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Fibromyalgia, Is it Real?

Fibromyalgia. Is it real? Maybe. The symptoms are real, but many “fibromyalgia” clinics do patients a disservice by handing out anti-inflammatory drugs and antidepressants without first attempting to determine the real cause of the symptoms. I have been a neurologist

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RNI is Enrolling for Alzheimer’s studies shown on PBS

Rowe Neurology Institute is currently enrolling patients for both of the promising new experimental drugs for Alzheimer’s disease that are discussed on PBS. On Wednesday April 13 PBS showed an excellent documentary “Can Alheimer’s be Stopped?” about research on Alheimer’s

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Spells Seizures and TIA’s

Spells seizures and TIA’s are transient changes in the function of the central nervous system. These transient disturbances all have their diagnostic codes. What I usually tell patients is that the temporary symptom spells seizures, or TIA’s they’ve had is

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MS Clinical Trials — Value for All Patients

MS Clinical Trials–By Vernon Rowe, Doug Schell, Arlene O’Shea, Liegh Kreishel, LeAnn Cannon, Shannon Cone, John Hunter MS Clinical Trials are an extremely important part of our MS center at the RNI, one of the major MS centers in the

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How Do You Handle a Sports Concussion? BE SMART! TAKE YOURSELF OUT OF THE GAME!

With football and other sports getting underway, concussions are inevitable. But what is a concussion anyway? A concussion is the clinical name applied to the behavior that happens in an athlete, or anybody really, who has mechanical trauma to the

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Can Sleep Give Sports Teams An Advantage? Dr. Rowe on Good SportsTV

Dr. Rowe was interviewed by Steve Fisch for his Good Sports TV show–he talked about the importance of sleep for athletic performance, and touched on concussion. Here is the link x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekeQ58gP4U By Vernon Rowe Though we are learning about

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Snoring Children May Have Sleep Apnea

Snoring in children is not normal, and may be caused by sleep apnea. If not diagnosed and treated, it not only causes a reduced quality of life but also has many developmental consequences. This is discussed in detail in a

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How To Find A Really Good Doctor—A Critical Part of Your Healthcare

Many years ago a great teacher at Duke Medical School, Eugene Stead, told me “What every patient needs is a really good doctor.” That’s as true today as it ever was. Notice it’s not a really good MRI or other

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This Is MS Awareness Month–MS Treatment

by Vernon Rowe, Doug Schell, and Aaron Seacat March is MS Awareness Month. This time of year we as a country focus on MS, a disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the US and is a major crippler

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High Deductible Insurance 101—Warning! This could save you thousands!

By Vernon Rowe, Aaron Seacat, Rose Eilts, and Amber Smith With the changes in health insurance these days, Obamacare causing high deductible insurance for employer based health plans, and the increasing responsibility for patient payments caused by these changes, the

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