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New Pediatrics Tourette Syndrome Research Opportunities at Overlook Medical Center

Study 4: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of NBI-98854 in Pediatric Subjects with Tourette Syndrome Ages: 6-17 Investigator: Roger Kurlan, MD, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ Contact: Caroline Sabatino, 908-522-5901 For more information, please visit the… Continue Reading

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Mothers Tell Stories…

And so here’s mine. It seems as if the moment my kid hit 13 the teens hit full force. The defiance, the arguing, the overall surliness. And, well, if I’m being honest, I thought it was going to be one… Continue Reading

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Why Your Child with Tourettes Will Be Set for Success

Last year, while I was pregnant, I wrote about some of the thoughts that ran through my head, particularly about the possibility of genetically passing my Tourettes down to my baby. Apparently, I’m not the only one. I’ve had multiple… Continue Reading

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Tip #3 to Reduce Tics: Limit Artificial Flavors

Greetings from TicVille: Yes, despite my big hopes that Taurine was the magic elixir that was going to eliminate all tics, twitches and noise, they are back. Turns out… crazy as this is going to sound…. that MY KID HAS… Continue Reading

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Tip #2 to Limit Tics: Exercise

I won’t lie. My kid like to exercise as much as the Kardashian girls like to wear clothing. But never the less, it’s needed. I have no grand illusion that exercise is going to rid my kid of any particular… Continue Reading

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Tip #1 to Limit Tics: Reduce Electronics

In this article, I wrote a list of 20 things I’m doing to manage tics. I broke the list down into simple changes/habits vs. more technical. Because it’s Christmas and I have so much to do that pretty sure I’ll… Continue Reading

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Looking for guidance and support for my newly diagnosed son

My 12 year old son was diagnosed with Tourette in early 2015. He experiences mostly physical tics. He also deals with ADHD, OCD, some anxiety but mostly ODD. We live in a remote area with little to no support on… Continue Reading

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“Ducks” and the beginning of our TS journey

When I first suspected and began to research TS I said to myself, okay, okay it will be alright. I am the type of person who will research, read, research, and read whatever I can on any challenge that affects… Continue Reading

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20 Ways to Reduce Tics

As many of you know, I’m all about raising a kid whose spirit outweighs a few tics. But now that my baby is, gulp, a month shy of 13, it’s become apparent yet again to take a look at management.… Continue Reading

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Young Magician Wants to Make Tourette Syndrome Disappear For All

Drive through Teaneck and you might catch “The Great Marsini” at work. The entrepreneurial 10-year-old makes sure his lemonade or hot cocoa stand (depending on the season) stands above the rest. “I do magic tricks,” said Ben Mars. “One time… Continue Reading