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

Parkinson’s Drug Pump Shows Promise (Video)

Levodopa is considered the most effective drug to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The chronic, progressive neurological disease causes a person to lose control of body movements, resulting in tremors, muscle stiffness, loss of balance and a host of other problems. So far in the United States levodopa has only been available in pill … Read More

New Parkinson’s Treatment Changes Man’s Life (Video)

Bob Van Housen is one of a million people in the United States living with Parkinson’s disease. He has always been active, but Parkinson’s disease has forced him to slow down. Now, Bob is part of a new study of a unique treatment that controls symptoms by pumping medicated gel into his small intestine. Twelve … Read More

5 Questions to Ask About Parkinson’s

Your loved one was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. What should you do? What treatment options are available? How can you be proactive as a caregiver to be sure your loved one has the best treatment? In an article on Agingcare.com, Ryan Walsh, MD, PhD, Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at … Read More

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Pumping Iron for Parkinson’s

Lifting weights may do more than build bigger biceps. It could also improve the motor symptoms of people with Parkinson’s disease. A recent study from the University of Illinois at Chicago found that participants who lifted weights seemed to slow the progression of their disease. They reduced motor symptoms more than a group of participants … Read More

Video: Boxing and the Brain

Elite boxers and mixed martial artists are accustomed to doctors monitoring their bodies to make sure they’re in top shape for upcoming fights. Now, thanks to Charles Bernick, MD, Associate Medical Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Nevada, the country’s top professional fighters are giving their brains the same treatment, … Read More