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Neurology and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 21st, 2020

As Americans enter their seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s encouraging to know that the global medical community is making progress.  Medical professionals know more about how to treat the virus with current medications, and they’re making progress toward new antiviral medications and vaccinations. We also know more about...

Lifestyle Tips to Help Control Your Multiple Sclerosis Jun 17th, 2020

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) are anything but predictable. They may be mild or severe and vary from one day to the next. You may go into remission for months or never go into remission at all. And when one MS problem arises, it can trigger an unexpected series...

Know the Early Signs Which Occur Long Before Tremors May 26th, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is well-known for causing tremors and other muscle-related problems. What’s not commonly known, however, is that muscle symptoms aren’t always the first signs of Parkinson’s disease.  It takes an experienced neurologist like William Shankle, MD at Shankle Clinic to determine if your early signs may signal the onset...

Are You a Candidate for a Clinical Trial and What are the Benefits? Apr 27th, 2020

In medical research, clinical trials are used for testing out new drugs and treatments to determine if they are more effective than the options that are currently available. People who participate in the clinical trials agree to let doctors try these new treatments and medicines on them and study the...

Steps You Can Take to Guard Against Dementia Mar 23rd, 2020

While we currently don’t have a way to cure or stop the progression of dementia, there are some steps you can take to lower your risk of progressive dementia. Many of our patients at the Shankle Clinic in Newport Beach, CA, come in for an evaluation after they start to...