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Unintended Consequences of Obamacare

Dr. Vernon Rowe is a member of the AMA House of Delegates, representing the American Society of Neuroimaging. Many members of the AMA still doubt that Obamacare, or The Affordable Care Act, will succeed in the long run. They believe

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Sleep Apnea Is the Real Cause of Chronic Insomnia

Chronic Insomnia is a common complaint, and most of us have transient insomnia from time to time. But chronic insomnia robs us of quality of life and job performance. For many years, sleep physicians at the RNI have known that

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RNI Researchers Attend International Multiple Sclerosis Meeting in Boston

Nearly nine thousand MS researchers from America and Europe converged on Boston a couple weeks ago for an exciting meeting of shared clinical and basic science research on Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Vernon Rowe, Dr. Elizabeth Rowe, Dr. John Hunter, and

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Extreme Sports Players Have More Head and Neck Injuries

Medical practitioners have long exhibited concern over the dangers posed by participation in sporting activities to the human brain. Now, a new study, which was presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), has

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Is a Pinched Nerve the Cause of My Neck Pain? | Pinched Nerve Neck Pain

Pinched nerve neck pain can be debilitating, and some who experience it elect to have surgery to fix the issue. Rarely surgery is necessary, but it comes with risks, expense, and an extended recovery period. Before seeking surgery, those who

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Un-necessary Surgery for Back Pain a Huge Problem in the US

Five times as many operations for back pain are done in the US, compared with the UK, and twice as many as are done in Canada and Europe. The US has far more neurosurgeons per capita than these areas of

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The Best Example of the RNI Patient Journey, Frustrations Included

No patient has been more candid about her feelings about RNI than this woman. She came to RNI for acute back pain that flared up on vacation away from Kansas City. It made her suddenly unable to walk anywhere, shop,

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RNI Discovers Connection Between Restless Leg Syndrome and Back Pain-Pinched Nerve In the Back

Studying electronic medical records for its patients, and particularly sleep study patients who had also been diagnosed with lumbar radiculopathy (discs impinging nerves), Rowe Neurology Institute researchers uncovered a link between lumbar problems and restless leg syndrome (RLS), as well as increased sleep disturbances.

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Hospital Fees Drive Rising Cost of Health Care

Steven Brill writes in Time Magazine that hospital profit margins are extraordinarily high for supposedly non-profit institutions, and are largely responsible for the rising health care costs in the United States.

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Diagnosing Dementia: Is the Folstein Test Reliable?

The mini-mental status examination (MMSE), or Folstein Test, should never be used as the sole test for dementia, because it ignores factors only a neurological examination and more thorough neurocognitive testing can accurately evaluate.

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