This medical video looks into the Parkinson's treatment of magnetic stimulation.
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Jennifer Matthew: Larry Criner not only takes nature walks for pleasure, he has made a life out of capturing nature on film. Larry Criner: For me it's a place where I can come and find quietude. Jennifer Matthew: For nearly 15 years Larry has dealt with Parkinson's disease. Larry Criner: It affects me, it really does. I mean this is a disease of the brain, of the mind and it plays very big games on your head. Jennifer Matthew: Larry recently joined a new study with neurologist Mikhail Lomarev. He is testing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS. Mikhail Lomarev: We think that TMS, that's the abbreviation for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. That TMS makes patients brain more sensitive to the medication he or she is already taking. Jennifer Matthew: A pulse of induced electrical current targets areas of the brain that control movement. Mikhail Lomarev: Our goal is go improve stiffness in patient to make them move faster than they did before magnetic stimulation. Jennifer Matthew: They have achieved that, but results have been short-lived. Larry doesn't know yet whether this will help him long-term. Until then he is optimistic, and will continue to do what he can. This is Jennifer Matthew reporting.
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