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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • Parkinson's caregivers need to take care of selves too

    In my last article, I discussed the signs, symptoms and consequences of Parkinson's disease. Much like many other degenerative neurologic processes, Parkinson's presents many challenges to the person affected and to the caregivers as well. The focus...
  • Community news for Vernon edition

    Correction VERNON -The photo in the story "Mike Wendus: Spearheading Santa House return to Rockville" on Page 5 of the April 2 edition of the Vernon ReminderNews should be credited to Patricia A. Schlag. Music, creativity, dating and high finance at...
  • April marks Parkinson's disease Awareness Month

    Parkinson's disease affects seven to 10 million people worldwide. Of those affected, 1 million are in the United States with 60,000 new cases diagnosed yearly. The Parkinson's Disease Foundation defines the disease as a chronic and progressive movement...
  • Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease

    Mother Fighting To Overcome Effects of Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease
    The signs were slight at first. "I would be standing at the sink doing dishes and my toe would just twitch and twitch," says Jennifer Bona, a Middlebury mom, whose strange symptoms increased in late 2012. "I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't move. My...
  • Connecticut Parkinson's Group Holding Glastonbury Gala

    Connecticut Parkinson's Group Holding Glastonbury Gala
    GLASTONBURY — Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson's is hosting a fundraising gala to raise awareness for Parkinson's disease on March 21. The "Believe It! Moving Forward for Parkinson's" gala will be held March 21 at Glastonbury Hills Country...
  • Partners in Parkinson's: Free fair set for Feb. 25 in Fort Lauderdale

    Partners in Parkinson's: Free fair set for Feb. 25 in Fort Lauderdale
    Learn the latest in Parkinson's research at a free daylong fair Feb. 25 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Partners in Parkinson's, set for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will feature panels, question-and-answer...
  • 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...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Upcoming Depression Screenings: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Monday-Thursday, and 8a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday through Oct. 31; CNS Healthcare, 618 E. South Street, Suite 100, Orlando, Free. Walk-ins welcome. Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families and...
  • 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...
  • 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,...