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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • Discussion over 'death with dignity' emerging in Maryland

    Discussion over 'death with dignity' emerging in Maryland
    Dr. Lawrence Egbert wishes the dictionary had a better word to describe what happened to more than a dozen Marylanders as he held their hands and watched their lives end. It wasn't suicide, says the doctor who lost his state medical license last month for...
  • AbbVie's drug for Parkinson's disease wins FDA approval

    AbbVie's drug for Parkinson's disease wins FDA approval
    AbbVie said on Monday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its drug for Parkinson's disease. Duopa, which is delivered directly into the small intestine with a portable infusion pump, treats symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity. The...
  • Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands

     Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands
    For a company best known for its search engine, Google is making big investments in the medical field: A contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels; magnetic nano particles to detect signs of cancer and impending heart attacks. And now,...
  • Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases

    Ann Romney launches new center to study neurological diseases
    Let some in the political world obsess over whether Mitt Romney plans to run for president for a third time — Ann Romney has a bigger project in mind. On Tuesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the Romneys are launching the Ann...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and friends coping with problem drinkers. Daytime and evening meetings at various locations. Free. 407-896-4929 or 407-265-7334. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Support groups for caregivers. 10 a.m....
  • Canton Officials Host Presentation On Parkinson's Disease

    CANTON — An informational presentation for people suffering from Parkinson's disease and those caring for them will be on Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the town's senior center, according to an announcement from the senior and social services...
  • 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...
  • New therapies for Parkinson's patients

    New therapies for Parkinson's patients
    A week before, Mary Jane Lutton couldn't walk and bend to pick up something without falling over. But on this day at St. Luke's Physical Therapy office in Bethlehem, the 63-year-old walked confidently, bent, picked up a ball and kept moving forward....
  • Commentary: Robin Williams' possible Parkinson's diagnoses has patients concerned

    Robin Williams' suicide is a tragedy that broke the hearts of his family and friends and an entire nation. But with the stunning revelation that the famous comedian had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the actor's death is particularly...
  • 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...
  • 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...