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Parkinson’s puzzle looms

Thursday July 27, 2006

Colin Campbell left the support group for Parkinson’s disease in shock: Other patients were 20-30 years older, with symptoms much different from his own -- leading him to doubt, even disobey, his doctor’s treatment advice.

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Cyclist With Parkinson’s Will Join RAGBRAI

Thursday July 27, 2006

A cyclist hopes to meet Lance Armstrong next week during the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).

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Bobo: Parkinson’s and pesticide exposure

Thursday July 27, 2006

Parkinson’s disease, first described in the early 1800s by British physician James Parkinson as "shaking palsy," is among the most prevalent neurological disorders. In a recent article in Scientific American, "According to the United Nations, at least four million people worldwide have it; in North America, estimates run from 500,000 to one million, with about 50,000 diagnosed every year.

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Parkinson’s-afflicted ‘God Squad’ priest focuses on finding a cure

Thursday July 27, 2006

Why an affliction like Parkinson’s disease could happen to someone is "one of the most difficult questions to answer from a spiritual point of view," said Msgr. Thomas Hartman, a Rockville Centre diocesan priest who is co-host of TV’s "The God Squad."

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Parkinson’s ’improve life’ through exercise therapy

Thursday July 27, 2006

Fred Halat, 88, barely could sway his hip. He was much better at attempting a deep-throated laugh — that seemed to animate a face that too often has been blank, because of the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

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Time sensitive

Thursday July 27, 2006

Brenda Davies knows about medication. The former Cambridge University secretary was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 13 years ago and now takes 15 tablets every day to help with her speech, mobility and concentration.

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Head injury may increase risk of Parkinson’s

Thursday July 27, 2006

A new study supports the hypothesis that head injury increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In the study, which included twin pairs in which one twin had PD and the other did not, head injuries of mild-to-moderate severity were associated with a threefold increased risk of PD developing several decades later.

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Sisters’ storm across desert for love of dad

Thursday July 27, 2006

UNTIL four years ago, Clair Rudd and Diana Patrick’s dad had excellent posture and loved nothing better than fiddling about with machinery in his garage.

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Parkinson’s Apathy Without Depression

Thursday July 20, 2006

A new study reveals patients with Parkinson disease do not have to have depression to in order to experience apathy. Apathy is described as a loss of motivation, loss of interest and loss of effortful behavior. The mood is neutral and there is a sense of indifference.

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Neurologists Can Improve ’Deep Brain’ Therapy for Parkinson’s

Thursday July 20, 2006

Neurologists with expertise in a therapy called deep brain stimulation can help improve outcomes for Parkinson’s disease patients undergoing the treatment, a Canadian study finds.

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