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Dance for PD


Classes are based on the Dance for Parkinson's program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. They are run by certified instructors and feature live music. Each class u…
March 26, 2020

Coach Improves Health and Turns Around Texas A&M


Billy Kennedy was coaching Murray State in 2011 when he first noticed the discomfort. His doctor said it was bone spurs, or perhaps just the woes of middle age. It did not prevent Kennedy from leaving…
March 17, 2016

What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain


[Scientists] wanted to see how people in their 60s and 70s would do on repeated tests of memory and mental acuity six years later — and, specifically, what sort of subtle differences a heart-healthy l…
May 02, 2016

In the blink of an eye, researchers detect early signs of movement disorders


Despite decades of intensive study, the causes of Parkinson's remain unknown, and a cure is still elusive. What's more, there is no standard diagnostic test for the disease. Researchers at Virginia Co…
June 03, 2015

Frailty, falls, and hip fractures may be early predictors of Parkinson’s Disease


New research suggests that people who develop Parkinson’s Disease are at increased risk of falling and injuring themselves in the years leading up to their diagnosis.
February 18, 2016

Pairing Tango & Parkinson's


At first glance, dancing the tango and Parkinson’s seem like an unlikely pair. Gabriela Condrea, founder of TangoStride™, a tango dance program created for those with mobility issues like multiple scl…
April 23, 2018

Running for life: a battle with Parkinson's disease


Michael Westphal was diagnosed with Parkinson's almost nine years ago and looks to run his first marathon in 23 years.
May 01, 2015

Everyday activity more beneficial than occasional strenuous exercise for Parkinson’s disease


New University of Michigan research finds people with Parkinson’s disease may want to consider attempting to do the dishes, fold the laundry and take strolls around the neighborhood in their quest to…
September 16, 2015

Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's


Over the past 15 years or so, a few thousand have taken dance classes that are part of a program called Dance for PD. It began in Brooklyn and has spread throughout the country and around the world. I…
January 25, 2016

Lifestyle: What I Learned Training for 'American Ninja Warrior'


On our first obstacle, I told the owner of Iron Sport, American Ninja Warrior Sam Sann, of my big obstacle: Parkinson's. He told me emphatically, "I can help you! I believe my exercises will help you!…
March 11, 2016

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