Most Beneficial Symptoms And Treatment of Cervical Dystonia

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by Dana Fenton Cervical dystonia also called “spasmodic torticollis,” is a chronic neurological disorder which causes a person’s neck to go through involuntary movements from the left, right, up and down. The exact causes of cervical dystonia are generally unknown. What is Cervical Dystonia? Most experts note cervical dystonia most often happens as the result …

Clinical effectiveness of unilateral deep brain stimulation in Tourette syndrome

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Abstract Dysfunctional basal ganglia loops are thought to underlie the clinical picture of Tourette syndrome (TS). By altering dopaminergic activity in the affected neural structures, bilateral deep brain stimulation is assumed to have a modulatory effect on dopamine transmission resulting in an amelioration of tics. While the majority of published case reports deals with the …

HOW I DEAL WITH A BAD DAY OF FIBROMYALGIA

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Fybro has a debilitating affect on our lives and we have to find coping strategies to get us through a minute, an hour,  a day, a week..We are constantly researching answers on diet, excercise, cures etc etc After talking to a few of the ladies on here I noticed we all have different coping methods help us get …

IF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME RULED THE WORLD

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Dennis McGuire, PhD This paper was originally delivered as a plenary address at the conference in Chicago in July of 2005, co-sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Association for Down Syndrome. It was well received by the audience, and we have received many requests for a written form of the presentation. …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Linked to Rare Brain Infection

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The FDA is warning health care professionals about a rare brain infection seen in multiple sclerosis patients taking fingolimod (Gilenya). The agency has received reports of 2 cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a serious brain infection caused by the John Cunningham virus. Although this virus is mostly harmless, it can cause PML in some …

Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders

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Introduction Visual and auditory processing are the processes of recognizing and interpreting information taken in through the senses of sight and sound. The terms, “visual and auditory processing” and “visual and auditory perception”, are often used interchangeably. Although there are many types of perception, the two most common areas of difficulty involved with a learning …

What Does Actually Lyme Disease Feel Like?

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We asked our group members to describe what it feels like to have Lyme disease. As you will see, there are some common trends running throughout the heartbreaking comments and some responses are from children as young as 10. We hope this post gives an insight into what it is like living with Lyme disease. …