The Parkinson’s Podcast

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The brain works in mysterious ways – and even the best neuroscientists and physicians are trying to figure it all out.

Take Parkinson’s disease, for example: 1 million Americans have it. It’s a brain disease for which there is – at the moment – no cure. But there are treatments in the form of medication and surgery.

Dive into the topic of Parkinson’s disease: its symptoms, its diagnosis and its treatment:

GUESTS:
Dr. J. Antonelle (Toni) de Marcaida, Medical Director, Chase Family Movement Disorders Center
Dr. Patrick Senatus, neurosurgeon, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Dr. Mark Alberts, Physician-in-chief, Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute

Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease – and it’s treatments – here


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