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New ultrasound treatment stops essential tremors

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New ultrasound treatment stops essential tremors

February 2018

Tim Dobbyn suffered from violent tremors that made it challenging to work, cook, or even drink without spilling. NBC News followed Tim as he underwent focused ultrasound therapy at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After a few days post-treatment, Tim says his hand is “rock steady.”

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