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Parkinson's Disease

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • 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...
  • Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor

    Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor
    Richard C. McShane, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Pinehurst resident was 83. Born in Sparrows Point, he was the son of Colegate...
  • Sunday column: Florida's lone legal pot smoker would love company

    Now that the Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for voters to decide the fate of medical marijuana in November, I called Florida's only legal pot smoker for his toke, uh, I mean take. "We're in for a tough battle," said Irvin Rosenfeld, 60, a...
  • Poor Iranians line up in the cold for government food handouts

    TEHRAN -- For the third consecutive day, low-income Iranian families lined up Tuesday in harsh winter weather outside government–run distribution centers to pick up free food parcels. The nationwide handouts are part of an effort by Iranian...
  • Goal met for Williamsburg writer

    William Pearson's newly published book "The Icarus Parallel," is more than just a tale of international intrigue. The story runs much deeper, representing an accomplishment that had a genesis in the 1960s when Pearson was living in Crete. His...