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Parkinson's Disease

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...