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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and abc27 is teaming up with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to discuss deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a possible treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms, as well as symptoms related to essential tremor. DBS is used to treat the most commonly debilitating symptoms of these diseases, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement and walking problems.The program will air on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30pm.A panel of experts from Penn State Neuroscience Institute, including neurosurgeons, neurologists and more, will be in our studio to answer your questions. You are invited to call (717) 346-3333 and talk one-on-one with a specialist. This number will be staffed from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 28 only. If you have a question you would like to email in advance, please use the form below.Penn State Neuroscience Institute is located at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.Don’t forget to watch abc27 on April 28 at 7:30pm to have your questions answered!