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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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 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....
  • Google buys high-tech spoon maker, expands healthcare focus

    Google buys high-tech spoon maker, expands healthcare focus
    Google Inc has acquired the maker of a high-tech spoon that helps people suffering from neurodegenerative tremors to eat, the Internet company's latest foray into the healthcare and biotechnology market. The company is joining the Google[x] division,...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 27 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 27 edition
    Letters to the editor from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Highland Park. Business owners This is concerning raising the minimum wage. An employer looks at a new law and considers what he has to do to comply with it. A raise for his workers of about...
  • Wilmette housing advocates ask to reinstate assistance program

    Wilmette housing advocates ask to reinstate assistance program
    Ellen McManus says that, with help from Wilmette's housing assistance program, her 37-year-old daughter has gained a measure of independence in the last 15 years, despite the challenges of living with severe physical and mental disabilities. "My...
  • 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...
  • Cash-flush, GOP lawmakers look to tax-cuts first, then waiting lists

    Cash-flush, GOP lawmakers look to tax-cuts first, then waiting lists
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's economic rebound is affording lawmakers the election-year opportunity to spread extra dollars to schools, retailers, shoppers, corporations, state employees and environmental groups. Just Tuesday, a Senate committee advanced a...
  • 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...
  • Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy

    Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy
    As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...