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Tests Predict Falls in Parkinson's Patients

Thursday June 24, 2010

Basic, simple tests can help predict which Parkinson’s disease patients are most likely to fall, leading to injury, reduced mobility, and a higher probability of nursing home care, a new study finds.

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Abnormal Side Effects from Parkinson Meds Explained

Thursday June 24, 2010

For years, a small set of Parkinson patients have experienced a bizarre side effect from medications that changes personality and provokes risky behavior.

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Sergey Brin’s Search for a Parkinson’s Cure

Thursday June 24, 2010

Several evenings a week, after a day’s work at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, Sergey Brin drives up the road to a local pool. There, he changes into swim trunks, steps out on a 3-meter springboard, looks at the water below, and dives.

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Simulation on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall shows effects of Parkinson's Disease

Wednesday June 23, 2010

When Paul Brown is walking, he sometimes feels as if one of his legs is suddenly glued to the ground. Rocking back and forth might gets his leg moving again, but sometimes only sheer concentration will get him going.

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Higher pesticide levels in blood linked to Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday June 23, 2010

A recently conducted research has exposed strong evidence to prove a link between development of Parkinson’s disease and pesticide presence in the blood of the patients.

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Spine Stimulation May Benefit Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may have relief from symptoms associated with the condition in the near future, according to a study presented at the 2010 American Society for Stereotactical and Functional Neurosurgery.

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Making acoustic guitars for solace

Wednesday June 23, 2010

There's a small wooden sign in the workshop where Dan Jones builds his acoustic guitars. It says, "Whatever you do, do your work heartily as for the Lord rather than for men."

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When dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease I decided to make documentary about condition

Wednesday June 23, 2010

LIKE many people with Parkinson's disease, Louis Ramsay knew very little about the condition before he was diagnosed with it.

But the 78-year-old, from East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, had to learn quickly, along with his wife Jean and their family, as the debilitating disease began to take its toll.

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A drive to dive, to fight disease

Thursday June 17, 2010

BALDWIN, WIS. - Kevin Burkart was planning to jump from a plane 200 times in a single day on Wednesday, beginning before dawn and finishing at sunset.

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Simulation shows effects of Parkinson's Disease

Thursday June 17, 2010

When Paul Brown is walking, he sometimes feels as if one of his legs is suddenly glued to the ground. Rocking back and forth might gets his leg moving again, but sometimes only sheer concentration will get him going.

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