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On the scent of Parkinson’s disease

Friday October 30, 2015

That shaking that you felt over the last few weeks was the Parkinson’s Disease world getting rocked by the news that a Scottish woman can detect PD by a subtle “musky” odor given off by those afflicted with the disorder. This is good, if typically weird, Parkinson’s news.

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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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Notes on Hope

Friday August 28, 2015

September 26, 2015 is the day the NWPF’s Annual HOPE Conference will be held. I, like many of you have already registered to attend. Since signing up I have found myself reflecting and initiating conversations on what hope means to us, PWPs, and to our care partners.

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Boom Go Parkinson’s Costs

Friday June 12, 2015

The drastic increase of the national economic burden of PD has proven to be the result of the inflation of the elderly population (the Baby Boomers generation). We could reduce costs by hundreds of millions through by delaying disease progression by 30%.

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Examples of living your best

Friday April 17, 2015

I want to highlight some of the things being done by individuals all over North America in an attempt to lighten the burden of Parkinson's. These are just a few of the individuals in the world who are striving to help those of us with Parkinson's 'Live Your Best'.

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Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) Report

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Parkinson's Action Network (PAN) is the political presence for all the major organizations representing Parkinson's in the US. With offices in the other Washington, its staff cultivates relationships that are important to the PD community, keeps tabs on legislation and lobbies on our behalf.

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Three Huge Changes for People with Parkinson's

Friday March 13, 2015

There are three components to recent changes in the experience and treatment of Parkinson's, all of which have the promise to contribute greatly to the care and everyday quality of life experienced by those of us with PD.

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Stem cells-what are they and how are they made?

Friday August 23, 2013

Stem cells are immature cells in the body that have the potential to turn into many different cell types. Cells like this are important to the growth and development of a fetus. They also help the body repair and rejuvenate cells that are damaged. Stem cells come from different sources

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Is your environment a high risk PD zone?

Thursday July 25, 2013

Is there a toxin or something in the environment that causes Parkinson’s?

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