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The beginning of the end? The race for a Parkinson’s cure

Sunday September 27, 2015

The primary treatment for the disease remains a drug from the 1960s, called levodopa, or Sinemet in commercial form.

That long inertia may finally be breaking, though the solutions are so new — still in early stages of clinical testing — that most of those afflicted have likely heard nothing about it.

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Understanding Parkinson's Disease: An Interview with Jon Palfreman

Tuesday September 22, 2015

When award-winning science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who mysteriously ended up with Parkinson's-like symptoms after a bad batch of heroin—the story that would end up launching his career—he never imagined that more than 25 years later he would be diagnosed with the disease himself.

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Listen: Unlocking Parkinson's Disease

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Science Friday - In 1985, science journalist Jon Palfreman investigated a group of drug addicts who were struck with Parkinson’s-like symptoms after taking tainted heroin. Thirty years later, Palfreman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In his book Brain Storms, he describes having Parkinson’s as “going on vacation in another country and having to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road.” Palfreman describes his own journey with the disease and discusses new treatments for Parkinson’s patients.

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Book Review: If I Can Climb Kilimanjaro, Why Can't I Brush My Teeth?

Monday September 21, 2015

Nan Little's new book, If I Can Climb MT. Kilimanjaro, why can’t I brush my teeth? Courage, Tenacity & Love Meet Parkinson’s Disease, proves that an indomitable spirit can accomplish the unthinkable and even conquer the impossible.

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Parkinson's

Wednesday August 5, 2015

Our speaker is Dr. Shinto, whose focus is on complementary and alternative medicine and neurologic disorders. She uses natural medicine to help expand treatments that can be used with conventional medicine. Dr. Shinto will be helping participants understand the potential benefits of Tai Chi, acupuncture, supplements and more!


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Parkinson's Post, Spring 2015

In this issue: 

  • Journey Back to the Cockpit: Mike Reed's Story
  • The ED Corner: Join Team Parkinson's
  • World Parkinson Congress: Buddy Program
  • Team Parkinson's: A Walk in the Park
  • Photography of Kelsi Tillou
  • Deep Brain Stimulation: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective
  • Tribute Gifts
  • HOPE Conference 2015 Registration
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Thoughts about Parkinson's from "Amazing Race Canda" winner, Tim Hague, Sr. Hague 0154 

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"What's it feel like to have Parkinson's?"

This was the gist of a conversation I was having recently with a friend whose father also has the disease. I enjoyed the conversation so much that it inspired me to make it my next blog post! Read More

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