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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • 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...
  • Review: Trisha Yearwood whets our appetite

    Review: Trisha Yearwood whets our appetite
    Yes, Trisha, you need to get out of the house more. You're welcome here anytime. Trisha Yearwood opened her show Wednesday night - her first concert tour in five years - by telling the audience, "I just needed to get out of the house and sing some...
  • Woman with Bell's palsy dresses up as a not-impressed McKayla Maroney

    College student Leslie Barrett was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy in August, but she didn't let the disease that's temporarily paralyzing her face ruin her Halloween. In fact, she used the holiday as a chance to help herself cope. A year after...
  • 'Not impressed' Ashley Wagner is the new McKayla Maroney

    'Not impressed' Ashley Wagner is the new McKayla Maroney
    U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner didn't like the score she got for her short program in the team figure skating event at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday. And, like Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney before her, she wasn't able to hide her disappointment....
  • Edwin Rodriguez misses chance to take world super-middleweight title

    Edwin Rodriguez misses chance to take world super-middleweight title
    Edwin Rodriguez hoped to alter the boxing world's lofty pound-for-pound rankings for Andre Ward and deprive the Oakland fighter of his world super-middleweight belt in the process. But Rodriguez couldn't make the required 168-pound limit Friday, so...
  • Marie Ann Vos, 1938-2014

     Marie Ann Vos, 1938-2014
    Marie Ann Vos believed every child should have the opportunity to feel the joy of performing music, a passion she developed as a youngster and later while playing with her high school band in Minnesota. A longtime resident of Crystal Lake, Mrs. Vos...
  • 'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances

    'Fruitvale' to 'Llewyn Davis': Small parts, huge performances
    In a season of outstanding performances wrapped up in awards possibilities, the little gems can too easily be overlooked. So once again, it is time to appreciate some of the actors whose gifts have shone bright in big films this year, even if only for a...
  • Looking into the healing effects of music

    Onstage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, an older couple assumes a ballroom dance position. A tango begins, and the man, wearing a porkpie hat and suit, leads. The woman, wearing a floral dress, follows gracefully. Judging...
  • Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?

    Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer's?
    As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...
  • Virginia Tech interim AD a two-time cancer survivor and pioneering administrator

     Virginia Tech interim AD a two-time cancer survivor and pioneering administrator
    During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
  • 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...