Posted on March 4, 2024

VILIM ball is a handheld mechanical therapeutic device that provides neuromodulation therapy to temporarily reduce hand tremor for patients with essential tremor. This is a conversation with creator Dr. Mantas Venslauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian-based company Vilimed. He talks about how VILIM ball works, how it was tested and warns against less expensive imitations. The […]

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Author Kelly Roberts talks about her children’s book “Shaky Quaky Jake” whose main character is a child with essential tremor. Kelly’s overall message is “every child needs to be accepted and loved for who they are, as they are.”

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People with essential tremor are always looking for assistive technology to enhance their quality of life. David Baker, director, Missouri Assistive Technology, talks about the services U.S. assistive technology centers provide in each state, including assistive device demonstrations and loans.  

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Essential tremor may cause physical limitations in the workplace. At what point should you inform your employer? Fred Gutermuth talks about his experience.

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Posted on July 31, 2023

Dr. Brianna Matzke, assistant professor of music at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, announced her essential tremor diagnosis as part of a commissioned arts project called TREMOR: The Response Project. She has commissioned artists and composers to create piano, visual art and multimedia exploring the lived experience of ET, but more importantly, ability and disability.

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Posted on May 1, 2023

Jillian Mars has spent the past two years working to make an impact on essential tremor (ET) awareness. As a contestant in the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program she has adopted ET as her community service initiative, and has been educating others during appearances and speeches. She talks about her journey with ET.

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Posted on March 29, 2023

Tish Hevel, CEO of the Brain Donor Project, explains the process of becoming a brain donor. Brain donation is critical to the role of identifying treatments and cures for all kinds of brain disease, including essential tremor.  

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Posted on March 1, 2023

Four to five years after undergoing focused ultrasound (FUS) to treat their essential tremor, patients are continuing to endure benefits. In this podcast, Dr. Rees Cosgrove, director of epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, talks about the study and the enhancements made to FUS.

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Cala Trio continues to be an effective therapy for managing essential tremor, according to a recently released study by Cala Health. Liana Hennum, head of health economics outcomes research for Cala, talks about other positive outcomes revealed in this study.

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Research shows that one of every 100 people on the planet has essential tremor (ET). This is one of the many results published in the article, “How Common is Essential Tremor? Update on the Worldwide Prevalence of Essential Tremor.” Learn more statistics in this podcast interview with co-author of the study, Dr. Elan Louis, professor […]

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