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Cleveland_Clinic_Host: Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a disease that affects the brain and causes unsteady and uncontrollable movements in the hands, feet, and face, as well as mental illness. People who have HD develop abnormal movements that eventually affect activities such as walking, talking, and swallowing. HD is an inherited disease; a parent passes it to his or her child. It is also a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and movement and everyday activities become increasingly harder. Depending on the patient’s age, he or she may suffer with HD for up to 30 years.
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a genetic disease (inherited from a parent) that affects the brain and causes unsteady and uncontrollable movements in the hands, feet, and face. These abnormal movements eventually affect such activities as walking, talking, and swallowing. Psychiatric and behavioral problems are also very common and may often be harder to manage than the involuntary movements themselves.
ATHLETES AND CAUSES – LOCAL BALLPLAYERS GIVE BACK
Tonight was a special night for a number of local athletes at the event “Athletes and Causes”
CLEVELAND — While many players around the Majors may be sporting the names of family members, friends or former coaches on their “thank you” patch of their Players Weekendjerseys, Indians reliever Joe Smith took a different route.