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Dr. Brad Herskowitz Participates in SAGE-324 Phase 2 KINETIC Study

Last week Sage Therapeutics, Inc. and Biogen Inc. announced the results from the Phase 2 KINETIC Study evaluating SAGE-324 in the treatment of people with essential tremor. Essential Tremor (ET) is a movement disorder affecting an estimated 6.4 million Americans. For ET patients, uncontrollable shaking of the hands, head, voice, or legs creates difficulty eating, …

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Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness. It is caused by a new (novel) coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. There are many types of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a common cause of bronchitis. They may sometimes cause a viral lung infection (pneumonia). Symptoms can range from mild to severe respiratory illness. Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the …

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Am I Safe if My COVID-19 Blood Test is Antibody Positive?

On Monday, April 20, Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum will present a Facebook Live event at 12:30 (Eastern Time) to talk about COVID-19 and blood tests that are antibody positive. Dr. Gelblum will educate us about antibody tests and COVID-19. What are Antibodies? Antibodies are proteins that can stick to the surface of bacteria and viruses. They …

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First Choice Neurology Hosts COVID-19 Facebook Live Events

First Choice Neurology has been hosting a series of Facebook Live events for COVID-19. Our Facebook Live broadcasts are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week at 12:30 (Eastern Time). You can watch the events live from our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FCNeurology. If you are not able to attend a Facebook Live event, we post …

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COVID-19 Preparedness Plan – Prevention Phase

Notification to patients on new policy put in place regarding COVID-19: In light of the recent CDC announcement regarding the concern for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) transmission within the United States, our office will be taking certain safety steps recommended by the CDC to reduce this public health threat. If you have an upcoming appointment and any …

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HAPPIN Study Seeks Patients with Idiopathic Neuropathy

First Choice Neurology is launching the HAPPIN Study (Hereditary Amyloid Polyneuropathy Prevalence in Idiopathic Neuropathy). It is the nation’s first research study of the prevalence of hereditary amyloid neuropathy. Doctors at First Choice Neurology will be evaluating a large group of patients with idiopathic neuropathy to determine if they possess a hereditary marker for amyloid …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so please remind your mother, sister, aunt, niece or any female friend to get a mammogram. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. One out of every eight women will get breast cancer. Most women who develop breast cancer will not be able to pinpoint …

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Pediatric Neurology Now Available at First Choice Neurology

Neuro Network Partners (NNP), the largest pediatric neurology group in the Southeast has joined First Choice Neurology. With this addition, First Choice Neurology is now the largest neurology group in the United States with more than 41 facilities in 6 Florida counties and services at 35 major hospitals. First Choice Neurology will have over 80 …

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Raising Funds and Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis at Walk MS

First Choice Neurology is always well represented at Walk MS, year after year. Walk MS brings together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause, to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. Last Saturday, Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Calderon along with staff members of First Choice Neurology participated in the Coral Gables Walk MS. It was a beautiful …

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Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy

What is Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy? Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is an inherited disease that causes progressive sensorimotor and autonomic nerve disorder. Peripheral nerve degeneration (polyneuropathy) begins in small fibers, resulting in sensory symptoms of numbness, burning, and tingling — typically in the feet. This progresses to larger nerve fibers, which leads to muscle weakness and …

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