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Albany Medical Center to Host Parkinson's Disease Seminar

ALBANY, N.Y., January 16, 2007--The Albany Medical Center will host a free seminar on Parkinson's disease at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 31 in the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road. Experts from Albany Med's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center will discuss current research and new treatments for the disease that currently affects more than one million Americans.

Presenting will be Eric Molho, M.D., director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center and associate professor of neurology; Donald Higgins, M.D., neurologist and associate professor; and Anne Barba, Ph.D., neurophsychologist and assistant professor.

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes stiffness, tremors and imbalance. There is no cure for the disease, but symptoms can typically be managed through medication and treatment.

To register for the seminar, call 1-877-262-7797. For more information about Albany Med's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, visit www.amc.edu.

The Albany Medical Center consists of one of the state's largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the Albany Medical College.

Additional information can be found at www.amc.edu.

 
*Questions & Comments:

Jean DerGurahian
Extension: (518) 262 - 3421
  dergurj@mail.amc.edu



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