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Parkinson's Disease

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  • Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

    The graphic details of Robin Williams' suicide were shocking when a Marin County coroner revealed them Wednesday. But on Thursday came an equally startling revelation: Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death....
  • Robin Williams' Parkinson's diagnosis revealed by wife Susan Schneider

    While urging others to seek help for problems they might be facing, Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider on Thursday revealed a detail that had previously been kept private: Her husband had been in the "early stages of Parkinson's disease," she said in...
  • Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, according to wife

    Robin Williams had Parkinson's disease, according to wife
    Robin Williams was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease along with severe depression at the time of his apparent suicide, his widow said on Thursday, drawing public attention to the correlation between the diseases. Although the...
  • Boxing helps Parkinson's patients fight back

    Boxing helps Parkinson's patients fight back
    "Right uppercut! Harder, harder, harder!" At T3 Health and Fitness in Cooper City, physical therapist Craig Marks barks instructions as he spars with William Defreitas, who swings wildly and charges forward with more jabs. There's an invisible...
  • Depression itself can be a symptom of Parkinson's, experts say

    Patients with Parkinson's disease often suffer from depression, medical experts said Thursday, after Robin Williams' widow revealed that the comedian was in "early stages" of the neurological disease at the time of his apparent suicide. The same...
  • Robin Williams Was In Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease, Says Wife

    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease at the time of his death, his wife Susan Schneider said in a new statement. "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as...
  • Howard County health digest

    Meditation in motion Qigong, the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate, will be instructed by Bridget Hughes, from 11 a.m to noon, Aug. 11 and 18. Cost $15 per class....
  • Parkinson's a common cause of parkinsonism, but not the only one

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was originally diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but later it was determined he has atypical parkinsonism. What's the difference? What treatments work best for his condition? ANSWER: Your husband's situation is not uncommon...
  • Study: Nightmares could be a sign of poor health

    Study: Nightmares could be a sign of poor health
    A recent study shows that frequent nightmares can provide insight into a person's health, and recurring nightmares can be a sign of health conditions, including heart problems and severe infections.  According to the study by sleep researchers at...
  • Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer

    Justin Kaplan dies at 88; Pulitzer-winning Mark Twain biographer
    Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88. Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
  • Ruth Ryon dies at 69; creator of The Times' Hot Property column

    Ruth Ryon dies at 69; creator of The Times' Hot Property column
    Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease,...