Timeline – Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic

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2017

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A look at the esteemed career of Dr. Joseph Jankovic April 5, 2017
Forty years after joining Baylor College of Medicine, the work of Dr. Joseph Jankovic isn't slowing. As founder and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic, his work…
Positive Phase 1 Parkinson's Trial Results of New Therapy Reported by Prothena April 4, 2017
Read about Prothena's positive results from a Phase 1b clinical trial investigating a new antibody therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Prothena pushes Roche-partnered Parkinson's drug into phase 2 after initial trial success April 3, 2017
Protein immunotherapy specialist Prothena is celebrating some positive early-stage data from a Roche-partnered program that aims to find a disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Jankovic received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Neurological Society March 23, 2017
Watch Dr. Jankovic's acceptance of this award.
Texas Tourette Symposium — What Makes Them Tic? Jan. 18, 2017
Jimenez-Shahed and Strutt co-direct an educational program that reviews the latest diagnostic and treatment options for Tourette syndrome (TS) and associated co-morbidities, updates research into TS genetics and pathophysiology, and provides information about helping individuals with TS and their families navigate the educational system.

2016

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Directional deep brain stimulation for movement disorders now being used Oct. 7, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine doctors are now using a recently FDA-approved, directional deep brain stimulation system with current steering capabilities to treat movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.
The 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia & Spasticity Practicum and Update Sept. 14, 2016
Jankovic and Jimenez-Shahed are invited faculty to the interactive CME activity.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease July 15, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.
New gene linked to Parkinson's disease June 17, 2016
Researchers recently added to the list of Parkinson's-associated genes when they identified mutations on TMEM230 linked to the disease. Discovery of this gene provides a new potential therapeutic target for PD treatment.
Baylor recognizes excellence among clinicians June 16, 2016
Jimenez-Shahed and Kass were among a group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members recognized for excellence in patient care at the Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards ceremony.
Are we getting closer to a cure for Parkinson's? June 7, 2016
Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University recently discovered a gene that is not only linked to the disease but may explain how it causes the brain to go haywire.
Gene TMEM230 suggests novel mechanism for Parkinson's disease June 6, 2016
The discovery of a new gene, TMEM230, illuminates a possible mechanism to explain Parkinson's disease.
Woman battling Parkinson's disease to try out for 'American Ninja Warrior' May 29, 2016
Jimenez-Shahed interviewed by Click2Houston about the benefits of exercise in Parkinson's disease.
Exercise may slow symptoms of Parkinson's disease April 21, 2016
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine say that for some, regular exercise could slow the progression of Parkinson's disease.
Houston Neurological Society sponsors a deep brain stimulation talk March 3, 2016
Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed invited to speak about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease March 3, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease Jan. 21, 2016
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a well-established treatment option for movement disorders when symptoms no longer respond well enough to medications.

2015

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Health Watch segment focusing on the cause of Robin Williams' death Nov. 5, 2015
Jimenez-Shahed interviewed by Fox 26 News about Robin Williams and Lewy Body Dementia.
Tourette Association of America designates the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic as a Center of Excellence Oct. 13, 2015
Baylor is among 10 premier healthcare facilities, research centers and academic institutions located across the U.S. to be awarded up to $50,000 per year for three years in an effort to improve or build high-level care for individuals living with Tourette and tic disorders.
Jimenez-Shahed will lead informational session about deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease Oct. 8, 2015
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease (PD) is a well-established treatment option when complications of PD treatment become problematic.
Newly Diagnosed Education Program for Parkinson's disease Oct. 8, 2015
Houston Area Parkinson Society offers a quarterly educational program developed specifically for those who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Celebrating 25 Years in Aspen - Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders Course Sept. 16, 2015
The Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner held annually in Aspen, Colorado has just celebrated its 25th anniversary!
Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders: A Practical Approach Aug. 28, 2015
BCM Neurology faculty invited to speak at the Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders: A Practical Approach course, sponsored by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, on Oct. 17.
Jankovic to lead neurotoxin association May 29, 2015
Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, was elected president of the International Neurotoxin Association…
25th Annual Course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner May 26, 2015
The Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner is a CME-accredited course directed primarily to neurologists in practice and in training and other health care professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
25th Annual Course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner May 26, 2015
Course and registration information for the 25th annual course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
Author of "Healing Art - Don't Let Parkinson's Disease Ruin Your Day" visits the new Neurology Clinic May 13, 2015
Robert Flatt, a world renown photographer who donated some of his extraordinary photographs to the Department of Neurology Clinic…
Book Release – Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 6th Edition April 24, 2015
Trusted as the leading text in the field, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 6th Edition, brings you fully up to date with new developments in this rapidly-changing subspecialty.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Childhood, 2nd Edition April 10, 2015
Movement Disorders in Childhood, Second Edition provides the most up-to-date information diseases and disorders affecting motor control, an important area of specialization within child neurology.

