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Diagnosing and Treating Tremors (Podcast Tuesday)
People of UVA, Podcasts 8/11/2015

When people experience tremors, or uncontrollable shaking, they tend to think of Parkinson's disease. But other things can cause this involuntary rhythmic movement, including: Essential tremor, another condition with fewer symptoms than Parkinson's Stress Consuming too much caffeine In this week's podcast, Matthew Barrett, MD, discusses the causes behind tremors…

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Treating Pediatric MS (Podcast Tuesday)
Kids, Podcasts 7/21/2015

About 10 percent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have symptoms before age 18. Those initial symptoms include: Sudden blurred vision, caused by a nerve inflammation known as optic neuritis Double vision, or seeing two of an object Increasing arm and leg weakness, numbness or tingling Balance difficulties Bowel and…

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Brain-Immune System Link A Game-Changer for Autism, MS Research
News & Events 6/3/2015

“They’ll have to change the textbooks.” That’s what Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience, said when he first saw the research. [caption id="attachment_10256" align="alignright" width="400"] A traditional lymphatic system drawing (left) and updated to show the brain-immune system link (right)[/caption] He wasn’t wrong. An exciting new…

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Neurofibromatosis: The Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of
News & Events 5/29/2015

You’ve probably never heard of it, and you may not be sure how to pronounce it. Yet neurofibromatosis (NF) affects millions worldwide, according to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. And given that May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month, we thought we’d introduce you. Part of a group of genetic conditions that cause…

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Podcast Tuesday: Brain Tumor Treatment Research [AUDIO]
News & Events, Podcasts 5/26/2015

A brain tumor diagnosis can be devastating, especially when it’s glioblastoma, one of cancer’s deadliest forms. But researchers at UVA and around the U.S. are developing new brain cancer treatments with promising results. Get the details from neurologist Benjamin Purow, MD, in this week’s podcast. Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor?…

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