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Parkinsons Disease

A Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detec...

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...

How This Woman Is Thriving With Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty

This is one story from HuffPost Fifty's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkab...

May Our Faith Of A Cure Always Be Bigger Than Our Fears

Maura Horton | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maura Horton

The holidays are all about believing. 'Tis the season to take sheer delight in our small children's innocence and lovingly see the sparkle of somethi...

Commercial DNA Testing May Cause Harm, Scientific Studies Show (if You Read Through to the Study Limitations at the End)

Cecile Janssens | Posted 02.21.2015 | Science
Cecile Janssens

"No evidence of harm" is not the same as "evidence of no harm." All studies had serious limitations that may have made the results more positive than justified, which the researchers often acknowledged.

Google's New Spoon Makes Eating Easier For Those With Tremors

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 01.25.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons (don't call them spoogl...

Mom's Not Dead Yet... Living in the Moment With Terminal Illness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.

What Life Is Like With A Husband Who Suffers From Parkinson's Disease

Frédérique Lanneau | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Frédérique Lanneau

When it comes to Parkinson's disease, the body is the main focus. It slows down, changes, becomes clumsy and deformed, sweats, tires out quickly, and it no longer obeys its owner when it comes to tremors or dyskinesia...

Former Illinois Congressman Dies At Age 63

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds quote from former Obama adviser David Axelrod) Nov 6 (Reuters) - Former Illinois congressman Lane Evans, a champion for U.S. vet...

A Portrait of Parkinson's

Marcela Sarmiento | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Marcela Sarmiento

At 47, with several projects on the horizon, the last thing one hopes for is a visit from Parkinson and for him to overstay his welcome.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Comes to Washington, D.C.

Connie Lawn | Posted 12.14.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

A very important and meaningful event was held Sunday at the Washington Hilton. Over 700 people came to the hotel to attend an all day event sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It was called "Partners in Parkinson's - Discover the Benefits of Team."

Do You Think You Are Out of Options for Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

As a clinical psychiatrist and researcher, my goal is to uncover new treatments for people like John, who have tried standard treatments, but who continue to have severe symptoms. John has tried all of the research studies offered in our research clinic, and those offered in other academic settings in New York City. Now he is my office and at the end of his rope. