ICYMI: FDA Approves the Fourth Deep Brain Stimulator System for Parkinson’s With BrainSense Technology
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ICYMI: FDA Approves the Fourth Deep Brain Stimulator System for Parkinson’s With BrainSense Technology

  Medtronic’s Percept is the fourth deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that has been approved by the FDA according to a recent article in Parkinson’s News Today. The unique feature…

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Vodka as Medicine? Researcher Using Alcohol as Possible Treatment for Laryngeal Dystonia
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Vodka as Medicine? Researcher Using Alcohol as Possible Treatment for Laryngeal Dystonia

By Jodee Redmond from In The Cloud Copy Dr. Kristina Simonyan has been studying patients with laryngeal dystonia. Through the scope of her work, she has heard numerous anecdotal accounts…

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Researchers Discover Method for Slowing The Progression of PKAN
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Researchers Discover Method for Slowing The Progression of PKAN

According to a story from ScienceBlog, the results of an international research study which was led by a team of scientists in Oakland, California and Munich, Germany, has led to…

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Scholarships are Available for the 2019 International Pain Summit Which Will be Held in LA this November

IPain The International Pain Foundation (IPain) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting those with chronic pain due to neurological, musculoskeletal, inflammatory, degenerative, and emotional conditions. They aim to improve…

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Successful Phase 1 Trial for Potential New Cervical Dystonia Treatment

Bontulinum Neurotoxins (BoNTs) are a protein that are used to treat a wide array of conditions including cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, neurogenic detrusor overactivity, and sialorrhea to name a few. These proteins…

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Mindset towards Adapting: Tom Seaman and Scott Davidson Discuss Chronic Illness and Accepting Change

This is an interview I did with Scott Davidson who has a podcast called Living Adaptive, where he interviews people that have adapted to significantly difficult situations in their lives.…

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I Needed to Accept Change to Better Cope with Dystonia
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I Needed to Accept Change to Better Cope with Dystonia

In 2001, I developed severe chronic pain from a neurological movement disorder called dystonia. My life before and after dystonia are as different as night and day. I went from a very active lifestyle to…

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