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Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis in the Young

September 17, 2008

Expert
Dr. Matt Brodsky, M.D.
Dr. Brodsky obtained his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine where he also did his Neurology Residency and Fellowship in Movement Disorders. He joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 2002 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Neurology. He also serves as the Associate Director of Clinical Care at the Portland VAMC Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Care Center. Dr. Brodsky’s research interests include new therapeutics for dystonia, neuroprotective and neurorestorative strategies for Parkinson's disease and new applications of existing treatments for Parkinson's disease. He is an expert clinician for all movement disorders with a special interest in Dystonia.

Ted Cahalane
Parkinson's patient

Parkinson’s disease is often at the forefront of health news and breakthroughs in medical research. So what have we learned about this neurodegenerative disorder? We know Parkinson’s disease can take an emotional toll on families, and symptoms can be devastating, especially for those who once led active lives. But, what if these symptoms could be managed? Can exercise help Parkinson's patients? Dr. Fay Horak, Director of the Balance Disorders Laboratory at OHSU's Parkinson Center of Oregon, joins this webcast to focus on the benefits of exercise for Parkinson’s patients. If you or someone you know suffers with Parkinson's, join us, as we understand what exercise is doing for patients with this neurological condition.