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Do Statins Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease? Some Researchers Think So

Monday June 26, 2017

Treatment with statins may accelerate the development of Parkinson’s disease in people already at risk for this disease, according to a new study by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine. The study, “Projection of the prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in the coming decades: Revisited,” appeared in the journal Movement Disorders.

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A Confused Immune System Could Be Behind Parkinson's Disease

Thursday June 22, 2017

Researchers have found solid evidence in support of a century old hypothesis claiming the body's own immune system plays a strong role in the development of Parkinson's disease. While it's not clear if the discovery describes a primary cause or simply makes the existing condition worse, it could point the way to new forms of early diagnosis and ways to reduce the severity of its symptoms.

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A Day in the Life of a Parkinson Warrior

Monday April 10, 2017

It’s been said that if you’ve met one person with Parkinson’s Disease, you’ve met one person with Parkinson’s. That’s because each person with PD presents differently—despite several common possible symptoms. There are at least five common motor symptoms of PD (including tremors, balance issues, slowness, freezing and dystonia [uncontrollable movements]) and well over fifteen non-motor symptoms. The number of possible combinations are immense... No wonder Parkinson’s is called a snowflake disease—every instance is unique.

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Who Needs PAM?

Monday April 03, 2017

What can you do during Parkinson’s Awareness Month? Find a way to take action to bring a little color, a little laughter, a little April into the life of someone you know with this disease.

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Taboo Topics: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson's

Tuesday October 25, 2016

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Summer 2016

  • Bicycle, Bicycle (Active Parkinson's Group)
  • Welcoming the Inland Empire
  • Being an Artist with Parkinson's
  • Change is Possible
  • A Carepartner's Thoughts on HOPE
  • Book Review - Old Age: A Beginner's Guide
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Tim Hague's Blog

Thoughts about Parkinson's from "Amazing Race Canda" winner, Tim Hague, Sr. Hague 0154 

Contentment
06/13/2016
In December of 2015 I took a leave of absence from my nursing career that has turned into my taking a permanent leave due to my Parkinson's. Most of us have had dreams of what it might be like to take early retirement, hit the beach and live the high life. Well, my reality is not quite that. Don't get me wrong. It's not that it's been so bad, it's just that it's not been that great. Read More

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