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Calcium supplements and the heart

Federal report on stent procedures finds potential fraud

Group focuses on reducing infant deaths in area

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Tip This Week- Extrapyramidal Symptoms

Damage or medication side effects affecting the basal ganglia cells may cause problems with one’s ability to control speech, movement, and posture. A person with Extrapyramidal symptoms may have difficulty starting, stopping, or sustaining movement. Depending on which area is affected, there may also be problems with memory and other thought processes.

Extrapyramidal side effects and symptoms vary and may include:

  • Movement changes, such as:
    • Involuntary movements
    • Slowed movements
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Muscle spasms and muscle rigidity
  • Memory loss
  • Problems finding words
  • Tremor
  • Uncontrollable, repeated movements, speech, or cries (tics)
  • Walking difficulty

Medscape Article on Detection, Prevention and Management of EPS

eMedicine on Tardive Dyskinesia

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