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August 29, 2006

Physicians examine neurological disorders in September edition of

Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society

Waltham, Mass. - August 29 -- Migraines, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, and nerve disorders are just some of the conditions treated by neurologists - physicians who specialize in treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

These and other conditions will be the topics of discussion for "Neurological Disorders," the September edition of Physician Focus, the half-hour health educational television program from the Massachusetts Medical Society and airing on Massachusetts public access stations.

Guests on the program are physicians from the Massachusetts Neurological Association, the statewide specialty organization for neurologists: Thomas F. Mullins, M.D., President of the Massachusetts Neurological Association, and Chief of Neurology at the Fallon Clinic, Worcester; and Cynthia B. Passarelli, M.D., a staff neurologist at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester. Host of the program is Bruce Karlin, M.D., a practicing internist, also from Worcester.

The physicians will address such areas as the most common conditions seen by neurologists, preventive measures people can take to avoid such conditions, and treatment options available for patients suffering from such conditions.

Residents should check local public access listings for the day and time of broadcast in their community.

Physician Focus is a noncommercial production of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the statewide organization of physicians, and Hopkinton Community Access and Media, HCAM-TV. The half-hour public service program brings viewers health information on timely topics from the Society’s physician members and other health care experts. It currently reaches 1.4 million households in 144 communities in Massachusetts through the cooperation and courtesy of local public access stations.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with some 18,600 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society publishes The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s leading medical journals; the Journal Watch family of professional newsletters covering 11 specialties; and AIDS Clinical Care. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.

HCAM-TV (Hopkinton Community Access Media) was founded April 1, 2004 by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hopkinton as a nonprofit corporation to manage local access to cable broadcast facilities. For information on HCAM, visit
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