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May 3, 2021 · Leave a Comment

The beat goes on, thanks to deep brain stimulation

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When drummer Patrick Bautz is performing, he’s in the zone.  He says he doesn’t even think about what he’s doing, it’s just natural. It’s what he calls “the nothingness of drumming.” But not that long-ago, Pat started getting distracted. Physical symptoms were turning that nothingness into something. And it was something that worried him enough […]

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Tags: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dr. Ryan Uitti, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease, Pat Bautz, Three Dog Night


October 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Outdoors Enthusiast Uses Exercise to Curb Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

  Mountain biker, hiker and skier Robert Berlin, M.D., was just 53 when he began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Today, thanks to health care tailored to his lifestyle, he remains active and optimistic.

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Tags: Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Parkinson's Disease


December 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

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

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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


March 8, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Seeing the Light Helps Parkinsonism Patient Walk

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@stacytheobald)

It began with a headache in 2007. That was followed by weakness on his left side, a slight slurring of his speech and tremors. Doctors thought Wayne Puckett, then 42 and a father of five, had suffered a stroke. But over the next two years, the headaches persisted. Complicated migraine was the new diagnosis. But […]

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Tags: 2983, 5292, 5334, Parkinson's Disease, Parkinsonism, stroke, Wayne Puckett


February 10, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Head and shoulders above the rest

By CSMMayo 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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