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Parkinson's Disease

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  • NFL players' brains at work show early signs of concussions' toll

    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...
  • Kids Read & Write Program: week seven

    Kids Read & Write Program: week seven
    "Get Well Soon" by Julie Halpern Get Well Soon, by Julie Halpern, is about a girl so depressed, her parents decide to send her to a mental hospital. But as she finds her place in this wacked-up, cut-off world, she realizes that it isn't as bad as she...
  • Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation

    Lou Scheimer dies at 84; founder of cartoon studio Filmation
    Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died Thursday at his home in Tarzana. He was 84. He had Parkinson's disease, said...
  • A pacemaker in the brain for spinal cord injury?

    A pacemaker in the brain for spinal cord injury?
    Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact,...
  • Carnett: Private moments with the Master of Menace

    Most of the characters he portrayed died screaming. His demeanor and manner of speaking gave one the distinct impression that he was an upper-crust Englishman — the accent was formal and his voice richly, even creepily, sonorous. In actuality,...
  • Michael J. Fox: an ordinary hero

    Michael J. Fox: an ordinary hero
    America needs a new kind of hero, not a well sculptured hunk trying to impress us with his awesome physique or some newly minted techno-geek. We don't need anything strange or fancy. We just need an ordinary hero. I nominate Michael J. Fox. He's not...
  • Baltimore woman, 56, dies after pit bull attack

    Baltimore woman, 56, dies after pit bull attack
    A wheelchair-bound woman died after being attacked by her own pit bull dog early Friday, Baltimore City police and the victim's daughter said. Terry Douglass, 56, suffered fatal injuries after "Boosie," the four-year-old male pit bull that she had...
  • Hey, Associated Press Stylebook, some friendly advice: "No. 1"

    Nothing inspires in me a greater depth of fellow feeling with the editors of the Associated Press Stylebook than the garage. Our garage is larger than usual, and in the corporeal correlative of Parkinson's Law,* junk expands to fill the available space....
  • Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before

    Pit bull involved in owner's death had bitten before
    City animal control officers had seized the pit bull earlier this year that was involved in a fatal attack on its owner early Friday, but returned the dog because they "did not feel the dog was a threat to the public," according to a statement from...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
  • Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case

    Court overturns Hopkins malpractice case
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned a multimillion-dollar judgment against Johns Hopkins Hospital in a case that accused its doctors of causing severe and irreversible brain damage to a baby born at the hospital. The judges ordered the...