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Book Release – Movement Disorders, an Issue of Neurologic Clinics (The Clinics: Radiology) Dec. 25, 2014
The daily life impact of movement disorders on people affected ranges from the inconvenient to major quality of life issues, depending upon the disorder and its progression.
Auspex announces positive topline results from registration trial of SD-809 for chorea associated with Huntington's disease Dec. 16, 2014
Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing innovative medicines for people with movement disorders and other rare diseases, today announced positive topline efficacy and safety results from its Phase 3 registration trial evaluating SD-809 for the treatment of chorea associated with Huntington's disease (HD), called First-HD.
2014 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2014
November 19, 2014, has been designated as National Philanthropy Day. I would like to celebrate this special day by thanking you for your generous support of our Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC).
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M designated as Center of Excellence by national Tourette Syndrome Association Sept. 30, 2014
Baylor, Texas A&M jointly named one of Tourette Syndrome Association Centers of Excellence to improve care for people living with the disorder.
Psyadon announces the opening of a new clinical trial of ecopipam for the treatment of Tourette's syndrome in children ages 7-17 May 28, 2014
Psyadon Pharmaceuticals announces the opening of a Phase 2b trial of its selective dopamine D1 receptor antagonist ecopipam for the treatment of child…
Jankovic awarded Master Clinician Lifetime Achievement May 13, 2014
The award recognizes full professors at the College who have made extraordinary contributions to patient care and clinical programs throughout their careers at BCM.
Symposium - Innovations in Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present and Future April 18, 2014
Houston Area Parkinson Society invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Educational Symposium, Innovations in Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present and Future, and to join us in celebrating HAPS' 40 years of service to the Parkinson's community.
Astronaut's space secret revealed on big screen April 15, 2014
An accomplished astronaut flew three shuttle missions and logged more than 12 hours of spacewalk. Yet for 17 years, Rich Clifford, a handful of NASA officials and a Houston doctor were guarding a secret that made his triumphs all the more impressive.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Neurologic and Systemic Disease April 7, 2014
Movement disorders - ranging from parkinsonism to a variety of hyperkinetic disorders, such as tremors, dystonic, chorea and myoclonus - can be the presenting or a prominent clinical feature in a broad spectrum of systemic conditions such as endocrine and metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, infections, intoxications, tumors and pareneoplastic syndromes, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
The Astronaut's Secret April 7, 2014
This film, based on an inspiring story of astronaut Rich Clifford, has already received accolades at screenings during the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal and recently at the Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease, Keystone, Colorado.
Can sense of smell determine if you'll get Parkinson's disease? Dec. 24, 2013
A study is underway to help determine if your sense of smell could determine your risk for developing Parkinson's disease years before you may even be affected by it.
2013 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2013
Each year I look forward to preparing this brief report of our clinical, research and educational activities because it gives me an opportunity to highlight some of the accomplishments of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine during the past year and to express my gratitude to my patients, friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Stop and smell the roses: Could smell loss be a risk factor for Parkinson's? Aug. 30, 2013
Interested in how smell loss is connected to your brain? Take a look at the infographic below, from the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Book Release – Clinical Insights: Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis, Motor Symptoms and Non-motor Features Aug. 27, 2013
With the increased recognition of the prodromal, premotor, and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease (PD), as well as the expanding knowledge concerning the clinical heterogeneity of PD, an overlap with other parkinsonian disorders and growing appreciation of genetic etiologies, there is a need to re-define PD, taking into account clinical, syndromic, etiologic and pathogenic aspects of parkinsonism.
BCM Parkinson's disease study seeks to discover new biomarkers; needs participants without the illness June 10, 2013
The Texas-based Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will be helping researchers to understand the risk factors and causes of Parkinson's disease by participating in the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative's (PPMI) study.
Parkinson's disease study focuses on risk factors June 7, 2013
The Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine will participate in a new study to help researchers better understand potential risk factors for Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's Awareness: The healing power of art April 26, 2013
Flatt's goal was to create an interesting and natural setting for patients. Flatt can attest to the importance of a relaxed and approachable when it comes to doctor's offices.
Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston Nov. 29, 2012
Dr. Jankovic says President Bush has a milder form of Parkinson's, but it can still cause muscle stiffness in the chest that can make it harder to overcome respiratory illnesses.
2012 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2012
It is my pleasure to briefly summarize the activities of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) over the past year. When I founded the PDCMDC over 35 years ago I could only dream about the international acclaim that it now receives for its accomplishments in clinical care, research and education.
UCB's Neupro now available in U.S. pharmacies July 16, 2012
UCB announced today that Neupro (Rotigotine Transdermal System) is now available in U.S. pharmacies. Neupro was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in April to treat the signs and symptoms of early and advanced stage idiopathic Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome.
Rice professor doesn't limit bird photo artistry to owls May 12, 2012
An engineer retired from Cameron International and an adjunct professor of business at Rice University, his illness uncovered his "latent talent" in photography. [...] this lifelong lover of birds and the outdoors (he's also been chairman of the Houston Sierra Club), has produced work that hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts, at Baylor College of Medicine…
Jankovic's work to be featured at neurology meeting April 20, 2012
Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine, will have a busy week ahead at the American Academy of Neurology 64th Annual Meeting.
Book Release – Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition. Volume 1 - Principals of Diagnosis and Management April 12, 2012
Neurology in Clinical Practice brings you the most current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments.
Book Release – Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th Edition. Volume 2 - Neurological Disorders April 12, 2012
Neurology in Clinical Practice brings you the most current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments.
Book Release – Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment March 7, 2012
Hyperkinetic movement disorders comprise a range of diseases characterized by unwanted and uncontrollable, or poorly controllable, involuntary movements. The phenomenology of these disorders is quite variable encompassing chorea, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, tics, other dyskinesias, jerks and shakes.
Book Release – Neurological Clinical Examination: A Concise Guide, 3rd Edition Feb. 24, 2012
Neurological clinical examination: A concise guide and extensive video library provide a practical guide to the clinical neurological examination, an essential tool in the diagnosis of common and unusual neurological conditions encountered in the outpatient clinic and hospital ward.
Book Release – Psychogenic Movement Disorders and Other Conversion Disorders Jan. 16, 2012
This volume gives all of the available, up-to-date information on when to think about conversion in movement disorders, how to make a diagnosis, how to use the laboratory to support a clinical diagnosis and how to develop a therapeutic plan.
Support Group for Patients with Huntington's Disease and Their Caregivers 2011 Schedule
 
