Using a Device to Cope with Parkinson's

Writer Daniel Stark has a touching story this week in the Washington Post about his experience with Parkinson's Disease, and he sings the praises of Medtronic's deep brain stimulation technology. He says he's tried every drug treatment there is but none was as effective as the Medtronic device, which is implanted in the brain. He even offers the company suggestions for improving the design. It is pieces like this, which show how medical devices affect an individual person's life, that will go a long way toward convincing the public and the government of the value of medical technology.
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