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Author to launch book for Parkinson's research

Wednesday December 22, 2010

Bill Trewin has Parkinson's disease, but does not let Parkinson's have him. If you like that quote, his new book is full of many more like it.

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The man who walked 70 miles to help schools is still moving, taking part in the battle against Parkinson's

Wednesday December 15, 2010

Clackamas resident Dick Millington isn't walking dozens of miles at a time anymore, but that doesn't mean that his recent diagnosis with Parkinson's disease is slowing him down much.

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'The Department of Cures': It's really up to us.

Wednesday December 15, 2010

YEARS AGO, diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS presented patients with an imminent death sentence. While there's no doubt that receiving a diagnosis of serious illness remains a life-changer, today, many patients with conditions like these can look forward to a much brighter prognosis, thanks to new and better therapies and the researchers who've dedicated their lives to developing them.

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Treatment, Severity of Parkinsons' Symptoms Vary by Economic Status and Race

Wednesday December 15, 2010

African Americans and those with lower socioeconomic status appear to have more severe parkinsonism with greater levels of disability, according to a report posted online that will appear in the April 2011 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Doctor: Don't throw out that vitamin D just yet

Wednesday December 15, 2010

Dr. Mark Gostine urges people living in West Michigan not to be hasty in giving vitamin D supplements the heave-ho following a newly issued government study.

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Tiny device, big impact on chronic pain

Wednesday December 15, 2010

Australian scientists are working on a tiny device that promises to have a big impact on treating chronic pain.

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S. Elgin man successfully fighting Parkinson's

Wednesday December 15, 2010

Lee Bender was overweight, suffering from painful gout and arthritis, and trying to mend a broken heart after his wife of 49 years died of breast cancer.

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TOXIC CAUSES OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Wednesday December 08, 2010

There are now fourteen known toxic causes of Parkinson's Disease : pesticides (Paraquat, Rotenone, Maneb), solvents (Trichloroethylene, Toluene, N-Hexane, Carbon disulfide), MPTP, Mercury, Manganese, Copper, Carbon monoxide, Lead, Cyanide.

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Eating blueberries, blackberries 'ward off Alzheimer's, heart problems'

Wednesday December 08, 2010

Consuming purple coloured fruit can keep age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, heart problems and cancer at bay, according to a new study.

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Tooth cells can fix your brain

Wednesday December 08, 2010

The solution to memory loss in your old age might lie in that errant wisdom tooth.

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