Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain characterized by shaking (tremor) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. The disease is associated with damage to a part of the brain that is involved with movement. The experts at UH can help Parkinson’s patients improve their quality of life through medication and/or a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation.

Retired RN Hikes Appalachian Trail to Support Parkinson’s Research

A retired UH registered nurse is embarking on a 2,183-mile trek of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s disease research. Brian Butler, a 39-year veteran of the U.S. Army, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012. He is hoping individuals will support his journey by pledging 1 cent per mile, for a total donation of $21.83. Learn more about Brian’s journey.

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