Posted on August 11, 2022

It was the most meaningful gift Gracie Key has ever received. In 2019, her former teacher gave her a German Shepherd puppy named Saber. Saber became a “Life-Saber” for this Missouri teenager. Saber was not an ordinary pet. He was a service dog, trained to support individuals with disabilities. Gracie’s disability is essential tremor (ET). […]

Posted on March 7, 2022

Judy’s Story Sometime in the 1970s my sister asked me, “Why is your arm twitching?” Since I had always seen her as a bit of an alarmist, I shrugged it off and forgot about it. Whether that was a precursor to my essential tremor (ET) I would never know as I was not diagnosed for […]

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Posted on August 10, 2021

By Dr. Albert Fenoy,Director, Deep Brain Stimulation ProgramAssociate Professor, Department of NeurosurgeryMcGovern Medical SchoolThe University of Texas at Houston Patients with essential tremor (ET) usually present with hand tremor, an involuntary shaking of the hands dependent on position. However, head tremor can also develop in the course of ET or present as a singular symptom. […]

Posted on July 12, 2021

If you’re considering Deep Brain Stimulation therapy to help manage your essential tremor, what questions should you be asking? Learn this and more from this conversation with Dr. Binith Cheeran, movement disorders specialist and medical director for neurological therapies at Abbott Labs.  

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A high-tech imaging study to understand how brain connectivity patterns change after deep brain stimulation in patients suffering from essential tremor has been launched at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The clinical trial, led by Albert J. Fenoy, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, is funded […]

If you are considering surgery as a treatment option for your essential tremor, there are some things you will want to consider before scheduling your surgical appointment. It is vital you fully understand the possible risks and benefits of the procedure. False expectations and inaccurate information can lead to negative outcomes, so it is best […]

Posted on March 22, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 20, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 6, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]