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Are Pesticides Causing Parkinson's Disease?

Thursday June 25, 2009

Jackie Christensen was 32 when her body began to betray her. She had just returned to work after the birth of her second son and when she tried to type, two fingers on her left hand refused to cooperate. "They wouldn't go where I would want them to on the keyboard," says Christensen, who at the time -- it was 1997 -- was co-director of the food and health program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a Minneapolis think tank. "I also had what they frequently call frozen shoulder, with a very low range of motion in my left arm."

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Telemedicine a Boon for Parkinson's Patients

Thursday June 25, 2009

Telemedicine is giving Parkinson's Disease patients access to neurologists at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC)

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PHS grad studies Parkinson’s gene

Thursday June 25, 2009

Better treatment of Parkinson’s disease, which affects one in 100 people over the age of 60, would involve not only keeping the symptoms at bay, but slowing the death of cells and even reversing losses in function that have already occurred.

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Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Triggered by Brain Toxins

Thursday June 25, 2009

Many people fear losing their mental abilities as they age. If you were to develop a degenerative brain disease, your quality of life would inevitably fall.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Extreme Heat

Thursday June 25, 2009

What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating.

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Solitude Speeds Effects of Aging

Thursday June 25, 2009

An active social life may help elderly people fight the effects of aging.

A new study shows that older adults who seldom participate in social activities experience a faster rate of motor function decline than those with an active social life.

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Training a Light on Brain Disease

Thursday June 25, 2009

Seeking more precise ways to take control of nerve cells and probe the mind, researchers are lighting up the brain. Using flashes of light delivered via fiber optics threaded through the skull, they have made mice run in circles and flies flap their wings.

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Actor/activist Fox 'looking up' despite Parkinson's

Thursday June 25, 2009

There are many words to describe Michael J. Fox: Actor. Husband. Father. Activist. But readers of "Always Looking Up" will add another to the list: Optimist.

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Don't Endanger Your Life: New Study Reveals the Vitamin You Can't Ignore

Thursday June 25, 2009

Mom sure knew what she was talking about when she made sure you took your vitamin every day. Unfortunately, you may have left that habit at the breakfast table since growing up. A recent study showed that a shocking 25 percent of American adults are deficient in a very important vitamin. Are you? Keep reading to find out how you might actually be putting your life in danger by being deficient.

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Family doctor: Back problems are not related to Parkinson’s

Thursday June 25, 2009

Q: I injured my back in a fall on ice six years ago. I had surgery on my back in 2007, with three spacers inserted. I still have one disc that burst and bulged. Could this all cause Parkinson’s disease? I ask because my walking is very unstable.

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