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On the trail of Parkinson's disease

Friday March 24, 2017

The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.

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Editorial: We're About to Enter a New Era in Parkinson's Disease Treatments

Thursday March 23, 2017

[There] is plenty in the pipeline. While there may not be any magic bullet, there is no doubt that we will continue to see improvements in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that will benefit millions. While it is important to remain skeptical of all the promises being made, there is very good reason to believe that afflictions such as Parkinson’s disease may one day be a thing of the past.

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Bicycling through Alaska Winter: Insanity, or Mere Stupidity?

Monday March 27, 2017

This is the fifth winter in Anchorage I have spent trying to get around mainly by bicycling. If you think it’s stupidity at best or even outright insane for anyone, let alone a person diagnosed 15 years ago with Parkinson’s Disease, to ride the icy dark streets of Anchorage in Winter, I have a certain amount of sympathy for your argument. Why would a person do such a thing?

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Pay It Forward

Monday March 20, 2017

If not us, who? If not now, when? Those two questions have become my personal mantra. As a person with a chronic (it isn’t going away) and progressive (it is going to get worse) disease, I believe I have a personal responsibility to participate in medical research—even though it is doubtful that I will ever see the benefit.

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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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