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Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: November 1st, 2016

By: Kiersten Lenas & Kara Watford Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic surgical procedure that is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor, and other movement disorders […]

FDA Grants Approval for the First Disease-Modifying Drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: October 27th, 2016

In the 1860’s, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) was first identified by Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, a French neurologist. It wasn’t until over a hundred years later, in 1986, that a […]

Revisiting Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

Published: October 20th, 2016

Pregnancy and Multiple Sclerosis have had a complicated history over the last century. Before 1950, doctors advised women with MS against pregnancy, as it was largely believed that it might […]

Michael J. Fox Advocates for the Future of Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox Advocates for the Future of Parkinson’s Disease

Published: October 3rd, 2016

Michael J. Fox is an actor famously known for playing Marty McFly in Back to the Future. In 1991, Fox was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of […]

Every Drop Adds Up: Ice Bucket Challenge Update

Every Drop Adds Up: Ice Bucket Challenge Update

Published: September 21st, 2016

  The summer of 2016 brought some exciting news to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) community and all those affected by the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Researchers from Project MinE, a […]

When Playing the Part is a Reality – Actor’s Character has CP, but so Does He.

Published: September 14th, 2016

Roy Frank “RJ” Mitte III is an American actor living with Cerebral Palsy. He is best known for his role as Walter “Flynn” White Jr. on the popular AMC show Breaking Bad. His character […]

Revisiting the disease behind “The Ice Bucket Challenge”

Published: September 7th, 2016

In 2014 it seemed that everyone in the mainstream media was competing in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise awareness for ALS. Maybe you participated, or witnessed celebrities dumping buckets […]

Dr. Karen Hegland spearheads summer grand rounds for medical SLPs

Published: April 20th, 2016

Dr. Hegland’s goal is to facilitate communication between researchers, clinicians, and students, with the hope of establishing new collaborations that will advance patient care and research. This summer, UAD director […]

Real-life APPlications for speech disorders

Published: November 30th, 2015

As we have continued to delve further into a century marked by progressive technology, devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops and the apps that come with them have become […]

Multiple Sclerosis: Effects of Vitamin D, Sun Exposure, and Latitude

Multiple Sclerosis: Effects of Vitamin D, Sun Exposure, and Latitude

Published: November 23rd, 2015

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system and is one of the most common causes of non-traumatic disability among young and middle-aged adults. […]