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The U.S. Senate Declares April "Parkinson's Awareness Month."

Friday March 30, 2012

With a resolution introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Johnny Isaakson (R-GA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the Senate declared:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, that the Senate—
(1) supports the designation of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month;
(2) supports the goals and ideals of Parkinson's Awareness Month;
(3) continues to support research to find better treatments, and eventually, a cure for Parkinson's disease;
(4) recognizes the people living with Parkinson's who participate in vital clinical trials to advance knowledge of the disease; and
(5) commends the dedication of local and regional organizations, volunteers, and millions of Americans across the country working to improve the quality of life of persons living with Parkinson's disease and their families.

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Parkinson’s patients give disease a workout

Friday March 30, 2012

Don and Cathy Crowe started exercising shortly after they were married eight years ago. At that time, the Vancouver couple didn’t know that Don Crowe would be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 and that exercise would be a key part of his treatment plan.

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Mobility Tools Ease Daily Lives of Those with Parkinson's

Friday March 30, 2012

"As the Parkinson's community takes action in April to raise awareness, we remind readers to support a cure by hosting or attending a fundraising event in your community," says Wilson. "It's also important to educate yourself and others about living with Parkinson's."

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U of M Researchers Study Parkinson's Disease, Treatment

Tuesday March 27, 2012

University of Minnesota researchers are attempting to slow the onset of Parkinson’s disease and understand more about how it affects people.

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UCH boasts solid strides in Parkinson’s treatment

Tuesday March 27, 2012

Shortly after Cherise Bowers received Deep Brain Stimulation surgery to combat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in late 2010, she walked down the street to pick up her son from a nearby friend’s house.

The boy was kicking around a soccer ball, and Bowers ran up to him and playfully kicked it away, stealing the ball.

The boy’s jaw dropped in shock.

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Curcumin shows promise in Parkinson's disease

Monday March 26, 2012

Although it’s premature to start taking curcumin to treat Parkinson’s disease, the popular culinary compound found in the spice turmeric has shown promise in battling the neurodegenerative disease. Approximately 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, with 50,000 to 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

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Parkinson's Benches Petrick, But He's Still Not Out

Monday March 26, 2012

If Ben Petrick's career had gone the way the scouts expected, he'd still be in his prime — a star baseball player, maybe even a megastar. He came up to the majors as a catcher for the Colorado Rockies in 2000 with speed, power, a fine arm and maybe a better head for the game.

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Parkinson's Disease Support Group Forming

Monday March 26, 2012

Hoquiam, WA - A support group is forming for Harborites affected by Parkinson's Desease. If you have Parkinson Disease or are a caregiver and would like to learn more about being part of a PD support group, please call Betsy Seidel at 533-5968.
The first PDSG meeting will be at the Hoquiam Timberland Library's downstairs meeting room tomorrow from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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10 Early signs of Parkinsons That Doctors Often Miss

Monday March 26, 2012

Let's be honest: A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be pretty unnerving. In fact, an April 2011 survey by the National Parkinson's Foundation revealed that people will avoid visiting the doctor to discuss Parkinson's even when experiencing worrisome symptoms, such as a tremor.

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Sleep disorder linked to memory problems

Tuesday March 20, 2012

An Australian scientist has found that people with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) have twice the risk of developing memory problems or Parkinson's disease compared to people without the disorder.

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