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bu- into &apos;ther o its ,tion s its lited t by ures Np- For for- ul. that )uld APPOINTMENTS WEEI< B m Help Available for Essential Tremor - a Common Movement Disorder SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. -- If a tremor or shakiness is keeping you from the things you enjoy, treatments may be able to help. People may con- sider "the shakes" as a part of the aging process, but that usually is not the case. Trem- bling hands often are a sign of a common movement dis- order called "essential tremor." Essential tremor is a com- mon movement disorder af- fecting about 5 million Ameri- cans, most of them age 60 or older. The disorder cause may your hands, head, voice or face to tremble. Fortunately, essential tremor usually is not a sign of an underlining health condition. If the tremor is severe, your doctor may recommend op- tions, such as: Medication--Medications provide relief from essential tremor about 40 to 60 percent of the time. Surgery--Only for people whose tremor is disabling. Between 70 to 80 percent of people who have surgery find substantial relief. Doctors also are hoping a new device called a thalamic stimulator may someday pro- vide a promising treatment for severe cases of essential tremor. Most people with essential tremor don't need treatment. If you find the tremor hinder- ing your lifestyle, talk with your doctor about q'eatment options. Your genes pass on traits such as blue eyes and curly hair, as well as certain diseases. To begin your family tree, start with your most immedi- ate relatives - your parents, your siblings and your chil- dren. Then add grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Talk or write to each person to find out his or her health history. When interviewing, think of the "Five W's" jour- nalists use: WHO--Get the full name, birth date and number of chil- dren. WHAT--What conditions does (or did) the person have? Look for diseases such as coronary artery disease. stroke, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. WHERE--Where was this person born, or where and when did he or she die? WHEN--How old was the person when the condition was diagnosed? WHY and HOW--Fill in Scientist are working to help make the egg more healthful by developing low-cholesterol eggs, eggs with beneficial fatty acids and pasteurized eggs, ac- cording to the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. New developments in eggs include: Eggs enriched with Omega- 3 fatty acids--Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsatu- rated fat that is less harmful to your arteries and heart than other forms of fat. Low-cholesterol eggs-- Much of the cholesterol is re- moved from eggs, However, the process is expensive and the product is not currently on the market. Pasteurized eggs--Eggs are pasteurized while still in the shell, reducing the risk of con- tamination from bacteria such as salmonella. The pasteur- ized egg is a good option for older people and people with the details. What kind of weakened immune system, lifestyle does (or did) the per- and in recipes calling for raw son lead and what other infer- eggs. mation may shed light on his Despite the new options for or her health problems? egg-lovers, nutritionists still In general, the more often advise limiting cholesterol and earlier a condition occurs whenever possible. That in your relatives, the more means using eggs in modera- likely you may be at risk. tion-no more than four to five eggs a week. More Healthful Eggs Mayo Clinic Health Letter Available, But Cau- is a monthly publication that tion Still Advised provides useful, reliable and easy-to-understand health in- formation to help people achieve healthier lives. Call toll-free for subscription in- formation, (800) 333-9037. Better Screening and Testing Make Today's Blood Supply Safer Improved screening, testin and treatment methods have significantly reduced the risk of receiving contaminated blood, according to the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Benefits far outweigh the risks in most cases when a blood transfusion is needed. Today, your chances of get- ting AIDS from a blood trans- fusion are between 1 in 500,000 and 1 in a million. Those are not bad odds when you consider your chances in any given year of being killed in a car accident are 1 in 11,000. All donors are thoroughly screened and all donated blood is tested for the follow- ing: HIV-1 (the AIDS virus), HIV-2 (a rare virus related to HIV-1), Hepatitis B, Hepati- tis C, Human T-cell lymphotropic virus-l, Syphi- lis. There will always be some risk in receiving a blood trans- fusion. However, better screening and testing make today's blood supply safer than ever before. Charting Your Family "Gene Tree" Provides Valuable Health Information Charting your family gene tree can give you and your doctor valuable information when making medical deci- sions, and may help you take action to avoid diseases that you may be at risk of, according to the March is- sue of Mayo Clinic" Health Letter. Genes are the molecular blueprint for your body. De- fects on these genes can cause many diseases and disorders. Ir Carpet Liquidators Warehouse [***JUST ARRIVED*** Jan McDonald, M.D. Dermatology Clinic of Nevada, Ltd. Harvard Medical School & Mayo Clinic Trained at Pahrump Medical Center 1501 E. Calvada Call: 727-6060 Summit Family Health Care 1151 S. 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