Dear Friend of the IETF,
We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and look forward to another great year together in 2012. Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and supporters. You have taken our mission into your hearts and have helped the Foundation have a fantastic year. We will continue to bring you compelling personal stories, accurate research information and educational opportunities in the New Year and for many years to come. Happy holidays!
IETF Funded Study Finds Potential Cause of ET
Researchers from the CHUQ research center and Université-Laval have published promising findings about a potential cause of essential tremor (ET). The team's findings were published in a recent edition of the scientific journal Brain. The research team noticed a decrease in the concentration of GABA receptors in the cerebellum of patients suffering from ET. Read more.
This research was made possible by a grant from the IETF. Help the IETF continue funding groundbreaking research. Please consider making a donation.
Running for Love … and Money
Five years ago Sean Clay’s wife, Naomi, was diagnosed with ET. Watching her struggle with tremor, the stereotypes and the lack of public understanding made him realize just how strong she is and that there is a huge need for awareness of this life-altering condition. Sean explained, “She motivates me to be better each day.” And that motivation has led to a complete life change for Sean.
Two years ago, Sean was overweight and a smoker. He knew he needed to do something different about his lifestyle and Naomi stood with him all the way. Sean decided to begin training for his first marathon to both raise funds for the International Essential Tremor Foundation and bring attention to this little-understood condition. Sean wants his fundraiser to aid in increasing awareness around the world and the search for a cure!
Help Sean honor his wife and those affected by essential tremor by supporting his efforts and making a pledge on Crowdrise, or follow his progress during training on his blog.
Movement Disorder Specialist Selected For
Patients' Choice Award 2011
Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz, a Movement Disorder Specialist from Tampa, FL, has been ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on high marks given on patient reviews. Patients share feedback about their experiences, rating various components of the care they receive; accuracy of diagnosis, amount of time spent with the doctor, the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care.
Congratulations to Dr. Zesiewicz for her fine work in the Tampa area. You can find Dr. Zesiewicz and other top Movement Disorder Specialists on our online physician listings. Or, for more information on the Patients' Choice Award winners, visit PatientsChoice.org.
Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson’s Disease
Although essential tremor is eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease and affects an estimated ten million Americans, it is often misdiagnosed. Ever wonder what the real differences between these two movement disorders are? Download our flyer and learn more.
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