Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Early Detection of Parkinson's Disease
Veterans face many tough realities and one of them for many Veterans is Parkinson's Disease. Researchers at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia, have developed a way to determine if a Veteran has a high risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a recent article in the Richmond Times Dispatch. Using cutting edge research techniques, doctors at the VA Hospital have found a way to make this determination by tracking eyeball movements. McGuire is one of 150 hospitals in the VA health system, and in the past three years it has doubled the number of physicians in its Neurology section. There are many resources available to Veterans who have served our country, and McGuire Hospital is one of them. As an Elder Law attorney, I try to bring important information about Veteran's benefits such as health care or the little known program commonly known as Aid and Attendance to my clients who are Veterans or surviving spouse's of Veterans so that our Veterans community will be served in the best way possible.