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LIFE: Love helps overcome Parkinson's disease

Thursday September 17, 2009

Georgette Langlois, 74, helps her husband, Leo Paul, 76, live with the effects of Parkinson s.

Georgette Langlois says it keeps you on your guard all the time. In fact, she likens it to having a job and being on call 24 hours a day.

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Massage Therapy’s Benefits for Parkinson’s Patients

Thursday September 17, 2009

When dealing with a progressive disease like Parkinson’s it’s good to explore all options of treatments as medicines such as dopamine agonists and Levodopa gradually wear off and symptoms become more pronounced and debilitating.

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Opening up about living with Parkinson's disease; tone never self-congratulatory

Thursday September 17, 2009

Celebrity autobiographies should always be approached with a degree of caution. Very often they promise disclosure and honesty, only to leave readers disappointed.

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Rasagiline Is Effective for Fatigue Symptoms Associated With Early Parkinson's Disease: Presented at EFNS

Thursday September 17, 2009

Rasagiline appears to be an effective treatment for symptoms of fatigue in patients with early Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a study presented here at the 13th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS).

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Designing a new way to cope

Thursday September 10, 2009

MY HEALTH EXPERIENCE: When an artist develops Parkinson’s disease, he has to find a new way to express himself within his new limits. This is 80-year-old Jan de Fouw’s story, as told to SYLVIA THOMPSON

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Consenting After the Fact?

Thursday September 10, 2009

I got this mailing from my friends at the Neurology Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center a couple weeks ago. It was another revision in the standard consent form they keep on file for the clinical trial in which I’m involved — a Phase I trial of deep brain stimulation in early Parkinson’s disease.

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Researchers Find Natural Help for Arthritis and Parkinson’s Disease: Curry Spice and Grapes

Thursday September 10, 2009

The national Neuroscience 2008 conference is underway in Washington, D.C., presenting cutting edge research on the whole spectrum of diseases impacting the brain and nervous system. Breaking news from Johns Hopkins scientists presented at the meeting suggests several natural substances could be effective in treating or preventing some of these ills. Specifically, curry spice may protect the brain from Parkinson’s disease (PD) and plain table grapes appear to reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.

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Why Quitting Smoking is So Hard!

Thursday September 10, 2009

Smoking is linked to cancer, emphysema and heart disease. It’s no secret that smoking deteriorates one’s health, yet kicking the bad habit remains a difficult task. New research reveals how your own memories may make quitting even harder.

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Antibiotic can turn off transplanted genes in brain

Thursday September 10, 2009

A pair of genes transplanted into the brains of lab rats can lead to the production of a neurochemical that is in short supply in many people with Parkinson's disease.

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When and how do I tell the person I'm dating that I have a chronic illness?

Thursday September 10, 2009

Having a chronic illness is a difficult reality to accept because chronic is characterized by an ailment that is consistent or recurring. Included in this category are illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Cancer, Lupus and Multiple scleroses to name a few.

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