Posted on August 25, 2020

Bioelectronic company Cala Health released positive data from its ongoing PROSPECT trial demonstrating that a majority of patients using its  FDA-cleared Cala Trio device reported a reduction in hand tremors.

Categories: In the News

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 […]

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 June 13, 2019

By Kelly Roberts   I love my shaky quaky Gramma. I give her lots of hugs. My shaky quaky Gramma loves me.    We play basketball. But sometimes her legs get wobbly. So, she sits in a chair and yells, “Great shot!” when I make a basket.   I love to play with my shaky quaky Gramma. But […]

Posted on May 30, 2019

The question about whether or not to exercise if you have essential tremor comes up often. This article was written several years ago by Dr. Jankovic, who serves on our medical advisory board. But the information is worth reprinting. By Joseph Jankovic, M.D.Director, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College […]

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 […]

By Kelsey K. Sewell, PhD      Licensed Psychologist Clinical Assistant Professor Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Dept. of Neurology University of Kansas Medical School The holidays are touted as a magical time, but sometimes the extra stressors that come with creating or expecting that magic end up impacting our enjoyment. Plus, there is […]

Categories: Coping with ET, Support
Posted on July 25, 2018

Dr. Huanghe Yang is the head researcher on the IETF’s funded research study for 2017, “Elucidating the Roles of the Ca2+-activated Ion Channels in Essential Tremor.” This blog from him shows how detail-oriented this research study is and his depth of knowledge in this subject area.      By Huanghe Yang, PhD Duke University School […]

Categories: Research Study
Posted on March 14, 2018

By Shari Finsilver, VP of the IETF Board of Directors Increasing awareness about essential tremor (ET) has been my passion for almost 20 years.  But, I must confess … I was not very open about my tremors prior to this. In fact, I did everything imaginable to hide them, even from my parents! My courage […]