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DBS: recent updates

Dr. Burchiel, in the latest volume of The Journal of Neurosurgery (June 2013), reports recent successes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) where 60 patients are asleep during the surgery, instead of awake under local anaesthetics. – DBS surgery was first developed in France in 1987. Dr. Burchiel was the first surgeon in North America to perform the surgery in 1991. It… Read more »

Dance for Parkinson’s: BALLET

Can learning to point/flex your toes and turn out your feet improve muscle control and movement in people living with Parkinson’s disease? New research is saying YES! … as a “ballerina” since the age of 4 (well, if my current once/week adult ballet classes count!), I am really inspired by the ability of ballet to improve brain function in Parkinson’s… Read more »