Zapping to Fix Your Tremor
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 861 , Segment 2
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- Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm
- 16:58 mins
Guest: Howard Eisenberg, MD, Professor, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Neurosurgeon, University of Maryland Medical Center Millions of Americans suffer from a condition called “essential tremors” – which is benign, but really disruptive. The involuntary shaking can make it hard to drink from a glass, write or hold objects. The latest treatment approved by the FDA for essential tremors involves zapping part of the patient’s brain with concentrated sound waves.