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Disease doesn't stop big game hunter

Thursday October 30, 2008

When Dr. Donald Butler was afflicted with Parkinson's disease six years ago, he faced a real choice: Fold his tent and stay home in Easton or continue a life of adventure.

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Locals with Parkinson's disease hold fundraiser for support, awareness

Thursday October 30, 2008

There are days Israel Robledo wakes up and feels completely normal.

He’ll try to stay very still for a few moments, worried that movement will incite the shaking that defines his Parkinson’s disease on the outside. But inevitably, he said, it always returns.

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Tackling Parkinson's head on

Thursday October 30, 2008

Yesterday he was sharing his experience of battling against Parkinson's Disease.

Now living in Australia, Mr Dawkins spoke frankly to about 50 people at the Timaru District Library about living with the disease and the life-changing surgery he had to combat it.

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Former teacher artfully prolonging passion

Thursday October 30, 2008

In the predawn hours of Jan. 28, 2005, unable to fall sleep, Lou DeCaro sat up in bed, pondering what to do with the rest of his life.

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Good night's sleep is target of researchers

Thursday October 30, 2008

CAMBRIDGE researchers aim to end the misery of sleep disorders suffered by people with Parkinson's disease.

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Parkinson's society welcomes self-referrals plan

Thursday October 30, 2008

New plan said to bring hope to many people living with Parkinson's disease, who will now await further details which are to be released next month.

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Two New Dosage Strengths Of Stalevo(R) Approved In The U.S. Provide Greater Dosing Flexibility For People With Parkinson's Disease

Thursday October 30, 2008

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced the launch of two new FDA-approved dosage strengths of Stalevo(R) (carbidopa, levodopa and entacapone), which is indicated for certain people with Parkinson's disease who experience end-of-dose "wearing off".

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Guild gets behind ‘Get It On Time’ Parkinson's Msg

Thursday October 30, 2008

Pharmacy Guild gets behind Parkinson’s NZ ‘Get It On Time’ message

Parkinson’s New Zealand and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand are joining forces to promote the ‘Get It On Time’ campaign during Parkinson’s Awareness Week (1-7 November, 2008).

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Avis Presents 2008 Spirit Awards to Athletes Driven to Succeed at ING New York City Marathon

Thursday October 30, 2008

New York Road Runners and Avis Rent A Car System, LLC, announced today that Yannick Benjamin and Alyssa Johnson have won the Avis Spirit Award in conjunction with the ING New York City Marathon 2008.

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The Retail DNA Test

Thursday October 30, 2008

Before meeting with Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of a consumer gene-testing service called 23andMe, I knew just three things about her: she's pregnant, she's married to Google's Sergey Brin, and she went to Yale

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