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How Deep Brain Stimulation Can Restore Your Steady Hands

Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), dystonia, epilepsy, essential tremor, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease

In deep brain stimulation, a small hole is made in the skull. A neurosurgeon uses computerized mapping and recording to implant an electrode in the precise part of the brain that is misfiring and causing the tremor.

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Brain Pacemakers, Vaccine Ethics and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, gluten, gluten-free, news, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, vaccines, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.

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Virtual Reality Treadmill a High-Tech Help for Patients (Video)

Tags: Computer Assisted Rehabilitation environment (CAREN), MS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, video

It looks like a high-tech video game. But the CAREN system’s purpose is surprisingly serious: to help patients with neurological diseases re-educate their nerves and muscles.

Discover just a few of the secrets behind the inner workings of your truly one-of-a-kind mind – and learn more about its biggest foes: Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Infographic from Cleveland Clinic's HealthHub

Brain Teasers (Infographic)

Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, Huntington's disease, infographic, MS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease

Discover just a few of the secrets behind the inner workings of your truly one-of-a-kind mind – and learn more about its biggest foes: Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

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Help Fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis

Tags: #onememory, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, innovations, memory loss, MS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, power of love gala

For the more than 6 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s, holding on to a memory is not a choice. Unless we find a cure, or stop the progression, projections indicate that by 2050 there could be as many as 16 million people living with Alzheimer’s.

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.

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Best Tips for Treating, Living With Essential Tremor

Tags: Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, seizures, tremors

To calm essential tremor, a condition that mimics but is unrelated to Parkinson’s disease, patients can turn to medications or surgery. But the stresses of life – and health – also need to be addressed.

If you can’t fall back to sleep within 20 minutes, get out of bed. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Can’t Sleep? Here’s What You Can Do (Infographic)

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All of us have nights when we can't sleep, when the sound of the clock seems to be the only thing you can hear. If you just have insomnia, here are some expert tips to help you back to dreamland.

Tremors don’t always mean Parkinson’s disease.

What Could Be Causing ‘The Shakes’

Tags: brain, brain health, movement disorders, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, tremors

The onset of tremors poses a scary possibility — could this be Parkinson’s disease? But there are lots of other common causes of tremors that could explain yours. Here, your tremor questions are answered.

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Children Offers Hope

Tags: brain health, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), dystonia, movement disorders, OCD, Parkinson's Disease, Tourette’s syndrome, tremors

Children with uncontrollable movements, or generalized dystonia, have an option that isn’t widely known: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). This surgical treatment is not new, but it’s also not often considered for kids.