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Test for Parkinson's Promising

Wednesday April 30, 2008

A test that profiles molecular biomarkers in the blood could become an accurate diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

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Eyes could be a window to your health

Wednesday April 30, 2008

It's an eye scan of the future, and it could reveal diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's before symptoms even appear.
The saying goes, "The eyes are the window to the soul." It turns out your eyes may also be a window to your health. Now a new technology shows us just what your eyes reveal.

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Davis Phinney celebrates his biggest win (so far)

Monday April 28, 2008

Last Friday was a bad day for Parkinson's Disease.

Last month I wrote about America's First Family of cycling. Its handsome, hard-luck patriarch is Davis Phinney. One of the greatest riders in American history, he was diagnosed eight years ago with young-onset Parkinson's Disease. He's battled ferociously since then, but the Body Snatcher (his coinage) has taken its toll.

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Stepping Closer to a Parkinson's Cure

Monday April 28, 2008

My sense of smell vanished and I didn't question it. When my handwriting turned illegible, I blamed it on too much typing. But after I started losing my voice and became inexplicably tongue-tied, I phoned a neurologist.

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Results of a Parkinson's Disease study diminishes hope

Monday April 28, 2008

Researcher Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D., from Rush University Medical Center, published in the Apr. 6 issue of Nature Medicine a verdict that seemed to dim the hope of many people affected by Parkinson's Disease.

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Adapting to new forms

Sunday April 27, 2008

More than 30 years as a college mathematics professor did not prepare Dan Sankowsky for becoming a statistic. Approximately 40,000 Americans develop Parkinson's disease each year; a fraction of those will develop camptocormia, an abnormal bending of the body. Sankowsky has both.

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Potato fields, pesticides and Parkinson's

Friday April 25, 2008

Steve Morris didn't notice his left arm had stopped swinging when he walked; a buddy pointed it out. But his symptoms, including a tremor in his left hand, soon worsened, and by the time the community college teacher went to see a doctor two years ago, he was pretty sure the diagnosis would be Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson's Disease sufferer Tom Isaacs takes 130-mile walk in his stride

Friday April 25, 2008

TO walk the length of the Leeds to Liverpool canal is a remarkable feat for anyone - but for Parkinson's disease sufferer Tom Isaacs, it was a triumph.

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Tai Chi Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Thursday April 24, 2008

A new treatment for Parkinson's Disease is an age-old exercise from 14th century China. And Shands Hospital is now introducing it to patients.

Doctors there say Tai Chi helps ease the symptoms of Parkinson's for patients like Lowell Salter.

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Ex-police chief holds honorary event post

Thursday April 24, 2008

This time, it's personal. Bruce McDermott, retired Visalia police chief, has spent his retirement putting in hard work and long hours as a volunteer for many local organizations. But helping with the Parkinson's Unity Walk is a more personal part of his remarkable retirement.

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