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How Parkinson’s Can Increase Risk of Hospitalization From COVID-19

Add Parkinson’s disease to the list of health conditions that increase a person’s risk of hospitalization after contracting COVID-19, according [...]

Movement Disorders Center locations now open in Stamford and Torrington

As the expansion of the Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center continues, the team welcomes two  movement disorders doctors who [...]

Researchers: Inhibiting Gene in Test Mice Can Eliminate Parkinson’s Tremors

When University of California-San Diego (UCSD) scientists transformed brain cells into functioning neurons that restored dopamine, eliminating Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms in test mice, humans watched with anticipation. The research, “Reversing a model of Parkinson’s disease with in situ converted nigral neurons,” was published this summer in the journal Nature. [...]

How to Make it Through The Toughest Days of COVID-19

By Amanda Brill Licensed Clinical Social Worker Hartford HealthCare Chase Family Movement Disorders Center It’s entirely reasonable during a pandemic to feel more stressed, anxious, lonely and depressed than usual. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people seemed to be doing OK. Researchers wanted to know what they were or were [...]

Parkinson’s Support Group Moves Into Your Living Room, Virtually

As the COVID-19 pandemic caused most people to self-isolate in their homes, it became important to healthcare providers to reach their patients in new and creative ways. Dr. Su Kanchana, a board-certified movement disorders neurologist who joined the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Vernon in late winter, had just [...]

Chase Family Movement Disorders Center to Open 2 More Sites

Two new offices of Chase Family Movement Disorders Center will open shortly, helping Hartford HealthCare bring services closer to your home. Planned for an August opening, the new Fairfield County office will be temporarily located at 623 Newfield Ave., Stamford. There, Dr. Leon Meytin, a movement disorders neurologist, will see patients. [...]