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Parkinson's nurse 'a dream' for Warwickshire sufferers

Monday November 23, 2009

A woman who has cared for her husband with Parkinson's disease for more than a decade is hoping the appointment of a specialist nurse will help the couple and others in the same situation.

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New options for Parkinson's treatment

Monday November 23, 2009

Patients with Parkinson’s here in the Valley have a new option for treatment. MeritCare has started the L-S-V-T Big program and just a few months in, it's making a big difference in the lives of patients. Last night, our friend, former WDAY Anchor Marv Bossart shared his courageous story as he battles this difficult disease. Tonight, how Big and the L-S-V-T Loud program are giving Marv back and others like him what Parkinson's threatens to steal away.

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Bad Kitty Friday No. 108

Monday November 23, 2009

It isn’t a surprise that often things don’t go as well as you plan when you have PD. How do you deal with yourself and your world when Bad Kitty attacks and makes things worse?

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GINA, an all-encompassing genetics anti-discrimination law, takes effect

Monday November 23, 2009

In what can be considered the first all-encompassing workplace protection since the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) - an anti-discrimination law that bans discrimination of workers on the basis of genetic background - took effect on Saturday.

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Pair helps Parkinson's patients

Monday November 23, 2009

Retired University of Kansas professor Wil Linkugel was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease about 2 1/2 years ago. The degenerative disorder -- the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells -- caused his muscles to become rigid and slowed his movement.

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Experts warn against stem cell tourism

Monday November 23, 2009

Stem cell specialists are warning of the dangers of medical tourism, saying unproven stem cell therapy overseas could leave patients worse off.

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Genome Study Reveals New Links to Parkinson’s

Monday November 23, 2009

Affordable genetic testing continues to enable scientists to find exciting new discoveries that may help doctors predict, prevent, and treat disease.

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Disease can’t slow Roach’s ascent

Thursday November 19, 2009

His head tilts to the right. When he walks, a foot drags a little behind him. His hands tremble. His voice is shaky. Freddie Roach is 49 and has been fighting Parkinson’s disease for 17 years.

There are times he looks it.

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Protein blocks cell death in neurons

Thursday November 19, 2009

One million people in the U.S. alone currently suffer from a disease that James Parkinson, a British General Practitioner, first described in 1817 as "the Shaking Palsy." Later renamed for him, Parkinson's disease (PD) now presents itself as one of the most well-known, devastating and debilitating motor disorders.

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How Manny saved the life of his mentor and master

Thursday November 19, 2009

While it isn’t exactly fatal, the degenerative disorder puts its victim through enough hell so that he sees everything in context. Sports, the battle of wins and losses, becomes a trivial pursuit when viewed alongside life. Roach surely understands context.

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