Ultrasound Procedure Reduces Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor Disorder

Researchers report a new ultrasound treatment reduces tremors in people with Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor disorder. They add the procedure eliminates the risks associated with surgery and produces shorter hospital stays. The availability of the treatment is limited. About 50 centers around the world perform the procedure, including 16 in the United States. Researchers are unveiling a new way

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When celebrities with Parkinson’s come forward it raises awareness

I recently found myself saying, “Finally.” I said this to others. I said it to myself. And many said it to me. When actor Alan Alda revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s community let out a collective, “Finally.”r, energy and zest for life reveal that he not only has the disease, but that it has not

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Early diagnosis and intervention can make all the difference in Parkinson’s disease

You notice a stiffness to your walk, a softness or slowness creeping into your speech. Maybe you have chronic constipation that you can’t explain or vivid dreams that literally jerk you out of sleep. Something is happening, something that you can’t name and that you don’t want to address. For more than 30% of people who develop Parkinson’s disease, the

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Commentary: Ali’s legacy from the Parkinson community’s perspective

When celebrities develop a disease, many choose to use their power and fame to bring attention and research dollars to their ailment. The efforts of these “limelight ambassadors” affect thousands of people worldwide, offering hope and a window into the mysterious world of disease progression. In this respect, Muhammad Ali really was the greatest. Ali not only used his larger-than-life

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