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Weekend Wellness: Treatment helpful if essential tremor affects daily activities

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father-in-law, husband and daughter all have essential tremor. My husband has never needed treatment, since the tremor is quite mild. But my daughter was just diagnosed at 41, and her symptoms seem to really bother her. What are the treatment options for essential tremor? ANSWER: Essential [...]

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Violinist Still Making Music After DBS Surgery (pkg)

You may remember the story, a few years ago, about the professional musician who played the violin during his brain surgery? That journey began at Mayo Clinic when a surgical team implanted electrodes in his brain to stop a tremor that could have ended his career. Today, more than five [...]

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Mayo Clinic Creates Tool to Track Real-Time Chemical Changes in Brain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 11, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS). The groundbreaking insight will help physicians more effectively use DBS to treat brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, depression and Tourette [...]

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DBS for Tremor

Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The [...]

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we find out from Mayo Clinic Dr. Kendall Lee, how deep brain stimulation helped the career of a concert violinist. To listen, click the link below. DBS for Tremor

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Deep Brain Stimulation

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Shirlene Sampson discusses the use of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of depression. To listen, click the link below. Deep Brain Stimulation

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