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What can you tell me about laser light therapy and Parkinson’s

Thursday August 16, 2012

Turns out light can stimulate cells to behave differently. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine studied the effect of a low-level, near-infrared laser on nerve cells taken from people with Parkinson’s disease

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What is music therapy?

Sunday August 05, 2012

Music therapy is the use of music, sound, and rhythm to restore, maintain and/or improving physical, emotional, psychosocial and neurological function.

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Should I take Coenzyme Q10 for my Parkinson’s?

Sunday July 29, 2012

Coenzyme Q (CoQ10) is and over the counter dietary supplement. Our body’s cells produce Coenzyme Q 10 but this decreases with age and some diseases like Parkinson’s.

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How do I treat my cough at night?

Tuesday July 24, 2012

I am interested in any suggestions that would help in regards to controlling a cough while sleeping at night. I have tried 1 & 2 pillows, drinking water, having a mint to keep my mouth moist and nothing works

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Parkinson’s fitness programs need to be tailored to the individual to get results

Saturday July 14, 2012

Begin by consulting with your medical exercise team (your healthcare provider, physical therapist and exercise trainer with medical expertise).

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Carrying the Olympic Torch for Parkinson’s today

Sunday July 08, 2012

Tom Isaacs age 44 carries the olympic through Welwyn Garden City today. With each step he will raise awareness about Parkinson’s and inspire others with his positive message, humour, inspiration and courage for people living with Parkinson’s disease and other chronic conditions.

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Coffee reduces risk of Parkinson’s. What about other foods?

Sunday June 24, 2012

A recent report at the 2012 American Academy Meeting suggested that greater than 3 large cups of coffee could protect against development of brain Lewy body disease.

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Facts about depression

Saturday June 16, 2012

Depression is a symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Find out more:

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How can I find a good doctor who is knowledgeable about PD and is caring as well? My doctor does not always listen.

Saturday June 16, 2012

This question was asked by a member of PDCommunity! It is important to find a clinician that is both knowledgeable, open to your ideas and empathic.

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Help for constipation

Tuesday June 12, 2012

More than half of individuals with Parkinson’s have trouble with constipation. Constipation may even begin before the movement symptoms are noticeable, a pre-motor symptom.

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