Archive | September, 2014

Gentle yoga class – Richmond

September 29, 2014

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NEW Gentle Yoga Class starting October 13, 2014 in Richmond, VA Sarah Humphries E-RYT200 has located space for a new class appropriate for people with movement disorders. WHEN:  Mondays TIME:  3:00 PMWHERE:  First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA This is a gentle yoga class with adaptations for those who need it.  The only […]

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HD program updates

September 29, 2014

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The Huntington Disease Program at the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center has exciting news to share – we have been invited to apply to the Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence program! This summer, HDSA announced they were accepting new applications for the Center of Excellence program. HDSA gave the VCU […]

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Live Well

September 26, 2014

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VCU PMDC provides an individualized, interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment. All of our clinicians specialize in movement disorders to help patients live well. Every new patient is first evaluated by a neurologist, and may be scheduled for evaluations with other clinicians as appropriate for his or her situation. These other clinicians may include: Clinical […]

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A personal story of brain donation

September 26, 2014

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The VCU PMDC Brain Tissue Resource Facility (BTRF) collects autopsy and brain tissue donations to advance the research of movement disorders and related neurodegenerative diseases. The facility accepts donations from individuals and families with neurodegenerative diseases as well as health volunteers. For Virginia W. Stanley and her children, the donation of her husband’s brain provided […]

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HDSA DC Metro Chapter Huntington’s Disease Symposium

September 26, 2014

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Huntington’s Disease Symposium November 15, 2014 Sponsored by: DC Metro Chapter, Huntington ’s Disease Society of America 9:30am– 4:15pm Holiday Inn Rosslyn Key Bridge; 1900 N Fort Myer Dr. Arlington, VA 22209 There is no cost to participate.  Advance registration required: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2VTXNLD Planned Sessions Include: Huntington’s Study Group Update & Clinical Trials Update HDSA Advocacy […]

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Dystonia services at VCU PMDC

September 8, 2014

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Whether your dystonia is primary or secondary, focal or generalized, VCU PMDC is a resource for evaluation and treatment. Our movement disorder specialist neurologists are available to evaluate dystonia and offer individualized treatment plans which may include: medications non-medication therapies including physical therapy and speech therapy botulinum toxin injections deep brain stimulation surgery consultation All […]

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VCU PMDC studying new drug in Huntington Disease

September 4, 2014

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Dr. Claudia Testa is serving as the site principal investigator for the PRIDE-HD study at VCU PMDC. The VCU PMDC Huntington Disease (HD) Program is one of 30 global sites in this multinational treatment trial. PRIDE-HD is a clinical research trial looking at the safety of an investigational drug, pridopidine, and its effect on the […]

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3 Facts about Dystonia

September 3, 2014

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Dystonia awareness month is upon us, and we’d like to spread the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation message “Dystonia is not a country” with these 4 facts about the movement disorder that affects an estimated 300,000 people in the US and Canada. 1.  Dystonia is an involuntary contraction of muscles, causing repetitive or twisting movements that […]

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