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For immediate release                                August 12, 2002

Sharon Regional Health System sponsors seminar on new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Sharon Regional Health System’s Parkinson’s Support Group is sponsoring the seminar “Deep Brain Stimulation as Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease” September 14, 12 noon-3 p.m., at Hermitage HealthPLACE, 2360 Highland Road.

The featured speakers are Ali Rezai, M.D., and Erwin Montgomery, Jr., M.D., co-directors of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional and Restorative Neuroscience. The Center specializes in deep brain stimulation therapy for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and tremor due to multiple sclerosis.

Other speakers are Kathy Wilson, advanced practical nurse, and Andrea Smith, manager of the Clinic’s Functional Neurosurgery Program.

For more information or to register, please call Sharon Regional’s Health Information Center at 724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997.