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Botox is the latest innovation in cosmetic improvements, using a substance derived from lethal bacteria to prevent or get rid of "worry lines" on the forehead. But it’s long been used as a therapeutic agent for treatment of certain neuromuscular disorders. A panel talks about how Botox works and how it’s used today.
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- Dr. Stephen Reich associate professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and director of the Maryland Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
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