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WCNC Story on Parkinson's Disease - Carolinas HealthCare System

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Published on Oct 2, 2013

When Betty Cross was first diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, she was fearful of the effects the disease would have on her quality of life. As the illness progressed, she was confined to a wheelchair and loss much of her mobility. It wasn't until she was placed in the RENEW (Research Excellence in Neurological Wellness) Program, which incorporates specially-designed exercise as well as physical therapies, that she is no longer confined to a wheelchair and can get back to doing the things she loves. Sanjay Iyer, MD, a neurologist with Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences Institute, explains the importance of the Renew program and the benefits for Parkinson's disease patients.

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