Okla. Couple come to Texas to help fight Parkinson's Oct. 10, 2011
An Oklahoma couple drive to Houston every few months to be a part of a landmark study on Parkinson's disease.
2011 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2011
The primary goal of this annual report is to provide a brief overview of the various activities at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC). Consistent with our mission, the PDCMDC has continued to be engaged in a large number of clinical, research, educational and other academic activities.
Book Release – Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders: Expert Consult, 2nd Edition Aug. 25, 2011
Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders provides the complete, expert guidance you need to diagnose and manage these challenging conditions.
Parkinson's disease as a punch line: Michael J. Fox on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' May 19, 2011
Michael J. Fox will play himself in this season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' while he plays off his symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
A secret in space: NASA astronaut flew on Atlantis two years after Parkinson's diagnosis April 29, 2011
It's been 15 years since former astronaut Rich Clifford boarded the shuttle Atlantis with a secret — a secret he's now willing to share. Two years before his mission, Clifford was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
BCM enrolling patients for Parkinson's study evaluating CERE-120 April 25, 2011
New study now enrolling with goal of restoring brain function to Parkinson's disease patients.
Man says Parkinson's drug made him addicted to gambling and gay sex Feb. 2, 2011
A 51-year-old man is suing the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, claiming Requip, the drug he took to treat his Parkinson's symptoms, turned him into a gambling and gay sex addict.
CME Course "Treatment of Parkinsonism and Hyperkinesias" (T.R.O.P.H.Y.) Jan. 29, 2011
This live educational activity will cover not only treatment but also the phenomenology, pathophysiology, etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of hyperkinetic movement disorders.
Book Release – Movement Disorders in Childhood: Expert Consult Dec. 15, 2010
Experts in the field, Drs. Singer, Mink, Gilbert, and Jankovic, fill the gap in the market by offering the only comprehensive text devoted solely to the diagnoses and treatment of all pediatric movement disorders.
Hunter will be honored "Taking Wing" Dec. 13, 2010
Christine Hunter, R.N., C.C.R.C. will be honored at the Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas 2011 Gala, celebrating 25 years of helping Texas with Tourette syndrome soar.
Michael J. Fox: Volunteers help make Parkinson's research possible Dec. 12, 2010
I'm an advocate for Parkinson's disease research, in part because I have been living with the disease for close to 20 years - but also because the foundation I started in 2000 is convinced that we're closer than ever to developing Parkinson's treatments that far exceed what's available to patients today.
Botulinum Toxin Workshop Dec. 11, 2010
BCM Neurology faculty help organized the 4th annual Johns Hopkins Dystonia and Spasticity Practicum at the Marriott West Loop, Houston.
PDCMDC hosted visit of National Parkinson Foundation leaders and other dignitaries Dec. 2, 2010
The Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic hosted a visit by world leaders in Parkinson's disease research and other dignitaries as part of the annual meeting of the National Parkinson Foundation…
Parkinson disease study now enrolling Nov. 2, 2010
Enrollment open for study into gene therapy for Parkinson's disease.
Hunter honored at 2010 Huntington's Disease Society of America Dinner Gala Oct. 26, 2010
The 2010 Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Dinner Gala was held at the Houston Country Club, honoring our own Christine Hunter…
Houston's 9th Annual Run to Cure Huntington's Disease and Team Hope Walk for HD Oct. 16, 2010
 
