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Part 2: New Amazing Parkinson’s Diagnostic Tools and Treatments 

Q. I read your newsletter this past Tuesday about the amazing new diagnostic tools and treatment options available for Alzheimer’s. Is there anything similar for Parkinson’s? My dad is 75 and suffers from Parkinson’s, and any new … [Read more...]

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Is a Parkinson’s Epidemic on the Horizon?

Q. We just found out that my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I don’t know much about Parkinson’s, except that it is a progressive neurological disease with no cure and that it affects movement. The doctor said that … [Read more...]

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Celebrities with Parkinson’s Disease: A Three-Part Series

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech.  Parkinson’s is characterized by muscle rigidity, tremors, a slowing of physical movement and, in extreme cases, a … [Read more...]

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It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month: How Michael J. Fox Is Forging Ahead

“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.”- Michael J. Fox April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a good time to learn about the … [Read more...]

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Part 2: Celebrities with Parkinson’s Disease

Celebrities with Parkinson’s Disease: A Three-Part Series Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech.  Parkinson’s is characterized by muscle rigidity, … [Read more...]

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Part 3: Celebrities with Parkinson’s Disease (Janet Reno)

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs motor skills and speech.  In its advanced stages, sufferers could become disabled, with problems feeding themselves, talking and … [Read more...]

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A Personal Message about Parkinson’s, Depression, and Planned Suicide 

My brother, Jory, ended his own life and suffering yesterday through a very deliberate planned suicide. Jory fought a brave battle for many years as he struggled with major depressive disorder since his early twenties and was … [Read more...]

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month- Furthering Awareness of Parkinson’s Disease

Since 2010, April has been designated as Parkinson’s Awareness Month by the US Senate.  The purpose of Parkinson’s Awareness Month is to reach out to others to promote understanding of the disease, gain support from the community, … [Read more...]

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Alternative Ways to Stave Off Parkinson’s

Fred Ransdell, who has had Parkinson's since 1996, is an avid runner. (Source: The Dallas Morning News) Parkinson's disease, a degenerative movement disorder of the central nervous system, was discovered nearly 200 years ago. … [Read more...]

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Seven Marathons in Seven Days with Parkinson’s?

Bret Parker has had Parkinson's for 11 years, since he was 38 years old. Recently, he made an amazing goal for himself of running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and nothing was going to stop him from achieving it. That was … [Read more...]

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