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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Many medical problems can cause muscle weakness

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 76 years old, and over the last year it's been getting harder to do everyday tasks. Even getting out of a chair is sometimes difficult, and I can tell I'm much weaker than I used to be. Is this a normal part of aging, or should I...
  • Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced

    Linda Ronstadt's sweet voice, a rare treat at the Allentown Fairgrounds, has been silenced
    The sweetest voice Allentown ever heard has gone silent because of the ravages of Parkinson's disease. Linda Ronstadt revealed details of the problem to AARP last month, but most people did not become aware of them until a flurry of news stories in...
  • Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case

    Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case
    In 1989, attorney Ray Clark got a telephone call that would make him, for a while, one of the most famous lawyers in Los Angeles. The call to his small firm was from the presiding judge in the trial of Richard Ramirez, accused of being the brutal serial...
  • Exact cause of vocal cord paralysis often difficult to determine

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 55-year-old brother-in-law has developed a vocal cord palsy out of the blue. What can cause this and what can be done to restore his voice? ANSWER: Vocal cord palsy, more commonly called vocal cord paralysis, happens when vocal...
  • Mother of dying, disabled boy continues fight to opt-out of standardized testing

    Last night, I spent time with Ethan Rediske - an 11-year-old-boy who, doctors say, is in the final days of his life. His lungs are filling with fluid. The only noise he makes is an occasional moan. His parents can do little more than comfort him....
  • Group hopes to build field for athletes with disabilities

    Group hopes to build field for athletes with disabilities
     A group of parents and coaches is raising funds to build a wheelchair accessible baseball field for local athletes with physical and mental disabilities. The fundraising is spearheaded by volunteers under the umbrella of the Tinley Park Bobcats, a...
  • Vogelsberg steps down as Geneva alderman

    Vogelsberg steps down as Geneva alderman
    The city of Geneva is looking for applicants to represent its Third Ward after Ald. Dawn Vogelsberg announced this week that she was giving up the seat she's held for 10 years. Vogelsberg made the surprise announcement at the end of Tuesday's City...
  • How cocaine takes the brakes off the brain

    Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction. But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
  • 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...
  • Romeoville H.S. teacher alleges discrimination in lawsuit

    Romeoville H.S. teacher alleges discrimination in lawsuit
    A Romeoville High School teacher has filed a lawsuit against Valley View School District 365U, alleging district officials discriminated against her in a variety of ways and retaliated against her when she filed a complaint. Arlette Morris, 61, has...
  • Young grandson steps up to care for grandfather

    Al Weaver was unhappy with his living situation, but he didn't know what to do. A widower with Parkinson's disease, Al was staying at an independent-living facility in Silver Spring, Md., and he didn't like it one bit. He tried visiting his daughters,...