2010 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2010
Each year I try to provide a brief overview of the various activities at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC). Since my last annual report, the PDCMDC has been engaged in a large number of clinical, research, educational and other academic activities consistent with our missions.
Baylor joins Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative as official site Sept. 28, 2010
Enrollment open for Parkinson's disease program at BCM.
Potential role for histamine identified in Tourette's syndrome May 6, 2010
Researchers have uncovered a genetic defect in the histidine decarboxylase gene that may underlie Tourette's syndrome in a 2-generation pedigree.
Can Botox stop the hands from shaking? April 22, 2010
Injections of Botox may help relieve essential tremor.
Jankovic named 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award recipient April 6, 2010
Dr. Jankovic receives the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award from the Baylor College of Medicine Alumni Association.
Houston Area Huntington's Disease Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Katy Essential Tremor Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Loving Care Givers' Support Group 2009 Schedule
 
Jankovic gives invited "Great Teacher" lecture at NIH Dec. 9, 2009
Dr. Jankovic was selected by the National Institutes of Health as the "Great Teacher" and presented a special NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds on "Treatment of Parkinson's Disease".
HD Run/Walk Oct. 10, 2009
 
2009 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2009
I am pleased to highlight some of the accomplishments we have achieved at the PDCMDC during the past year and progress we have made since my last report.
Jankovic profiled in the Lancet Neurology journal Sept. 15, 2009
Joseph Jankovic is a man of many passions, the chief of which is a keen interest in movement disorders. Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years…
Ondo promoted to full professor July 22, 2009
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Dr. William G. Ondo to full professor (with tenure) in the Department of Neurology.
Taking on Tourette's: Families reveal their personal struggles May 22, 2009
Four teenagers who suffer from Tourette syndrome, a lifelong neurobiological disorder characterized by involuntary vocal and motor symptoms called tics, share their struggles with Tourette syndrome in video diaries with "20/20." The National Institutes of Health estimates that one in 1,000 American:hellip;
Book Release – Botulinum Toxin: Therapeutic Clinical Practice and Science, Expert Consult Feb. 23, 2009
The new, therapeutically-focused Botulinum Toxin presents comprehensive, cross-disciplinary guidance on current practices, covering more than 100 non-cosmetic conditions that occur in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, orthopedics, and surgery.
First drug for Huntington's disease Dec. 23, 2008
The first effective treatment for the symptoms of Huntington's disease has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug won approval after a study by Baylor College of Medicine and the Huntington Study Group, an international group of physician scientists, showed the drug's effectiveness.
Doctor spent decades getting tetrabenazine to market Oct. 28, 2008
Baylor College of Medicine neurologist Joseph Jankovic took more than two decades to interest a U.S. company in bringing the Huntington's disease drug to market, a goal finally achieved.
Jankovic recognized for Huntington's disease research Oct. 20, 2008
Joseph Jankovic, M.D., professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorder Clinic, has been awarded the Guthrie Family Humanitarian Award from the Huntington's Disease Society of America for his leadership in research and patient care related to the disease.
2008 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2008
Each year I try to provide a snapshot of the various activities at the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. According to the 2008 U.S. News World Report, BCM remains among the top 10 medical schools in the nation…
First drug to treat Huntington's disease approved by FDA Aug. 26, 2008
The first effective treatment for the symptoms of Huntington's disease has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after study results by the Huntington Study Group and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston showed the drug's effectiveness.
FDA approves first drug for treatment of chorea in Huntington's disease Aug. 15, 2008
Research conducted by Dr. Jankovic was instrumental in getting tetrabenazine FDA-approved for the treatment of chorea in people with Huntington's disease.
Jankovic named distinguished chair in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine Jan. 23, 2008
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joseph Jankovic as distinguished chair in movement disorders.
PDCMDC 30th anniversary celebration Nov. 8, 2007
 
