Study Affirms Benefits of Microcurrent Therapy in Stroke Rehab

A study published in the journal Stroke affirms microcurrent stimulation to the vagus nerve has direct benefits for stroke survivors. The study shows that microcurrent pulses, like those generated by the Myopulse and Neuroscope, applied to the vagas nerve, which is located in the neck, relays information about the state of the body to the […]

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On August 2, 2017, posted in: Health insurance, Medical care, Stroke by

Microcurrent Therapy Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Microcurrent therapy is one of the better, yet least known, therapies available for patients with multiple sclerosis. It relieves pain, clears brain fog, improves neurological and physical function, reduces spasticity, and, in tandem with physical therapy, helps increase energy and stamina. There is emerging evidence microcurrent treatment also aids in healing the myelin sheath damaged […]

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On March 8, 2016, posted in: Medical care, Multiple Sclerosis by

Shingles Increases Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

New research indicates older people who develop shingles face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or heart attack. The study, published in the December 15, 2005 issue of PLOS Medicine, included approximately 43,000 Medicare recipients diagnosed with both shingles and a stroke and another 24,000 shingles patients who experienced a heart […]

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On February 2, 2016, posted in: Medical care by

Gadolinium Contrast Agent Concerns for Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers in Europe and the United States continue to make important advances in understanding gadolinium based contrast agent (GBCA) concerns for multiple sclerosis patients.  Because MS patients regularly monitor their respective medical conditions through an MRI, it is important to know about GBCAs. Gadolinium is a rare earth element that has special magnetic properties. Those […]

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On November 10, 2015, posted in: Uncategorized by

King-Devick Concussion Screening Test for Athletes in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin

We are pleased to announce Soter Healthcare is offering the King-Devick Concussion Screening Test (K-D Test), one of the best concussion screening tests available, for athletes and teams in the Twin Cities metro and Western Wisconsin. The K-D Test is a simple screening tool to help assess possible concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI).  […]

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On August 11, 2015, posted in: Health insurance, Medical care by

Gordie Howe’s Treatment Raises Stem Cells Issues

The Detroit News is reporting on a controversy surrounding the stem cells used to treat NHL legend Gordie Howe. Howe suffered a stroke on October 26, 2014 and was in declining health. He received stem cell treatment in December, and family members share that his condition has improved a great deal. The source of the […]

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How Are Stem Cell Transplants Done?

Because stem cell therapies are new, you may have lots of questions.  One of the questions we commonly hear relates to the ways stem cells are transplanted into your body.  The specific terminology can seem difficult, but, in practice, the methods are not hard to understand. When you are getting stem cells, your doctor will […]

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11 Ways Congress Can Improve the ACA Right Now

Now that the 2014 elections are behind us, we thought we’d take a look at 11 actions Congress can take to improve the Affordable Care Act. Several of our suggestions have bipartisan support and, even in the 2015 session of Congress, a vote to do away with some of the less popular aspects of the […]

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Study Confirms Long-term Stem Cell Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease

Newly reported research discovered neural dopamine-producing stem cells transplanted into patients with Parkinson’s disease stayed healthy and functional for up to 14 years.  The findings were reported in the June 5, 2014 issue of the journal Cell Reports.  This is exciting news for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Researchers studied the brains of five Parkinson’s Disease […]

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12 True-False Questions About the Affordable Care Act

With the new health insurance marketplaces open and 2014 approaching, we’ve learned a great deal about the Affordable Care Act.  But polls tell us most Americans still don’t know much about the law or are pretty confused.  In fact, a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that six of 10 Americans know very little about what the […]

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