Thursday, February 16, 2017


Family Study of Essential Tremor   (FASET II)  

Dr. Elan Louis and colleagues at Yale University along with Dr. Lorraine Clark at Columbia University have teamed together for an important research project "FASET II", to try to identify the genes that are responsible for ET. They are calling on the assistance of the ET community to help them complete this groundbreaking research, which at the moment is the largest NIH-funded project of its kind. The help of the ET community is vital.
Eligible families would comply with the following criteria:
  1. There are at least 3 living affected family members and at least 2 living unaffected family members. These 5 family members must be 18 years and older and do not have any accompanying dystonia or Parkinson's disease.
  2. One of these 5 family members has been diagnosed by a doctor as having ET, and his or her tremor had started by the time he or she was 50 years old.
  3. Each family member is willing to donate a blood sample, answer some questionnaires, and undergo a videotaped neurological exam during a home visit that will take place in each of your homes. Each interview will last approximate 2 hours.
  4. This is a nationwide study, in which the researchers will travel to meet with qualified participants individually. There are no costs associated with participation.
Age 18 and over 
Geographic Location National 
Diagnostic Groups ET only; or unaffected relatives 
Other Requirements In-person clinical assessment
(can be done at home);
Blood sample for DNA analysis 
Resources 203-785-6832 or

If you are interested, call 203-785-6832 or email

**If you have already signed up for or inquired about this study in the past, please disregard this notice.**

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Humana plans to drop Obamacare by the end of 2017. It seems they are losing (relative term because they are probably just making a few billion less) money insuring sick people. You mean it doesn't pay to insure sick people who need thousands of dollars of care every month? Who would have thought? Hopefully Trump has the answer to this mess. Maybe the very sick should have been added to Medicare. But Medicare is bankrupt so....

There are already five states with only one option. After Humana drops out of the unAffordable Care Act, how many more states will be added to the one option plan?

obamacare competition problems map
 The answer to the insurance mess is to get rid of health insurance except for catastrophic events (accidents and serious illnesses). Without insurance, there would be much more competition and prices on all health care services would drop significantly. We need to go back to cash payments and transparencies. If you need to go to the doctor and you had to pay cash, you would check everyone to get the lowest price. If you could pay in a year what you pay in a month for catastrophic insurance, you would have the money to go to the doctor for checkups and lab tests, especially if the price decreases 75 percent.  Wouldn't it be nice to pay $50 cash to the doctor for a visit and not have to deal with insurance companies? How about paying $100 for complete blood tests? This will never happen, though, because the insurance industry pays lobbyists millions of dollars a year to "insure" they continue ripping off the public. 

What do you think?

Source: Humana to drop out of obamacare marketplace at end of 2017 

Friday, February 10, 2017




The autism rate is now 1 in 5O. It will be 1 in 2 by 2030 if we do nothing. The pharmaceutical industry performs the studies to prove vaccine safety or they award grants to universities that perform the studies. Conflict of interest anyone? The pharmaceutical industry is made up of public companies that make billions of dollars off of sales of vaccines. Profits are top priority to make shareholders happy, otherwise, the shareholders will invest elsewhere. The pharmaceutical industry lobbied together to get a law passed in 2011 that exempts them from liability related to vaccine damages. So, if you are your child becomes autistic, brain damaged, or dies, they don't have to pay out a dime. If vaccines are so safe, why the law? Yet, millions of dollars are paid out every year to families of children harmed by vaccines. Who is footing the bill? You, the taxpayer. How come we never hear about these lawsuits? The pharmaceutical industry controls the media by threatening to pull their lucrative ads. They spend billions on television advertising every year. Who wants to lose that kind of money?


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Researcher's at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada are conducting the largest genetics study of essential tremor patients ever. They require 10,000 participants affected by essential tremor. This is a global study and there is no travel involved.
Inclusion Criteria:
     - This study is open to anyone who has essential tremor, even if you have not been officially diagnosed by a physician.
     - Participants must be at least 16 years old.
     - It is okay if you are currently on medication for your essential tremor.
If you meet the basic criteria above and are interested in participating in this study, email If selected, you will be provided with the several necessary documents: a consent form, genealogy form, and a writing test. Upon completion, these documents can be returned to the researchers via email or postal mail. These documents will be examined by a specialist to determine if you qualify for the next stage of the study.

If selected, you will receive all the necessary informational materials and a prescription to have your blood drawn for testing. Packaging and shipping for sending your sample back to the researchers will also be provided.

Your help is needed if we are to understand the cause of essential tremor. If you have questions about this study, please email the researchers directly.