2007 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Oct. 1, 2007
This is the season when I annually reflect on our achievements during the past year and the challenges we are facing in the future. I am pleased to highlight some of the accomplishments and progress we have made over the past year.
Skin patch spells relief for Parkinson's patients Sept. 15, 2007
A new skin-based method—a patch—to administer medicine to Parkinson's disease patients could deliver big benefits.
Parkinson's study investigates benefits of creatine Aug. 15, 2007
Baylor College of Medicine is one of 52 sites across the United States and Canada testing the ability of the investigational drug creatine to slow the clinical decline associated with Parkinson's disease.
HD Symposium July 15, 2007
 
Parkinson's skin patch 'a big plus' July 5, 2007
James Papadakis was two years into his battle with Parkinson's disease and his symptoms had taken a turn for the worse when his Baylor College of Medicine doctor suggested an experimental new skin patch back in 2002.
Jankovic recognized for movement disorders research March 15, 2007
Joseph Jankovic, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the American Academy of Neurology Movement Disorders Research Award.
2006 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2006
This Thanksgiving season I again wish to share with you my pride of the accomplishments of our team and to update you on the clinical, research and educational activities of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.
Book Release – Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, 5th Edition Sept. 29, 2006
Written by an international group of renowned experts, the Fifth Edition of this premier reference provides comprehensive, current information on the genetics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and behavioral and psychologic concomitants of all common and uncommon movement disorders.
Parkinson's patients stomach new drug better than conventional meds June 12, 2006
Several studies conducted at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston show that a new kind of orally disintegrating tablets provides improved symptom relief for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Hurricane damage poses no 'hazard' to record-breaking golf benefit April 15, 2006
 
Understanding the brain and movement April 15, 2006
 
First Colony man overcomes Tourette's Syndrome March 12, 2006
First Colony resident Sean A. Wolfson was often asked to sit in the back of a school classroom because of Tourette's Syndrome.
Hurricane Rita poses no threat to Parkinson's golf tournament's record-breaking success Jan. 15, 2006
Undaunted by Hurricane Rita, former Beaumont Mayor Maury Meyers and fellow organizers rescheduled the Dr. Sol and Miriam Rogers Golf Tournament and succeeded in raising $62,000 for Parkinson's disease research…
Physical activity keeps Parkinson's at bay Jan. 10, 2006
"There's no doubt that people who have a positive attitude and exercise generally cope with the disease much better than those who don't," said Dr. Joseph Jankovic, professor of neurology and director of the Parkinson's center at Baylor College of Medicine.
2005 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2005
Each year I look forward to the Thanksgiving season as this offers an opportunity to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support and to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine.
Houston's 4th Annual Huntington's Disease Society of America 5K Run/Walk Sept. 10, 2005
Members of the Baylor HDSA Center of Excellence participated in Houston's 4th Annual Huntington's Disease Society of America 5K run/walk…
Book Release – Dystonia. World Federation of Neurology Seminars in Clinical Neurology, Volume 3 April 1, 2005
This volume is the third in a series developed under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology to meet the needs of neurologists who must practice medicine without many of the advantages that are often taken for granted in the industrialized world.
Ailing, aged find inspiration in pope's endurance Feb. 26, 2005
For more than a quarter century, the world has looked on as the once vibrant and globe-trotting pope has aged, his speech slurring and step faltering with Parkinson's disease.
Breathing trouble could be tied to pneumonia Feb. 26, 2005
But in patients such as Pope John Paul II, who also suffers from Parkinson's disease, the problem could stem from something other than the flu.
Effectiveness of Parkinson's drug upheld Feb. 15, 2005
 
Genetic mutation sheds light on Parkinson's origins Jan. 28, 2005
Neurologists have isolated a gene mutation responsible for both familial and sporadic forms of Parkinson's disease.
Botox suppresses involuntary tics Jan. 15, 2005
 
