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Latest What Is Dystonia News
Local woman wants residents to learn about neurological disorder
July 5, 2014 3:28 PM A local woman with a neurological disorder is hoping to form a support group with others in the Tiftarea.
Jim Suttie: How to beat the yips
July 1, 2014 10:26 AM What did Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Johnny Miller, and Bernhard Langer all have in common? Yes, you guessed it, they all fought the putting yips in their career.
Sunshine Fund supports parents of poorly boy as part of the Go Bananas campaign
June 25, 2014 12:41 AM Sally and Neil Walker are parents to Nat, two, who the Sunshine Fund is aiming to help as part of the Go Bananas campaign this June
Experiment offers hope for OCD
June 30, 2014 4:44 AM Brett Larsen spent decades trying to quell the anxiety churning inside him. But nothing worked -- until doctors implanted electrodes in his brain.
U-M researchers detail new discoveries about basic biology of dystonia
June 22, 2014 11:35 PM Twist and hold your neck to the left. Now down, and over to the right, until it hurts. Now imagine your neck - or arms or legs - randomly doing that on their own, without you controlling it.
Bachmann-Strauss Foundation's Impact Grant Funds Breakthrough in Dystonia Research
June 26, 2014 2:22 PM The mystery of why dystonia occurs, and what can prevent or treat it, has long puzzled doctors, who have struggled to help their suffering dystonia patients. Now, with support from The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation's 2013 Impact Grant, new research from a University of Michigan Medical School team may finally open the door to answering those questions and developing new options for patients.
Jared Brown, Parkland grad, walks to the top of the world
June 11, 2014 5:54 PM If you haven't seen the video of Jared Brown walking across the stage at Parkland High School's graduation Monday night, do, please, go have a look.
A new twist on neuro disease: Discovery could aid people with dystonia, Parkinson's and more
June 24, 2014 2:49 AM New research in mice may finally open the door to solving long-standing mysteries about dystonia -- uncontrollable twisting and stiffening of neck and limb muscles -- and developing new options for patients who experience it alone or as a complication of conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
Deep brain stimulation offers hope for OCD
June 24, 2014 12:16 PM It seems simple: Walk to the refrigerator and grab a drink. But Brett Larsen, 37, opens the door gingerly -- peeks in -- closes it, opens it, closes it and opens it again. This goes on for several minutes. When he finally gets out a bottle of soda, he places his thumb and index finger on the cap, just so. Twists it open. Twists it closed. Twists it open.
Anxiety too easy answer for a golfer's 'yips'
July 2, 2014 9:35 PM If one were to say in casual conversation, "Once you get 'em, you've got 'em," how would you interpret that? Got what? Or dare I ask.