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Top doctor covers treatment options for new Parkinson’s patients

 

SUN CITY, Ariz. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Dr. Holly Shill, neurologist and movement disorders specialist at Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research, will discuss the signs and symptoms and latest treatment options available to patients newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The lecture will take place Friday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Morin Auditorium at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Ariz., 85351.

To register please call (623) 832-6587. Seating is limited.

“Parkinson's disease is a complex disorder that involves a proper diagnosis, medical management and support,” said Dr. Shill. “I am excited to share news about new medications, therapy and devices in the pipeline that will help us achieve the goal of achieving good outcomes.”

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that interferes with speech and motor abilities, making it difficult for those with the disease to function normally. It is a degenerative disease, which means its symptoms, such as tremors, impaired coordination and diminished speech get worse over time. There is no cure for the more than 1.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease.

The Parkinson’s Care Team also will be on hand to assist patients and their families through the maze of getting them connected with all the programs and services available for people with Parkinson’s disease.

About Banner Sun Health Research Institute
For 26 years, Banner Sun Health Research Institute, part of nonprofit Banner Health, has been a leader nationally and internationally in the effort to find answers to disorders of aging including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The institute, together with its Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium partners, has been designated by the National Institutes of Health as one of just 29 Alzheimer’s Disease Centers in the nation. The institute’s Cleo Roberts Center for Clinical Research takes laboratory discoveries to clinical trials that foster hope for new treatments. Banner Health is Arizona’s leading health care provider and second largest private employer. For more information, visit www.bannershri.com.

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