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Living with early onset Parkinson’s

Thursday September 30, 2010

Five to 10 percent of the estimated 50,000 Americans living with Parkinson’s disease each year are under the age of 50. It’s called “early onset Parkinson’s."

Two people suffering from “early onset Parkinson’s" shared their stories with CNN Radio’s Jim Roope.

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Gene explains coffee's effects on Parkinson's-study

Thursday September 30, 2010

Researchers have found a gene that may explain why coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson's disease for some people, and that might explain why some experimental drugs do not appear to be working.

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Young Parkinson's patients have long-term challenges

Thursday September 30, 2010

Last fall, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway came to Pittsburgh to shoot the film "Love and Other Drugs," based on Jamie Reidy's 2005 memoir, "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

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Walking poles give people with Parkinson's a leg up

Thursday September 30, 2010

Q: My husband has Parkinson's disease and is frustrated by the difficulty this has created when wanting to walk for exercise. I have heard that walking poles are helpful.

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Muhammad Ali returns to the gym where he became a champ

Thursday September 30, 2010

Muhammad Ali returned to the place where he became Muhammad Ali. He came home to the 5th Street Gym.

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Talking while walking harder for Parkinson's patients

Thursday September 23, 2010

People with Parkinson's disease are at increased risk for falls with injury because they have more trouble walking and talking, according to a new Florida State University study.

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Is genetic testing for you?

Thursday September 23, 2010

Do you know what your genetic ancestry is? Do you know what diseases you're at risk for?

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WWU show explores life with Parkinson's

Thursday September 23, 2010

There's a moment in "Stories from Jim and Jo" in which Jim Lortz sits in a chair, slowly and wearily stands, raises his arms over his head and bellows.


It is a sound of rage, of fear, of loss.

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Brain cell communication: Why it's so fast

Thursday September 23, 2010

Billions of brain cells are communicating at any given moment. Like an organic supercomputer they keep everything going, from breathing to solving riddles, and "programming errors" can lead to serious conditions such as schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Smart Living: Sorting Parkinson's facts from fiction

Thursday September 23, 2010

Michael J. Fox is credited with bringing Parkinson's disease into the spotlight, but there are still a lot of unknowns about the disease.

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