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Feeling Dizzy? Vertigo is a Lot More Common Than You Think

As LeBron James begins his quest for a fourth NBA title this week, it’s not only the Golden State Warriors he’ll be battling. James joins a long list of athletes and celebrities, including golfer Todd Day and Academy Award winning actor Nicholas Cage, who have gone public with having the...


Possible Breakthrough in Detecting CTE in Living Patients

Researchers at the Boston University CTE Center announced recently what they believe is a major breakthrough in the detection of the neurodegenerative disease found in people with repeated head injuries. According to a new study, researchers now believe they may have found a way to detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy in...


Movement Disorders Neurologist Joins Chase Family Movement Disorders Center

While specializing in movement disorders, Dr. Lavallee Dagostine also treats ataxia, choreas, dementia, dystonia, essential tremor, gait disorders, Huntington Disease, Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism, progressive supranuclear palsy, tardive dyskinesia and tremors. She provides botulinum toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. Dr. Michelle Lavallee Dagostine, a board-certified movement disorders neurologist, has...


Headache Help Comes to Waterford

If you struggle with chronic headaches, the last thing you need is to wait a year and drive several hours for an appointment with a specialist. The opening of the Hartford HealthCare Headache Center in Waterford means sufferers from three states can cross that off the list of things causing...


What You Can Do About Alzheimer’s, The ‘Family Disease’

On any day, particularly World Alzheimer’s Day, the statistics on Alzheimer’s disease are alarming. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Since 2000, while deaths attributed to heart disease have decreased by 14 percent, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased nearly 90 percent, according to the...