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Banner Health Experts Discuss Treating Tremors


SUN CITY (Oct. 21, 2013) –Banner Sun Health Research Institute presents a free Parkinson’s Symposium to the community from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 hosted at Banner Boswell Medical Center, Memorial Hall, 13180 N. 103rd Drive in Sun City.  

Experts from the non-profit hospital and world-renowned research institute will talk about the latest advances in Parkinson’s disease, surgical and non-surgical treatment options, and cognitive and emotional changes associated with Parkinson’s.  Patients with any stage of the disease and their loved ones or caregivers are encouraged to attend.

The event includes the following lectures as well as roundtable Q & A discussions:
• “Diagnosis of Tremor & Research Update” with Dr. Holy Shill
• “Medical Management of Tremor” with Dr. Charles Adler
• “Who is a Surgical Candidate?” and “Neurosurgical Treatment of Tremor” with Dr. Mehta & Dr. Pootrakul
• “The role of Physical & Occupational therapy in the treatment of tremor” with Dr. Warren Lake

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

Reservations for the free symposium can be made online at or during normal business hours by phone at (602) 230-2273. A complimentary lunch will be served.

For 25 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 disease, Parkinson’s disease. 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



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