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The Role of Exercise in Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Natalie P. Witek, MD; and Cynthia L. Comella, MD

May 2018—There is growing evidence that high-intensity exercise is neuroprotective.

Surgical Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease

Drew S. Kern, MD, MS; Emily Forbes, DO; and Binit B. Shah, MD

May 2018—Consider surgical interventions when symptoms include motor complications that affect quality of life despite optimized pharmacotherapy.

Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

Christina R. Maxwell, PhD, MTR; and Jill Farmer, DO, MPH

May 2018—Given limited treatments available, investigating potential benefits of cannabinoids can offer cautious optimism over controversy.

Mental Health and Parkinson’s Disease

Gregory M. Pontone, MD, MHS and Howard D. Weiss, MD, FAAN

May 2018—Assessing and addressing mental health in patients and care partners improves quality of life.

Evaluation of Patients With Tremor

Steven J. Frucht, MD

May 2018—A careful history and directed examination are usually sufficient to diagnose and manage most patients presenting with tremor.

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Laxman Bahroo, DO; Mazen T. Elkurd, DO; and Fernando Pagan, MD

May 2018—New treatments were approved in 2017 for tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson’s dyskinesia, and Huntington’s chorea.

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Brian M. Grosberg, MD; Sheena A. Mehta, PA-C; Peter H. Liu, PhD; Randall Owens, MD; and Anne Williamsom, PhD

May 2018—Carcinoma of the tongue is a rare secondary cause.

Treating Patients With Essential Tremor with Wristwatch-Style Neuromodulation

Monday, April 30, 2018—Using a wrist-worn neuromodulation device (Cala Health Inc, Burlingame, CA) that stimulates the radial and median nerves, people with essential tremor may find some relief fro…


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