How can focused ultrasound help PD symptoms?

Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s disease Although elective procedures are currently being postponed in hospitals across the country because of...see more the necessary focus on COVID-19, eventually our hospitals will return to normal and non-emergent procedures will be performed again. This will include elective procedures for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Two brain procedures that are […]

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The use of acupuncture and massage for Parkinson’s disease

Exploring therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease A growing number of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are interested in trying...see more to improve both their motor and non-motor symptoms with therapies that are not medications. Beyond physical, occupational and speech therapy, all of which can play a crucial role in maximizing function in PD, there are a […]

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Repurposing medications for Parkinson’s disease

Repurposed medications to treat Parkinson’s Disease Repurposing medications is a process by which medications already approved by the Food...see more and Drug Administration (FDA) for one reason are tested and shown to work for another purpose. One great example of this is the use of Amantadine for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Amantadine was first approved for the […]

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What is a DaTscan and should I get one?

DaTscan: A test to help in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s What is a DaTscan and how is it performed?...see more In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an imaging test to help diagnose PD called DaTscan (dopamine transporter scan). In this test, a radioactive tracer, Ioflupane (123I), also known as DaTscan, is injected into the […]

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