Tonya Walker was 32 when all of a sudden her arms stopped swinging as she walked, and she lost dexterity in her left hand.“Initially, I thought maybe I injured myself working out. I’d recently tried yoga and other things that I don’t normally do, so I … [Read more...] about I Was Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease At 34
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It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but deep brain stimulation is a surgical procedure that appears to help people with a range of neurological disorders. The process involves placing a neurostimulator in the brain. This sends out electrical impulses to specific parts … [Read more...] about What is Deep Brain Stimulation?
The study — a joint effort between the NIH and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences — has found that people who used either pesticide developed Parkinson’s disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. What could be happening … [Read more...] about These Two Common Chemicals Linked to Parkinson’s
Dive Brief: A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic has implanted the first-ever deep brain stimulation system (DBS) in a stroke victim, as part of an ongoing clinical trial evaluating the procedure’s potential to improve movement during stroke recovery. By coupling DBS … [Read more...] about Cleveland Clinic deploys deep brain stimulation in ‘nation’s first’ stroke recovery surgery
Did you know there are many celebrities with chronic illnesses? Selena Gomez, Tom Hanks, Charlie Sheen, Michael J Fox, Lena Dunham, Pink, George Clooney, Kim Kardashian, Jack Osbourne, Venus Williams, Halle Berry, and even rapper Lil Wayne are all sufferers of known chronic … [Read more...] about Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses: Selena Gomez Lupus, Tom Hanks Diabetes, Charlie Sheen HIV, Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease