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                         Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Announces

                                           New Chief Operating Officer

        Cleveland Clinic Martin                            Soska holds a Master of Business Administration   full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000
      Health is pleased to announce                      from Baldwin Wallace College, and a Bachelor of Arts in   nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties.
      that Christopher Soska,                            Accounting and Finance from Walsh University. He also   Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main
      MBA, will join the leadership                      serves as an executive coach for Cleveland Clinic, and is   campus near downtown Cleveland, 15 regional hospitals
      team as chief operating                            working toward certification.                     (11 in Ohio, four in Florida), more than 150 northern Ohio
      officer on May 30.                                   “Chris will be a tremendous asset for Cleveland Clinic   outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health
        Soska brings 20 years of                         Martin Health as we continue to work toward bringing   centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations
      Cleveland Clinic leadership                        world-class care to the Treasure Coast,” said Robert L. Lord   in Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and
      experience, with diversified                       Jr., president of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. “He has   London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient
      roles across multiple service                      demonstrated collaborative and transformational leadership   visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases
      areas within the organization.                     during his career with Cleveland Clinic, and our organization   throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came
        He has served as system                          and community will benefit from his experience and insights.”   for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at
      executive director, hospital and ambulatory operations since   About Cleveland Clinic       Follow us at
      August 2018. In that role, Soska is responsible for system     Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic   News and resources available at
      strategic alignment and facilitating transformational agility.   medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with   About Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
      He has responsibility for enterprise-wide teams supporting   research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was     Cleveland Clinic Martin Health has served Florida’s
      Cleveland Clinic hospitals and family health center operations,   founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of   Treasure Coast region for 80 years. It joined the Cleveland
      including surgical services, pharmacy, the transplant center,   providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles   Clinic health system in January 2019. Cleveland Clinic
      and care resource optimization among others.       of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland   Martin Health offers a continuum of care including
        In his role as COO, Soska will work with the Cleveland   Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including   preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer
      Clinic Martin Health leadership team to develop and   coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant   and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its
      implement strategic and operational goals for the organization.   in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently   approximately 4,500 associates, 600 affiliated physicians
      He will also work with Cleveland Clinic Florida region   names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals   and more than 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different
      leaders to ensure Martin Health’s effective integration as part   in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among   locations in Martin and St. Lucie counties. To learn more,
      of a regional health system.                       Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600   visit

                       Martin Health For You: Five Facts To Know

                                              About Parkinson’s Disease

                                                                      By Shira McMahan, D.O.

        Nearly a million people in the United States are     1. Parkinson’s is a brain disorder. It occurs when   movement. That  decrease
      living with Parkinson’s disease – a disorder that affects   nerve cells in the brain that produce a chemical called   in dopamine hinders the
      movement and gets worse over time. Here are five key   dopamine either don’t work properly or die. As a result,   ability to control movement.
      facts to know about this all-too-common illness.   the cells make less dopamine, which helps coordinate   Scientists still don’t know
                                                                                                           what causes these cells to
                                                                                                           stop working or die.
                                                                                                             2. One risk factor is
                                                                                                           age. Parkinson’s usually
                                                                                                           develops at about age 60.
                                                                                                           But  up  to  10  percent  of
                                                                                                           those with it have early-
                                                                                                           onset  Parkinson’s,  which
                                                                                                           begins before age 50 and is
                                                                                                           often inherited. Parkinson’s also affects about 50 percent
                                                                                                           more men than women.
                                                                                                             3. Symptoms begin gradually. Often, Parkinson’s
                                                                                                           symptoms start on one side of the body and then later
                                                                                                           affect both sides. Symptoms include:
                                                                                                             • Tremor of the legs, hands, arms, jaw and face.
                                                                                                             • Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk.
                                                                                                             • Slowed movements.
                                                                                                             • Poor balance and coordination.
                                                                                                             As symptoms get worse, Parkinson’s may make it
                                                                                                           difficult to walk, talk or accomplish simple tasks. People
                                                “Service is our number one priority”                       with the disease may also experience depression, sleep
                                                                                                           problems, constipation, and trouble chewing or swallowing.
                                                              561-743-0070                                 Some people also have problems with memory.
                                                                                                             4. There is no lab test for Parkinson’s. That means it
                                                                        can be difficult to diagnose. Doctors use a person’s medical
                                                                                                           history and a neurological exam to identify it. A dopamine
                                                                                                           transporter (DAT) scan can determine if levels of dopamine
                                                                                                           in the brain are low or normal. Low levels are consistent
                                                                                                           with a Parkinsonian disorder.
                                                                                                             5.  While there’s no cure, treatment can help.
                                                                                                           It’s common to take a variety of medicines to manage
                                                                                                           symptoms, including ones that increase levels of
                                                                                                           dopamine in the brain. Surgical options such as deep
                                                                                                           brain stimulation (DBS) can also help in severe cases.
                                                                                                           With DBS, doctors implant electrodes in the brain, which
                                                                                                           stimulate the parts of the brain that control movement.
                                                                                                             Finding the right neurologist to help manage a brain
                                                                                                           disorder is crucial in the management of the illness. To
                                                                                                           learn more, or to find a neurologist near you, visit www.
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