Pick a brain, literally: local youth to partake in human brain dissection

brain, events

I’m excited for my visit tomorrow at the CareerLaunch program of Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne. Here’s the news release:

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 22, 2018 – Local neurologist Dr. Tim Allen, MD from Neurology Specialists of the Rockies (NSR) will appear at Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne (BGCC) on Wednesday, May 23, 5:00pm – 6:00pm to discuss neurology, dissect a human brain and encourage careers in medicine.

“When kids see a real brain and can speak with a doctor in a down-to-earth manner, then the idea of a profession in medicine becomes a reality,” says Dr. Allen, who practices at NSR in Cheyenne.

Approximately 10-15 sixth and seventh-graders are expected to attend.

“If even one child’s interest is sparked to become a doctor after seeing my presentation at Boys & Girls Club, it’s a great thing for humanity, says Dr. Allen. “As an MD, they’ll impact thousands of lives.”

Dr. Allen will show samples of a male and female adult brain. He’ll discuss brain myths, neuroplasticity, the mental health/brain connection, and how to care for your brain.

His visit marks BGCC’s last CareerLaunch demonstration of the school year.

About the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne
Since opening in 1997, the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne has focused on inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. The Club provides afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6-18. The annual fee for afterschool programming is only $10 per year. The Club’s main location and mailing address is 515 West Jefferson Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007 and The
Club at LCCC for senior high teens is located at Laramie County Community College, Center of Conferences and Institutes Building, Room 142. For more information, visit BGCChey.org or call 307-778-6674.

About Dr. Allen
Dr. Allen provides compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients from Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and beyond. His integrated approach to healing includes music, art and animal-assisted therapies. As a member of The Roctors (a musical group comprised of doctors), Dr. Allen frequently plays charity benefits. This August, The Roctors will perform at a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County. He is a co-
speaker for lobotomy survivor Howard Dully, who is a survivor of psychiatric abuse. Dr. Allen has been a neurologist since 1997 and has served nearly 10,000 patients. His practice, Neurology Specialists, is located at 2003 Bluegrass Circle, in Cheyenne. Dr. Allen’s newsletter is Neuro-News.net.

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Review: Gold’s Gym ‘Easy Does It’ class

exercise

Recently I had the pleasure of trying out the Easy Does It class taught by Jacque at Gold’s Gym in Cheyenne. Class description:

“Aerobic conditioning and resistance exercises are used to develop strength, endurance and flexibility. Highly recommended for seniors, those with disabilities or deconditioned individuals.”

My analysis of the class? Easy Does It doth easily pleases me.

Summary

1. It was a chillaxed chair-based workout, perfect for those coping with balance challenges.

2. Two thumbs to the enjoyable swing music of yesteryear.

3. Jacque was easy to understand and provided modifications for various exercises to accommodate people with different abilities.

4. Great camaraderie. Midway through class, members pause to share jokes amongst themselves. Laughter heals.

Final prescription

Easy Does It is a great fit for folks whom aspire to break free from being stagnant, and to get their muscles moving n’ blood pumping whilst surrounded by fine friends. Go for it! Click here for a schedule.

Thanks again to General Manager Jeronimo Provencio & Instructor Jacque from Gold’s Gym for providing this opportunity.

Vintage 45 record 'Easy Does It'

Image credit: 45cat.com

#GoldsGym #Cheyenne

It’s Nurse Appreciation Week

holiday

“A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope.”
— Quote from Terri Guillemets

To all nurses: Heartfelt gratitude for doing the work of angels. You hold together the healthcare system, while holding yourselves together, while holding the hands of patients. Many thanks.

#NurseWeek #NurseDay
#neurology #neurologist
#Cheyenne

Today: therapy dog at the office

animal therapy, videos

Today from 12pm ’til closing, our therapy dog Miss Wigglesworth will be here. Are you ready to pet her?🐕

Timothy J. Allen, MD
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies
2003 Bluegrass Circle
Cheyenne, WY 82009

#TherapyDog
#Cheyenne
#neurologist
#neurology

May the 4th: May the force…

brain, brain injury prevention, holiday

Happy May the 4th Day. If you happen to be on Planet Geonosis and your brain is taken over by a brain worm, it’s highly advised you see a neurologist asap.

May the force of modern medicine be with you.

#MayThe4th
#neurology

I’m shooting a video at Gold’s Gym tomorrow

exercise

I’ll be shooting a video at Gold’s Gym in Cheyenne while I attend the 10:35 am Easy Does It class tomorrow.

The class is recommended for seniors, those with disabilities, or deconditioned individuals. This type of exercise would be great for many of my patients.

Thought I’d try it out for myself.

#Cheyenne #Neurology

12 popular facts about the brain that aren’t true

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You only use 10 percent of your brain. False.

Your memory declines with age. False.

Alcohol kills brain cells. False.

Digest more truths about brain falsities from Reader’s Digest by clicking here.