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Education, Job May Be Associated With Parkinson’s Risk

Tuesday November 22, 2005

HIGHLY educated doctors could be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than manual workers who left school early, a new study has shown.

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Watertown Man with Parkinson’s Changes Community

Thursday November 17, 2005

12 years ago, life dealt Bill Ehlinger a serious blow.

"I remember crying a little bit, a few tears came to my eyes," he says.

Back then, Bill says he had the largest dental practice in Wisconsin with at least 10,000 patients. Then, at the height of his career, Bill developed Parkinson’s Disease.

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New technique may halt Parkinson’s

Thursday November 17, 2005

Australian scientists have identified a new technique that could stop Parkinson’s patients from developing debilitating symptoms.

Until recently there has been only one treatment for the disease and it is not always effective.

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Strokes of Brilliance

Thursday November 17, 2005

It’s been a long journey for Joseph Dawley, an artist who won’t let a debilitating disease stop him from doing what he loves.

Formerly a traditional painter in the Renaissance style, Joseph Dawley’s style changed when he developed Parkinson’s disease 30 years ago.

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Preventing Parkinson’s Symptoms May Be Possible

Thursday November 17, 2005

A trio of studies released this week at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting marks an important step toward treating the millions of people worldwide who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and the devastating effects of stroke.

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Restricting diet may reverse early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Thursday November 17, 2005

A new Oregon Health & Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center study suggests that early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients who lower their calorie intake may boost levels of an essential brain chemical lost from the neurodegenerative disorder.

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CIA concludes Castro has Parkinson’s disease

Thursday November 17, 2005

The CIA recently concluded that Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has warned U.S. policymakers to be ready for trouble if the 79-year-old ruler’s health erodes over the next few years.

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Day program for people with Parkinson’s disease

Thursday November 17, 2005

The American public became keenly aware of Parkinson’s disease when actor Michael J. Fox announced he had developed this chronic, progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder characterized by tremors, rigidity, slow movement, poor balance and difficulty walking. His courage and efforts not only stimulated research, but also made people aware of how devastating Parkinson’s is to the body and the many challenges it presents; however, it has been shown that a positive attitude, medication management for symptom relief, good nutrition, exercise and maintaining a daily routine is helpful in managing the disease for the long term.

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Parkinson’s Legislation Now in Congress

Wednesday November 09, 2005

Congressman Lane Evans, with the support of the Congressional Working Group on Parkinson’s Disease Co-Chairs, introduced HR 3550, the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Act Amendments of 2005. HR 3550, also called the Udall Act Amendments, is a bill to amend and strengthen the Morris K. Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Act of 1997, which many of our advocates successfully worked to enact.

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Wisconsin governor vetoes cloning ban

Tuesday November 08, 2005

Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed legislation Thursday banning human cloning, saying it would criminalize research that could one day cure diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Doyle, a Democrat, said the potential medical benefits of stem cell research were more important than concerns over "cells in a dish.’’

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