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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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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that April is Parkinson’s disease (PD) Awareness Month? Every April, doctors, patients, families, hospitals, and foundations raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease. Test your knowledge of Parkinson’s disease during Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Do you think you know a lot about Parkinson’s? Take the PD quiz to see how much you know! There are …

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Larger Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Drug Donanemab Starting Soon

Eli Lilly’s clinical trial of the experimental drug donanemab appears to have successfully slowed cognitive decline in patients with the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. The TRAILBLAZER-ALZ clinical trial was a relatively small, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multi-center Phase 2 study measuring the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of donanemab in patients with early symptomatic Alzheimer’s. Clinical Trial Results …

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Facebook Live Series

Do you suffer from post-COVID-19 syndrome, also referred to as COVID-19 Long-Haulers? Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, trouble sleeping, and brain fog, or difficulty thinking clearly. Thousands of Americans who had a mild case of COVID-19 are battling a wide range of health problems. Evidence shows that at least one-third of …

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First Choice Neurology Introduces Neuro2Go

First Choice Neurology, the nation’s largest single-specialty private neurology provider, announces the launch of Neuro2Go, an on-demand, face-to-face chat service which offers health consumers everywhere the opportunity to discuss a neurologic concern with a board-certified adult or pediatric neurologist. How is Neuro2Go different from a telehealth appointment? Neuro2Go differs from a traditional office or telehealth …

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COVID-19 Long-Haulers Phenomenon

Thousands of Americans who had a mild case of COVID-19 are battling a wide range of health problems. They are referred to as COVID-19 Long-Haulers. The phenomenon is also called long COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 syndrome. Evidence shows that at least one-third of people who have COVID-19 experience neurological complications. In an article written by Dr. …

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Upgrading Your Face Mask Can Make a Difference

The type of face mask you wear can make a big difference, according to a new study published by the CDC earlier this week. Wearing a double face mask or fitting a single mask more closely on your face could dramatically reduce both the spread of COVID-19 the study found. The CDC’s new recommendations advise …

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Emerging COVID-19 Variants

Multiple COVID-19 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, but scientists are primarily concerned with three variants. Evidence suggests that these new variants spread more quickly than others within the United States. There’s one from the UK (B.1.1.7), which is more contagious and already circulating in the United States. …

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South Florida Hospitals Begin to Vaccinate the Senior Community

Several of South Florida’s hospitals began to vaccinate the senior community today including Broward Health, Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Jackson Health, and Holy Cross Health. Mount Sinai, Baptist Health, and the University of Miami Health System are making plans to roll out the vaccine. Because it will take a while to make and distribute enough …

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Is it Safe to Get Together for Thanksgiving during COVID-19?

As COVID-19 cases begin to surge again across the country, it is all but certain to get a lot worse. So, is it safe to get together for Thanksgiving during COVID-19 with your family? Let’s see what the experts have to say. Can we safely have a Thanksgiving family gathering? Unfortunately, there are no risk-free …

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