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Even when speech is impaired, singing often possible

Thursday December 29, 2011

It's open mic night at the Red Tomato & House of Lamb in Palm Springs, and Wayne Curtis has taken the stage to sing one of his favorites.

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Scientists identify a novel therapy with potential for treating Parkinson's disease

Wednesday December 28, 2011

The research, published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, involved molecular virologists working in collaboration with neuroscientists to share their expertise across disciplines.

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Big moves help Parkinson's patients

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Just a few weeks ago Tom Mitcham could only shuffle down the hallway, and Eileen Lane easily lost her balance; both suffer from Parkinson's disease.

But four weeks of a unique type of therapy have made a big difference.

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Cellular Protection Mechanism To Halt Parkinson’s

Wednesday December 28, 2011

A novel therapy for Parkinson’s disease seeks to make use of the way the mitochondria is protected from common viruses.

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Hope exists for Parkinson’s

Wednesday December 21, 2011

For those in Lacombe and the surrounding area who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, or is a family member or caregiver for someone with Parkinson's, there is hope, support and resources.

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Improving Visual Environment Can Aid Cognition

Wednesday December 21, 2011

A new study finds that a relatively simple intervention can lessen subtle vision problems associated with normal aging, Parkinson’s, or Alzheimer’s disease, and thus enhance cognitive function.

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"Key to Staying Active -- Stay Active!"

Wednesday December 21, 2011

"Do what you can until you can't. Then do something else," Parkinson's disease patient advises.

After 12 years with Parkinson's disease (PD), 57-year old Bill Schmalfeldt has this advice for newly-diagnosed Parkinson's patients.

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Diagnosing Parkinson’s before symptoms start

Wednesday December 21, 2011

A way to diagnose Parkinson’s disease — before symptoms even start — is being tested by McMaster researchers.

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Parkinson's and dance: An unusual partnership unites

Wednesday December 14, 2011

The two things that have brought Michael and Roslyn Lieb closer together couldn't be more different: Parkinson's disease and dance, one slowly taking away, the other giving back in ways they never imagined.

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Michael J. Fox Calls on Parkinson's Patients to Join "Fox Trial Finder" in New Issue of Neurology Now

Wednesday December 14, 2011

In his continued quest to outfox Parkinson's disease, actor Michael J. Fox is calling on people with Parkinson's and those without the disease to join the Fox Trial Finder, a new web tool that connects volunteers with clinical trials that desperately need Parkinson's patients to test new drugs and other treatments.

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