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Wellness Talks at the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center

February 4, 2019
Event Date:
March 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave., Second Floor, New York, NY 10021

Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., Ph.D.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.   Symptoms start gradually, often with a slight tremor in just one hand.   The disorder also frequently causes stiffness or slowing of movement due to rigid muscles.  The causes may be genetic and/or due to exposure to toxins.  To learn what we do know about the disease, its treatment, and what research is being done, please join us at a presentation where Dr. Henchcliffe, Director of the Parkinson’s Institute, Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Neurology , Chief,  Neurodegenerative Disorders  at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, will discuss the exciting impact stem cell and other research may have on this disease, that affects nearly a million Americans and is diagnosed in about 60,000 new patients in the U.S. each year.

Free admission // RSVP required: (646) 962-5303

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurology 520 East 70th Street (at York Avenue) Starr Pavilion 607 New York, NY 10021 Phone: (212) 746-2596