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Why Deep Brain Stimulation ‘Life-Altering’ for Some Parkinson’s Patients

By Sarah Zurek, RN, BSN Chase Family Movement Disorders Center When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia, there is no cure but there are ways to reduce symptoms and improve your movement and quality of life. One way is through the surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation...

Parkinson's and Singning

Did Linda Ronstadt Have To Stop Singing? How Parkinson’s Therapy Could Help

Ten Grammys, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame membership and many gold and platinum albums couldn’t shield Linda Ronstadt from Parkinson’s disease. The singer known for “Blue Bayou,” “Don’t Know Much” and “You’re No Good” started noticing changes to her voice as...

Ozzy Osbourne

How Physical Therapy Might Help Ozzy Osbourne, Other Parkinson’s Patients

For years, substance abuse might have been the presumed root of shaking and stumbling by rock star Ozzy Osbourne, but the 71-year-old rocker recently revealed that Parkinson’s disease is to blame. Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder for which there is treatment but no cure, affects more than 200,000...

Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida

Dr. DeMarcaida Makes ‘Woman of Distinction’ List

Hartford Magazine uses words like “exceptional” and “significant” to describe the 30 Women of Distinction profiled in its December issue. And, right there on page 49 is Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. Dr. de Marcaida, a...

Dr. Hugh Cahill

CHH Adds 3 Neurologists, Physician Assistant

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has greatly increased access to neurology services for patients with the addition of three neurologists and a physician assistant in the Medical Office Building CHH, 538 Litchfield Street, Suite 104 in Torrington. Neurologists Dr. Hugh Cahill, Dr. Lucas Meira-Benchaya...


Why Does My Neck Hurt? (It Could Be a Pinched Nerve)

When is neck pain a serious issue? When it’s a pinched nerve, according to Dr. Joel Bauman, chief of neurosurgery at the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. Q: What is a pinched nerve? A: A pinched nerve is when there is an injury, usually in the disk, which...

Parkinson's

Parkinson’s Roadmap Education, Support Series Available in Vernon, Cheshire

The diagnosis can be surprising and overwhelming, but if you’ve been told you have Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS™) can provide support and tips to guide you through. “PRESS was created by the American Parkinson Disease Association as a gentle and thorough way to...