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Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease and More? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 10:29pm This is an amazing new area and there are real success stories.  We all do wonder though where will the future lie with this technology.  After watching what DBS does for Parkinson's and Dystonia, it’s a miracle.  There are also more videos on You Tube that show individuals turning off the device and they immediately revert back to where they wer ... Read on »
FDA Approves Xeomin® A Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)To Treat Cervical Dystonia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 2:11pm Dystonia has been a hard to diagnose disease at times and other times can be confused with other disorders.  The link below goes back a short post on how Botox gave a grandmother her voice back.  In addition deep brain stimulation has been used to treat dystonia and now it appears Botox may even be a simpler treatment and the FDA has a ... Read on »
Dystonia - Of Health and Horror by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:47pm Original photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritchild/42394868/ It is still believed that aswangs (a sort of a vampire, see photo above) circle in abundance in Capiz and its neighboring provinces in Panay Island. Where did the stories come from and do they have a factual basis? Well, the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital has conduc ... Read on »
Dystonia by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:54pm I recently received an email from Renee on behalf of The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation, Inc. I was asked to post on my blog their PSA about Dystonia, of which I said I'd be happy to oblige after doing some research on the topic. Well, there just isn't any information to be found. Dystonia is similar to PD in that it is a n ... Read on »
Woman Develops Dystonia After Receiving the Flu Shot by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 2:04pm Is it possible to get Dystonia after receiving the Flu shot? Anything is possible. In regards to the young woman who developed Dystonia throughout her body after receiving the flu shot, my thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family. She is obviously in a great deal of discomfort as Dystonia is a painful disorder that causes the muscle ... Read on »
Publicity for Dystonia by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 2:04pm Let's Be Heard! The following was posted by a member of WEGO Health, a health advocacy site that I have joined. For those suffering with Dystonia AND for those who receive Botox injections for the Dystonia, please get on the bandwagon and make a call. More publicity about this disorder will potentially mean more services and awareness by ... Read on »
Is it Dystonia or a Hoax? by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:02pm Is the story about Desiree Jennings, the cheerleader who got Dystonia from the Flu Vaccination a hoax? There are stories circulating that this young woman does not actually have Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily. Often, doctors are not able to pinpoint the exact cause of the disorder. ... Read on »
Advocate Speaks About Girl Who Claimed She Got Dystonia From the Flu Shot by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 10:03pm Interesting commentary from Rogers Hartmann, an advocate in the fight for research into treating and curing Dystonia. She discusses the girl who claimed she was afflicted with Dystonia after receiving the Flu shot. View Hartmann's message at: http://www.lifewithdystonia.com/2009/11/defining-dystonia-and-why-it-is-so.html Read on »
Good News: Unprecedented Monies to Support Dystonia Research by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:03pm The Dystonia Coalition has obtained an ORD Grant to support Dystonia Research. View the following article http://www.dystonia-foundation.org/pages/dystonia_coalition_obtains_ord_grant/362.php Read on »