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Mindfulness -based group therapy sessions forming

July 20, 2015

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Our research trial of mindfulness-based therapy in individuals with Parkinson’s disease was a great success, and we’ve decided to launch a new clinical program at our center to continue to offer mindfulness-based group therapy. Dr. Lageman will lead an 8-week program.  The program is open to patients of the VCU Medical Center. The group will […]

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Eye-tracking research featured in VCU News

June 15, 2015

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Over the past decade, Dr. Mark Baron, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Wetzel and George Gitchel with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at VCU, have investigated how eye movements are related to neurological movement disorders.  They have utilized an eye tracking device, that consists of a headband with two small cameras, recording how a volunteer’s […]

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HDYO Rock Climbing Event

May 26, 2015

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Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization is hosting a free event for youth on June 17, 2015! See event information below and be sure to RSVP to Chandler Swope by June 10 – chandler@hdyo.org or (202) 674-4848.

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Overview of Huntington’s Disease

May 18, 2015

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAwtVAHnQYs] In this Time with Testa video, Dr. Testa provides an overview of Huntington Disease, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder. The VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center offers clinical, research, and outreach services for Huntington Disease, and is designated a Center of Excellence by the Huntington Disease Society of America. Dr. Testa directs our Huntington […]

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Huntington’s Disease Research

May 18, 2015

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The Huntington’s Disease Program at VCU PMDC is currently recruiting for two HD clinical research studies.  We are an HDSA Center of Excellence committed to integrating interdisciplinary clinical care with clinical research. PRIDE-HD is a clinical research trial looking at the safety of an investigational drug, pridopidine, and its effect on the movement, thinking, and […]

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Huntington Disease Community Education Day — POSTPONED

April 1, 2015

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Due to low a low number of registrations, we have decided to postpone the Huntington Disease Community Education Day scheduled for April 11, 2015. Those who have registered will receive a refund. Be sure to join our email list to stay up to date with our HD Program and event announcements. Sign up online.

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Huntington Disease Community Education Day

March 3, 2015

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Join us for the Central Virginia Huntington Disease Community Education Day on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Learn about current trends in Huntington Disease (HD) research and medications. Several break out sessions to choose from and a concurrent track for youth impacted by HD. When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM Location: […]

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HD Program Designated Center of Excellence

February 24, 2015

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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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Join us for the 2nd Annual Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K on 5/2/15

February 3, 2015

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

January 27, 2015

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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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