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Illness interrupts (book excerpt: Life in the Balance)

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Thomas Graboys, MD, 64, was a renowned Boston cardiologist before Parkinson's disease and dementia forced him to stop practicing. His book chronicles the drastic change from doctor to patient.

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Vital to raise awareness of Parkinson's

Wednesday December 17, 2008

I RECENTLY had the privilege of speaking in a Parliamentary debate on Parkinson's disease.

It was an opportunity to congratulate the Parkinson's Disease Society's Ayrshire branch, on the sterling job that it does in raising awareness of Parkinson's at a local level.

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Moe: Journalist's project on Parkinson's is personal

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Dave Iverson, the longtime Wisconsin Public Television journalist now based in San Francisco, has a new documentary set to air nationally on PBS in early February.

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Single Virus Used To Convert Adult Cells To Embryonic Stem Cell-like Cells

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Whitehead Institute researchers have greatly simplified the creation of so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, cutting the number of viruses used in the reprogramming process from four to one. Scientists hope that these embryonic stem-cell-like cells could eventually be used to treat such ailments as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

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Older Drugs Better at Fighting Depression in Parkinson's Patients

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Antidepressants that treat multiple brain receptors may be better at treating depression in people with Parkinson's disease than medications that block only the serotonin receptor, a new study says.

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Fading Sense Of Smell May Signal Parkinson's Disease

Thursday December 11, 2008

Many individuals with Parkinson's disease are able to recall losing their sense of smell well before the onset of more commonly recognized symptoms such as tremors, impaired dexterity, speech problems, memory loss and decreased cognitive ability.

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HealthFirst-Battling Parkinson's

Thursday December 11, 2008

A new kind of therapy is helping some people "beat" Parkinson's disease -- literally.

Boxing gloves are becoming a formidable opponent of the disease. It certainly is not a cure, but boxing does seem to help some patients with movement and frustration.

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Speaker urges Parkinson's patients to seek resources

Thursday December 11, 2008

"Do what you can to hold on to you." That was the final word of advice Tuesday to the local Parkinson's support group from a specialist in the field.

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Research on parrots by Genesee County dermatologist could provide clues to human neuromotor disorders

Thursday December 11, 2008

A curious dermatologist and a dead parrot have helped unlock the secrets of a virus that has eluded animal researchers for decades.

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ASU study aims to fight symptoms of Parkinson's

Thursday December 11, 2008

Although many wouldn’t think ski poles could fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), a new Arizona State University study is trying to prove just that.

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