Neuroscience

Selma Blair shines a light on life with MS

[KARE 11, Jan. 15, 2019] Anyone diagnosed with multiple sclerosis knows it’s a disease that robs. It can limit movement, reduce vision, and people who live with the auto immune disease may see their personalities change. It is a disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. And there is no cure. Actress Selma […]

What is in a memory?

[KARE 11, Sept. 28, 2018] In the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, much of the issue revolved around memories. To better understand how memory works, KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health neurologist Dr. Jesse Corry at United Hospital.

Why brain games may be a bust

[KARE 11, July 28, 2017] They may be fun, but researchers say certain brain-training games are a bust when it comes to boosting our decision-making skills. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals they’re no better than the average video game. Dr.Jesse Corry, a neurologist at United Hospital’s John Nasseff […]

Why exercise is good for the brain

[KMSP-TV, October 2, 2016] Skipping exercise might affect the waistline. But what about the brain? Tacjana Friday, M.D., neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital, explains how exercise benefits the brain and how that translates into better health overall.

Silence is golden . . . for our bodies

[KMSP Fox 9, July 22, 2016] Researchers are finding that silence is good for our brain. It can actually cause new brain cells to grow and make our brains more efficient. Dr. Jesse Corry, a neurologist with the John Nasseff Neuroscience Specialty Clinic at United Hospital in St. Paul, talked with Fox 9 about how […]

Train your brain for sleep

[KSTP-TV, May 21, 2016] If you’re tossing and turning night after night, doctors are now saying you should put away the pill bottle and try talk therapy. Local psychologist Michael Schmitz, who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine at Abbott Northwestern, says there are new guidelines you should try therapy before pills.

Sleeplessness puts women at risk for diabetes

[KSTP-TV, February 27, 2016] More than one-third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and for women, it could mean putting themselves at risk for developing diabetes. Dr. Andrew Stiehm is a sleep specialist at Allina Health and talked with KSTP-TV about why women are more at risk, what everyone should do to sleep well.

Study links lack of sleep to Alzheimer’s

[KMSP-TV, January 12, 2016] Not getting enough sleep can lead to more problems than sleepiness. A new study indicates sleep problems can cause physical effects associated with dementia. Dr. John Damergis, a sleep expert at Noran Neurological Clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, talked about sleep on KMSP-TV. Dr. Okeanis Vauo also discussed this topic with […]

Top medical advances of 2015

[KMSP-TV, January 1, 2015] The science of medicine is always improving and evolving – and our hometown hospital is often leading the way. Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig, president of Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis talked with Fox 9 and WCCO-AM about top five medical advancements in 2015.

Technology provides Cambridge woman with alternative methods for brain aneurysm treatment

[Isanti County News, November 11, 2015] An innovative medical device is providing physicians with a safer way to treat brain aneurysms. The Pipeline embolization device is a braided wire mesh cylindrical device that is placed across the neck of an aneurysm, a blood-filled ballooning wall of a blood vessel. This device saved a Cambridge woman […]