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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • The importance of stretching

    It's not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too. You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and...
  • News briefs: Avoid a potential trigger for Parkinson's disease

    More than a million Americans have Parkinson's disease, which is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease combined. Parkinson's kills brain cells that produce dopamine, a nerve-...
  • NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

    Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend. The study found only modest...
  • Overcoming an overactive bladder

    Get your life back if you're experiencing this easily treatable condition. An overactive bladder (OAB, also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn't full. For some people it's simply a nuisance. For...
  • Stay driving to stay independent

    Consider these health issues to keep you safe on the road. For many of us, driving is a vital component of freedom and independence. But aging brings physical changes that can jeopardize a future on the road. "Most people I see don't think they have...
  • Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, KISS will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, KISS will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
  • 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,...
  • E! apologizes for Michael J. Fox 'fun fact' in its Globes coverage

    E! apologizes for Michael J. Fox 'fun fact' in its Globes coverage
    Viewers of E!'s pre-Golden Globes online red carpet coverage on Sunday may not have caught the channel's on-screen "fun fact" about Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's diagnosis, but the Twittersphere picked up on it and outrage quickly spread. During the...
  • Babcock shows grace, humor, humility in Virginia Tech introduction

    BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock is a college coach's son. He played college baseball and has worked in college sports administration for most of his adult life. "Indirectly or directly, I've been preparing to sit up here for 43 years," Babcock said...
  • John Schneiter, 1933-2014

    John Schneiter, 1933-2014
    John Schneiter succeeded the revered Gay Kintner as Decatur High School's basketball coach after Kintner died at the start of the second half of a Feb. 15, 1960, game against crosstown archrival MacArthur High. Mr. Schneiter went on to also become one...
  • Paul Greenberg: Holden at 65

    (With apologies to J.D. Salinger) It was the end of the day at Caulfield and Caplan on Madison, and time for Holden's daily conference and drink with his junior partner, which over the years had become more drink than conference. Most of the offices...