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Island group brings national ‘Dance for PD’ to Vashon

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Islanders with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders will have the opportunity to dance this week when teachers from the Seattle-based Dance for PD program offer a class on Vashon.

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Parkinson’s and good eating

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Parkinson’s disease is becoming more common, particularly as the Australian population ages. Figures from 2011 suggest it affects about 64,000 people, with about 6600 living in aged care facilities.

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Kiszla: NFL great Forrest Gregg in new battle vs. Parkinson's

Wednesday May 30, 2012

When football legend Forrest Gregg opened the envelope, the last thing he expected was a love letter from Chicago. Aren't the Bears supposed to hate the Packers?

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Music changed life for amputee

Wednesday May 30, 2012

Kevin Higgins lost part of a leg in a motorcycle accident 15 years ago. But it was music that changed the course of his life.

Now he's won the prestigious Jefferson Award for using music to help others.

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Dundee University scientists make Parkinson's disease breakthrough

Wednesday May 30, 2012

The findings have been unveiled following a decade of dedicated research at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the university.

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New pump may revolutionize Parkinson's disease treatment

Wednesday May 23, 2012

For the past 12 years, 69-year-old Bob Van Housen has been living with Parkinson’s disease. At first, in order to control his symptoms, Van Housen took a medication called levodopa.

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Clinical trial participation might help discover a cure for Parkinson’s

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Clinical trials are central to Parkinson's disease (PD) treatment breakthroughs and, ultimately, a cure. Unfortunately, 30 percent of clinical trials fail to recruit a single volunteer. Recruitment difficulties plague the vast majority of trials, resulting in greater expenses and delayed action, but by participating in a clinical study, you can be part of the solution.

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Songbird's 'learning hub' may offer cure for Parkinson's

Wednesday May 23, 2012

A peek into the 'learning hub' of a songbird's brain, may help scientists figure out new ways to treat neurological disorders that impair movement like Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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Michael J. Fox Looks Past Stem Cells in Search For Parkinson’s Cure

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Michael J. Fox, whose turn from Parkinson’s disease patient to scientific crusader made him one of the country’s most visible advocates for stem cell research, now believes the controversial therapy may not ultimately yield a cure for his disease, he told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.

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Portland Parkinson's choir gives joy and perhaps symptom relief, to patients

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Eight voices rise softly to sing. "As we travel down this weary road, we need strength to carry on our load."

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