Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

Study Outlines Risk Factors for Frequent Falls in Parkinson’s Patients

By Jose Marques Lopes, PhD Motor fluctuations, treatment with antidepressants, disease severity, and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are among the risk factors that contribute to frequent falls in patients with Parkinson’s, a large-scale study reports. According to researchers, identifying predictors that put Parkinson’s patients at the greatest risk for falls can aid in early intervention to prevent these…

How to Prevent Parkinson’s – Eat fish?

Published Tuesday 24 April 2018 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Jasmin Collier According to the latest research, a chemical commonly found in fish might prevent Parkinson’s disease. The team also unearth a unique mechanism that could help design better drugs to attack neurodegenerative diseases. A fish-heavy diet may help to prevent neurodegenerative conditions in later life.…

What happens during a stroke

New program improves care for stroke patients

Technology turns ambulances into ERs, reduces door to needle time By Erin Weeks eweeks@independenttribune.com 704-789-9131 Ambulances in Cabarrus County will soon have the technology to connect stroke patients with neurologists while on their way to the hospital, cutting out a time-consuming step in the emergency room and effectively improving patient care. County commissioners approved the…