Tourette Syndrome and Related Neurobehavioral Disorders (ADHD, OCD) Symposium Jan. 14, 2005
 
Botox may help people with movement disorders Jan. 11, 2005
The long-term effects of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) in patients with severe movement disorders confirm the safety of the toxin's use in controlled dosages, according to a recent study at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Toxic treatment could turn tide on Tourette's Dec. 17, 2004
The cosmetic cure-all Botox may have found another market: sufferers of Tourette's syndrome.
2004 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2004
As in the past, the Thanksgiving season has offered me an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Golf tournament to benefit Parkinson's research Sept. 23, 2004
A charity golf tournament tees off Oct. 18 at the Brentwood Country Club in Beaumont, benefiting research efforts at Baylor College of Medicine for a cure for Parkinson's disease.
Huntington's disease gala to spotlight research progress Sept. 16, 2004
The Huntington's Disease Society of America will host a dinner and gala Sept. 22, benefiting local research efforts for a cure for the degenerative disease.
BCM team investigates early signs, treatments of Huntington's June 15, 2004
 
BCM team investigates early signs, treatments of Huntington's June 7, 2004
Identifying the first indicators of Huntington's Disease could improve treatment options for the disorder, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
2003 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2003
Each year I look forward to preparing this brief report of our clinical, research and educational activities because it gives me an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine during the past year and to express my gratitude to my patients, friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Golf tournament to support Parkinson's disease research Sept. 23, 2003
Golf lovers can tee off for a good cause Oct. 20 at the Dr. Sol and Miriam Rogers Memorial Golf Tourney in Beaumont. All proceeds from the event will go to the Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Rare neurological disease brings couple closer together June 8, 2003
In August 2000, Joe was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurological illness that attacks portions of the midbrain, or movement center, which controls balance and speech.
Michael J. Fox to attend Baylor Parkinson's fundraiser Feb. 28, 2003
Michael J. Fox will be the special guest at the Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund Dinner March 6.
2002 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2002
Each year during the season of Thanksgiving I take the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and goals of the Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine and to express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their continued support.
Research offers hope to patients with Parkinson's disease Oct. 10, 2002
New drugs and surgical procedures are already being tested in the laboratory - treatments that hold real promise for those who suffer from this disorder.
Botox used to treat eye disorder Sept. 19, 2002
Thirty years ago, blepharospasm -- a condition in which involuntary muscle contractions can cause the eyelid to close -- was misdiagnosed as dry eye, an allergy problem or nervous habit.
Retiring county commissioner says he still feels 'great' Aug. 23, 2002
Harris County Commissioner Jim Fonteno, affectionately called "the dean" of Commissioners Court by his colleagues, said Thursday he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Pope's failing health plaguing latest tour of Americas July 23, 2002
The 82-year-old pontiff is showing the wear of time and Parkinson's disease as he embarks today on the 97th trip of his 24-year pontificate -- an 11-day tour to Canada, Guatemala and Mexico.
Device helps relieve more than tremors Jan. 29, 2002
The arsenal for treating Parkinson's disease got a bit bigger this month when the Food and Drug Administration approved a new application of an existing procedure for reducing the ailment's debilitating symptoms.
2001 Annual Report — Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic Nov. 1, 2001
As we approach this year's season of thanksgiving and reflect on the tragic events of the recent past I would like to provide this uplifting update on the activities of our Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center over the past year. I also want to express my deep gratitude for the positive year of accomplishment and share with you my vision for the future of the Center.
Drug testing on children aids in treatment July 22, 2001
In Houston, drug manufacturers can tap into an array of reputable facilities -- Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to name two -- where top-notch researchers are eager to try novel therapies that could help children like Abel, for whom conventional treatments have been unsuccessful.
Neurological disorders topic of session at school April 4, 2001
The Health and Safety Committee of the Parent Teacher Organization will present a full-day program, Monday on education and tolerance of children with attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders and Tourette syndrome.
Of Note – Parkinson's group to host discussion on dementia Feb. 13, 2001
Dr. Tintner will talk about dementia and Parkinson's at the next meeting of the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County
Health Watch – Parkinson's disease Feb. 11, 2001
Dr. Tintner will speak on "Dementia and Parkinsonism" at the Parkinson Foundation of Harris County meeting.
Taming Restless Leg Syndrome April 22, 1999
Low doses of certain Parkinson's disease medications are proving effective in controlling Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a disorder that causes unpleasant crawling and aching sensations and an urge to move the legs.