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If you have Parkinson's, you are not alone...

Thursday March 18, 2010

Tony Phillips was walking down the street when his body gave the first tell-tale sign that something was not quite right.

“I was walking along and my left foot started slapping on the ground,” said the 70-year-old, of Brackla, Bridgend

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Unshaken by Parkinson's Disease, Minnesota Man Hopes to Move Research a Step Closer to Cure With New York 'Walk'

Thursday March 18, 2010

On April 24, Plymouth, Minnesota resident Mike Justak will join thousands who will assemble in New York City's Central Park to "walk" on behalf of those with the incurable Parkinson's disease(PD). His effort is entitled "Mike's Walk for PD" which hopes to raise funds while increasing awareness of the disease.

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Parkinson's sufferers call for government help

Thursday March 18, 2010

Sydney, AS - Three women with Parkinson's disease have called on the federal government to do more to help sufferers like them cope with the trauma of contracting the disease early in life.

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Evaluating all Medicare plan options can help people with disabilities reduce healthcare costs

Thursday March 18, 2010

Nearly 8 million former workers have disabilities so severe that they rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, and an estimated 3.3 million more will apply for disability benefits this year. For these people and others suffering from serious conditions and disabilities, taking the right steps quickly to manage costs is essential for their financial and health well-being, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security disability representation and Medicare plan selection services.

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7 Ways to Beat Depression for Seniors

Thursday March 18, 2010

Roughly a quarter of people age 65 or older suffer from depression. More than half of doctor's visits by the elderly involve complaints of emotional distress. Twenty percent of suicides in this country are committed by seniors, with the highest success rate belonging to older, white men. According to a recent report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, depression is one of the major causes of decline in the health-related quality of life for senior citizens.

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Early warning signs of Parkinson's

Thursday March 11, 2010

Researchers in New Haven are trying to determine the early warning signs of Parkinson's disease, a chronic movement disorder. Preliminary results indicate that your sense of smell could determine your risk.

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Movement disorder symptoms are lessened by an antibiotic

Thursday March 11, 2010

Discovery of an antibiotic's capacity to improve cell function in laboratory tests is providing movement disorder researchers with leads to more desirable molecules with potentially similar traits, according to University of Alabama scientists co-authoring a paper publishing March 10 in the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms.

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Parkinson's impairs emotional communication; one treatment may make that worse

Thursday March 11, 2010

People with Parkinson’s disease often can’t differentiate between a sweet smile or an angry grimace, a warm welcome or a rude remark. And one of the major treatments may be making this worse, according to new research.

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Advil May Reduce Parkinson’s Risk

Thursday March 11, 2010

The anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen may act as a neuroprotective agent against the risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Virtual reality offers insight into Parkinson's disease

Thursday March 11, 2010

A world first study on how thinking tasks impact on the 'freezing' of feet often experienced by people with Parkinson's Disease (PD) will lead to new directions for targeting therapy.

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