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October 25th, 2016

Deep-brain Stimulation Helps A Pilot Return to Flight

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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 […]

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Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Robert Wharen, Dr. Ryan Uitti, Essential Tremor, Florida Campus, Movement Disorders, Neurosurgery


August 5th, 2015

Turning off the Tremors — Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Patient Enjoy Little Things Again

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

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 […]

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Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Kendall Lee, Essential Tremor, Neurosurgery


December 28th, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation Gets Police Detective Back on the Job

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

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.

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Tags: 1757, 3872, 5292, 5297, 5335, cluster headaches, David Black M.D., Deep Brain Stimulation, Jeffery Hughes, Mayo Clinic


December 23rd, 2012

Repaying a gift: Scholarship recipient says thanks in a special way

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

What goes around … Joe Lueken got control of his tremors thanks to a new technique and a student he had helped with a scholarship.

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Tags: 2983, 3872, Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Jeremy Fogelson, Joe Lueken, Mayo Clinic, Parkinson's Disease, tremors


February 15th, 2011

Jesse Jensen’s Deep Brain Stimulation Story

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

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 […]

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Tags: 2313, 3872, 5294, 5335, dbs, Deep Brain Stimulation, Jesse Jensen, Mayo Clinic, Tourette Syndrome


March 19th, 2010

Deep Brain Stimulation on ABC World News

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

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 […]

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Tags: ABC, dbs, Deep Brain Stimulation, essential tremors, Kendall Lee, Neurosurgery, tremors, World News Tonight


February 10th, 2010

Head and shoulders above the rest

By CSMMayo csmmayo

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 […]

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Tags: 2983, 3872, 5292, 5334, Deep Brain Stimulation, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Patient Story


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