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David Watkins, MD
Vital Signs Adviser
Bert Guinn, MBA, CAE
Director of Communications &
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An interview with Dr. Rukmaiah Bhupalam
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Among the most common of neurodegenerative disorders is
Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive affliction of the nervous
system. The disease may start off hardly noticeable with a slight
tremor of the hand or stiffness in the extremities. But, without
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www.glms.org and physical impact on anyone suffering from it eventually leading
For more information, contact
Aaron Burch at (502) 736-6338 or
[email protected]. There’s no cure for Parkinson’s Disease. If caught early however,
proper care, Parkinson’s Disease can have a debilitating mental
to trouble walking or standing, the inability to live life without
assistance and hallucinations.
physicians have numerous ways to combat the effects of the
degenerative disorder. This may allow the patient to live a normal
life for years, even decades, to come. GLMS visited Dr. Rukmaiah
Bhupalam, a practicing neurologist with Norton Neurology
Services, to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and the
resources available to fight it.
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VITAL SIGNS Volume 13 • Issue 1