October 25th, 2016
As a commercial airline pilot, Tyrone Nanton spends his days in a standard blue-and-white uniform. But in his off-hours, Tyrone’s creativity emerges in two favorite hobbies: creating colorful, elaborate costumes for carnival in his native Antigua, and painting. From 2006 to 2015, though, a tremor that got progressively worse made his hands shake so much […]
August 5th, 2015
Mary Daugherty just wanted to sit still. For nearly four decades, the 73-year-old experienced tremors in her hands, arms and head. In 2014, she decided to do something about it. Mary’s journey began when she was in her mid-30s and started to notice a slight trembling in her upper extremities. “I thought I just got […]
December 28th, 2012
Jeffrey Hughes is one of the first patients in the U.S. to undergo deep brain stimulation for his chronic headaches — and he is happy he had the courage to make that choice.
December 23rd, 2012
What goes around … Joe Lueken got control of his tremors thanks to a new technique and a student he had helped with a scholarship.
February 15th, 2011
When he was just five years old, Jesse Jensen of Missoula, Mont. began having tics, or involuntary movements, and was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome . The tics were so violent they caused him intense neck pain and kept him out of regular school for 10 years. Last spring, Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Kendall Lee, M.D., and […]
March 19th, 2010
ABC World News Tonight ran a story yesterday about Roger Frisch, a solo violinist and associate concertmaster for the Minnesota Orchestra, and how he came to Mayo Clinic and Dr. Kendall Lee for relief of a career-threatening tremor. Watch the story. For background, Dr. Lee discusses how and why surgery is done in these cases […]
February 10th, 2010
My 80-year old mother saw Dr. William Tatum in Neurology last week. She suffered a fall at home, resulting in several broken bones and a brain injury. From the minute he walked in the door, Dr. Tatum was positive, upbeat and professional. He spent time understanding her history and making prioritized recommendations for her care […]