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Restless legs syndrome is in the genes

Published Online: November 21st 2012

Restless legs syndrome, or RLS, is a common neurological disorder, characterized by a compelling need or urge to move the legs, most often accompanied by an unpleasant sensation in the legs which can be difficult for patients to describe. Neurologist David Rye, MD, PhD, explains how and why the medical establish questioned reality of RLS and how that perspective is changing.

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