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What's for Dinner?

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Tired of the same old thing for dinner? Looking for something really different? Well, look no further. Tuesday with Terry to the rescue! 

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Board Spotlight on Steve Gilbert

Monday January 28, 2019

Steve Gilbert is a neurotoxicologist and the newest member of NW Parkinson's Board of Directors. His work has been steeped in neurological disorders for years—way before his Parkinson's diagnosis. Read more to learn about Steve, including his website on toxicology, plus his personal & professional insight on life with Parkinson's.

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Hang on to Your Shower Cap

Wednesday January 16, 2019

"If you live alone and get stuck while trying to get out of the bathtub, your cat will not be able to help you." Read more for a review - and navigation - of bathtub safety with Parkinson's.

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Let There Be Light!

Wednesday January 02, 2019

The Winter Solstice has passed; it's dark in the Northwest but more and more daylight reaches us each day. Writing from the heart of this season and the northern most state, Peter Dunlap-Shohl starts the New Year with a great question: “Is there a link between darkness and Parkinson’s? And could light therapy enhance our ability to cope?"

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Punch-Drunk Parkinson's

Monday December 03, 2018

Uppercut - jab - hook! Peter Dunlap-Shohl has found a new side to himself: boxer. He describes the mental and physical experiences of his boxing therapy for Parkinson's, as well as the research that backs him up!

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Never Say Never

Monday November 05, 2018

I remember hearing someone (probably my old English teacher) say you should make your words soft and tender—you may have to eat them. I’ve been munching on the word 'never' for a while. 

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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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Book Review: Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

Monday August 08, 2016

In Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, Dr. Mischley calls for the integration of the conventional approach to Parkinson’s — involving carbidopa-levadopa, agonists, and other pharmaceuticals — with the naturopathic approach — involving nutrition and vitamin supplements. She is convinced that if neurologists and naturopaths work together, then patients need not assume that Parkinson’s is always progressive or that it can never be slowed, halted, or even reversed.

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Ten for David

Monday July 25, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, Peter G. Beidler gave the opening remarks at a seminar on treatment options for Parkinson’s disease at a PD University seminar at Skyline in central Seattle. We asked him if we could publish his remarks in the Parkinson’s Post.

Content Warning: Death with Dignity

[This] is a realistic scenario that many who have Parkinson's or who love someone with Parkinson's will want to read. Some may find it depressing to learn in so much honest detail about what this disease can do to people, and to the families of people, with the disease.

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The Marble Halls of Power

Monday January 11, 2016

Last spring, I had the opportunity to attend a two day workshop in Washington, D.C. with the Parkinson’s Action Network—an advocacy group representing the entire Parkinson’s community. The workshop was focused on preparing us for the third day—a visit to the Hill.

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