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  • Surgery Offers Hope to Dystonia Victims

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Twelve-year-old Josh Gaskin walks to the front door and shakes a visitor's hand. While this gesture would seem routine for most adolescents, two years ago it would have been impossible for Josh.

    By the time he had reached the fourth grade, Josh's dystonia caused his right hand to...

  • Rare Ailment Occurs More in Ashkenazis

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After David Rudolph sprained his ankle during a basketball game, his father noticed that the second-grader couldn't seem to keep his left heel flat on the ground. The problem persisted, sidelining David from his position as catcher on his Little League team, and preventing him from...