Using Brain Images to Predict Huntington’s Disease

It’s estimated that more than 15,000 Americans have Huntington’s disease (HD) according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and that more than 200,000 Americans are at-risk of inheriting it. For the first time, new research uses imaging to help predict changes in the brain related to HD. The study’s findings could ultimately help delay the … Read More

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Deep Brain Stimulation Now More Comfortable for Patients

A new frameless platform makes deep brain stimulation treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions much more comfortable for patients. Surgeons use deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat symptoms — usually tremors — that can’t be well-controlled with medication. It has been very helpful in controlling symptoms, but the patient has always had to endure … Read More

How Deep Brain Stimulation Can Restore Your Steady Hands

Lana Laurendeau can’t remember a time when her hands didn’t shake. For years, the shaking made it hard for her to eat without making a mess, drink from a glass without using both hands and put on jewelry.  The shaking also made it increasingly hard for her to do her job as a professional hairdresser. … Read More

Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

Your brain is an organ like no other. When it’s healthy, its potential is truly hard to, um, wrap your brain around. Its biggest foes are Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis, which can rob us of our ability to think, reason and remember.

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More

Best Tips for Treating, Living With Essential Tremor

Managing stressful feelings and situations is a life skill for all of us, but it’s especially important if you struggle with essential tremor. While medication and lifestyle changes can help control symptoms, stress, in particular, can easily aggravate the condition. At first, essential tremor can resemble Parkinson’s disease. But you can tell the two conditions … Read More