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Parkinson’s Disease Won’t Stop Granite City Man

April 14, 2013 12:15 am • Jim Merkel It’s 4 a.m., but Mark Whitehead is wide awake, playing Sweet Judy Blue Eyes on his guitar in his basement studio. When he’s done, he might work on his artwork with colored pencils, watercolor or oils; tinker with the recordings he’s made of his music or […]

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Discovering New Causes of Parkinson’s

A new study suggests that exposure to the common industrial solvent TCE or trichloroethylene may lead to Parkinson’s disease. Host Steve Curwood speaks with Dr. Samuel Goldman of The Parkinson’s Institute in California about the disease and how his team identified potential environmental causes. Read Full Story

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Younger Parkinson’s Patients Opt For Surgical Treatment

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In my opinion, some of NBC’s Nancy Snyderman reporting was unintentionally inaccurate or misleading when she said that: 1. DBS delivers “shocks” to the brain: This might imply that a DBS recipient would experience a sensation of “shocks” but that is not the […]

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Max Little: A Test For Parkinson’s With a Phone Call

Parkinson’s disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide, causing weakness and tremors, but there’s no objective way to detect it early on. Yet. Applied mathematician and TED Fellow Max Little is testing a simple, cheap tool that in trials is able to detect Parkinson’s with 99 percent accuracy — in a 30-second phone call. Max Little […]

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My Father, My Brother And Me

In 2004, FRONTLINE correspondent Dave Iverson received the same news that had been delivered to his father and older brother years earlier: He had Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans, the causes of which remain largely unknown and the cure for which has proved frustratingly elusive. In My […]

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Keeping Parkinson’s Disease a Secret

By Kate Yandell July 9, 2012 When Nancy Mulhearn learned she had Parkinson’s disease seven years ago, she kept the diagnosis mostly to herself, hiding it from friends, colleagues — even, at first, her mother, sister and teenage children. After seven months, she decided she had to tell her family, and they settled into an […]

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Physical & Occupational Therapy for Parkinson Disease: The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG™

You are invited to attend a two-hour interactive symposium on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease (PD). This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members and friends, and other healthcare professionals who want to learn more about movement and PD to […]

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