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Focused ultrasound shows promise for Parkinson’s disease

Newswise — A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease symptoms that are much more severe on one side of the body, new research suggests.

Lubbock Pediatrician, “a Giant Role Model,” Receives TMA’s Highest Honor

SAN ANTONIO — Among his many accomplishments, Surendra K. Varma, MD, likely prevented countless babies from intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are complications of congenital hypothyroidism, a treatable thyroid condition — for which Texas began to screen newborns in the 1970s.

Parkinson’s Disease has been a Challenge Worldwide

According to Jeff Elias, MD, a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound, said the approach called focused ultrasound, could offer a new option for patients whose symptoms are poorly controlled by medications and those who cannot or do not wish to undergo traditional brain surgery.

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