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Parkinson's Disease

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  • Robin Williams and Hollywood's illness stigma

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]

    Parkinson's takes a toll on families too [Commentary]
    This year, approximately 60,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Parkinson's, joining the 1 million people already living with the disease in the United States and the 4 million to 6 million diagnosed with it worldwide. Their painful struggle is one...
  • 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...
  • 8.2 earthquake hits Chile; Pacific tsunami warning spurs evacuations

    8.2 earthquake hits Chile; Pacific tsunami warning spurs evacuations
    SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile's northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack...
  • Carnett: Progress in Parkinson's research gives hope

    April is national Parkinson's Awareness Month. I know a bit about Parkinson's disease; we've lived together for 17 years. My father had it for nine years. I received my own diagnosis eight years ago, just before he died. I have an uncle who's...
  • 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,...