four metal coils inside the 5-millimeter balloon of weakened tissue on the left side of Hopp’s internal carotid artery terminus, […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

[KARE 11, May 25, 2017] May is Stroke Awareness Month and a good time to be reminded of the symptoms. Dr. Ron Tarrel with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital stopped by the KARE 11 News at 4 to talk about symptoms, and what to do if someone is suffering a stroke.

How reliable are at-home genetic tests?

[WCCO Radio, April 18, 2017] The FDA has just recently approved the makers of “23 & Me” home genetic testing tell users about their susceptibility to 10 different diseases including Alzheimer’s. WCCO Radio talked with Dr. Eleanor Orehek, a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital about the value of these kinds of […]

Spotting early signs of multiple sclerosis

[KARE 11, March 20, 2017] Multiple sclerosis is called a sneaky disease. That’s because its symptoms can be hard to spots and it often goes years before it’s diagnosed after the first symptoms appear. Neurologist, Dr. Ron Tarrel, from the Noran Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked with KARE 11 News about just what multiple […]

Math teacher back on his feet after strokes nearly killed him

[KMSP-TV, March 3, 2013] Teaching his math class at St. Thomas Academy, not many of Lee’s students knew the work it required for him to return to the classroom after two strokes. He never knew if he would walk again, or swim again or run again. Josser Delgado, MD, interventional neuroradiologist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, […]

‘Miracle’ brain surgery helps woman control her tremors

[KMSP-TV, March 2, 2017] Before deep brain stimulation surgery, Joyce Matthews of Hutchinson had a tough time doing things like putting on a necklace or combing her hair. But now she feels like everyone else thanks to what she calls a medical miracle. “I’m so grateful I had this surgery,” said Matthews.