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Care to Tango? Parkinson’s and Dance

A new article has been put out on the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson Disease.  “Within the context of the dance, people with Parkinson’s get to practice again and again things they have trouble with, without realizing they’re actually practicing,” says Gammon Earhart, who has seniors dancing for fun, exercise and intriguing improvements in their […]

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The Link Between Smell Loss and Parkinson’s Disease

As you may know, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is a study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to identify one or more biomarkers, or indicators, of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Understanding risk factors of PD, such as smell loss, could help to identify therapies that may prevent the onset of motor symptoms in […]

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Wiens Family Shows Bravery in the Face of Parkinson Disease

By Kay Quinn Healthbeat Reporter ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Parkinson disease affects a million Americans. Actor Michael J. Fox has it, and St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck was diagnosed before his death in 2002. Now, you can help support those with Parkinson by playing in a golf tournament to raise money for research and support […]

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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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