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Parkinson's Disease

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Top Parkinson's Disease Articles

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  • "Frozen shoulder" develops slowly and can take months to heal

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've had pain in my right shoulder for a few weeks that has been getting worse rather than better, even though I'm letting it rest. I have come across the term "frozen shoulder" - could that be what I have? What causes it? Should I see...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defining catatonia remains challenging

    Q: What is catatonia? Can it be treated? A: Catatonia is a disorder of motor functioning. It was first described in 1874. By the turn of the 20th century, an influential psychiatrist named Emil Kraepelin had linked it to schizophrenia. As a result, it's...
  • Silent urinary infections, serious consequences

    Why it's vital to know the causes and symptoms of urinary tract infections and how to treat and prevent them. Unrecognized and untreated urinary tract infections (UTIs) can quickly turn into more serious conditions. Among young and middle-aged adults,...
  • As the end of the year approaches, it's time to reflect

    My end of the year report on Tommy: Fr. Tom Hartman, my pal and former partner in all the God Squad stuff, including this column, is still suffering with Parkinson's disease. He lives in a nursing home, where the people love him and care for him. Both...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...