March 1, 2015

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Essential Tremor Awareness Month

March PMDC ET Awareness

Join us this March in raising awareness for Essential Tremor, the most common movement disorder.  It is estimated to affect up to 4% of the population over the age of 60.  This tremor occurs with actions, like writing, eating, drinking, and typing; and can range from annoying to socially embarrassing to severely disabling.

Dr. Claudia Testa leads the ET program at VCU PMDC and has formed an interdisciplinary team to address patient and families needs.

Dr. Testa has also established clinical research projects to increase understanding of the full range of symptoms of ET, or phenotypes, and discover the potential genetic causes and risks for ET.

Learn more about the VCU PMDC Essential Tremor program.

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February 24, 2015

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Dystonia research study

The VCU PMDC is serving as a research site for an observational research project that aims to learn more about the causes of dystonia and how the symptoms may progress over time. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and diagnosed with a primary dystonia to be eligible to participate. This project is sponsored […]

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February 24, 2015

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HD Program Designated Center of Excellence

The VCU PMDC Huntington Disease program has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Our program is one of 29 selected nationwide for this prestigious designation, reserved for programs committed to collaborative, multidisciplinary care for HD affected families. Huntington Disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disease.  HD is most […]

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February 16, 2015

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4 things to consider when selecting a physician

Finding the right movement disorders neurologist to manage your care can be an overwhelming task.  Here are 4 things to consider when selecting a physician: Does the doctor (or practice) accept your insurance?  What will the out-of-pocket costs be? How far is the doctor from your home?  How far are you willing to travel? Do […]

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February 9, 2015

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Special Announcement

Dr. James P. Bennett Jr.

Over the last six years we have been honored to have Dr. James Bennett serve as the founding director of the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Bennett recently announced his retirement, effective at the end of June 2015. He will continue to see patients through April 2015, and our other neurologists are available […]

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January 27, 2015

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Save the Date! 4/11/15 – Central VA Huntington Disease Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Westminster Canterbury Richmond 1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227 Learn valuable information concern Huntington Disease, signs, symptoms, and genetic testing. Topics include: Updates and Ongoing Research in HD Gentle Yoga Activity Session Caregiver Sessions HD Youth Activities Financial Planning Registration will be available in late February […]

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January 26, 2015

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Women’s Support Group – Special Presentation 2/13

Join us for an overview of Deep Brain Stimulation presented by Dr. Kathryn Holloway WHEN:  Friday, February 13, 2015 TIME:  10:00 AM WHERE:  PMDC Offices located at 6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C, Richmond, VA 23230 accessed via Forest Avenue CONTACT:  Andrea Perseghin – (804) 662-5300 or pdcenter@vcu.edu

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January 26, 2015

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6th Annual Reasons for HOPE for Essential Tremor

Treatment for the Body and Mind Learn about current trends in Essential tremor (ET) treatment and research, and try out new skills to live well with ET. When: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: 10:30 AM – 4:15 PM Location: VCU Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Cost: $10 per person and includes […]

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November 25, 2014

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Support group for women

Women’s Support Group Join our Women’s Support Group to share experiences and coping strategies. WHEN:  2nd Friday of each month TIME:  10:00 AM LOCATION: VCU PMDC offices 6605 W. Broad St(accessed via Forest Ave) Richmond, VA 23230 CONTACT:  Andrea Perseghin – pdcenter@vcu.edu or (804) 662-5302  

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