Showing posts with label TIM HOWARD. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014


US Soccer Goalie Tim Howard

Tourette Syndrome (TS) recently made national headlines when U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard publicly talked about his personal struggle with the disorder during the World Cup. Yet, despite the significant amount of coverage TS has received over the last few months, it remains a mysterious and often misunderstood disorder in the public eye – a status that the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) continues to combat daily. The medical community treating TS estimates that the prevalence is much higher than the national public perceives with approximately 1 in 100 people affected by the disorder and its associated conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.

National Tourette Syndrome Association to Honor Otsuka at Annual Gala to Shine Spotlight on the Misconceptions and Prevalence of Tourette Syndrome. Interview Opportunities with Comedian Lewis Black, Actor Tony Shalhoub, Jazz Musician Michael Wolff, Hell’s Kitchen Winner Chef Heather West, Actor Keith Collins and TSA President Annetta Hewko.

The national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) will host its annual gala on November 17, 2014 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Supporters will come together to celebrate the organization’s mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of, and to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome through education, research and service. The 2014 TSA “Tribute to Excellence” Award will be presented to Otsuka, an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that discovers and develops new compounds that address unanswered medical needs and advance human health. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, and cardio-renal treatments, OPDC is dedicated to improving the health and quality of human life.