Sheralyn Nicholson got much more than a pet when she adopted her cat, Willow. She got a caregiver and friend. Sheralyn has essential tremor (ET). Her mom told her she first noticed Sheralyn’s tremor when she was in the first grade. But Sheralyn doesn’t remember life without it; she has never known anything different. Nine […]

Colleen Kottke, Fond du Lac Reporter – All Jean Ricigliano wants is a little respect and understanding. Diagnosed with the neurological movement disorder essential tremor (ET) in her 20s, the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman says the disorder has impacted nearly every aspect of her life.

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Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders – Essential tremor (ET) is a common condition associated with significant physical and psychosocial disability. “Classic” ET is a clinical syndrome of action tremor in the upper limbs and less commonly the head, jaw, voice, trunk, or lower limbs. Current diagnostic criteria for ET exclude isolated vocal tremor (IVT). Failure […]

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PR Newswire – INSIGHTEC, the leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) therapy announces today that Health Canada has approved its Exablate Neuro system for the treatment of essential tremor.

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FDA.gov – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. ExAblate Neuro uses magnetic resonance (MR) images taken during the procedure to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy brain tissue in a tiny area thought to be responsible for […]

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Lori Duff, Huff/Post 50 – My name is Lori Duff, and I have Essential Tremor. Essential Tremor is a fairly common, mostly harmless neurological condition that no one has heard of, and most people never bother getting diagnosed with. I call it the shakeys. My Dad has it, too. He never bothered naming it or […]

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Mark Foster, the Northern Echo – The medieval mystery surrounding the “Tremulous Hand of Worcester” is a step closer to being solved thanks to an academic from York. The Tremulous Hand was a prolific 13th century scribe whose identity is unknown but who was given his nicknamed because of his distinctive shaky handwriting. The medieval […]

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Jefferson Underwood III, M.D, Montgomery Advertiser – Sipping on a warm cup of tea, feeding yourself soup with a spoon or simply writing your name. We take being able to perform these simple tasks for granted. Now with the proper diagnosis, use of appropriate medications and new cutting edge treatments, many individuals who suffer from […]

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Biomedcentral.com – March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, a neurological movement disorder that causes unintentional shaking movements of the hands and head. In this guest blog Ariel Levy and Robert Chen, editorial board members for Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders, explain more about the disease.

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Katie Martin, Savannah Morning News – At 90 years old you could say woodworking, which started as a childhood hobby for Al Schunemann, has turned into a lifelong passion. “I used to make toy sailboats and my mother had a pedal sewing machine and I’d sew the sails on the machine,” Schunemann said. “I couldn’t […]

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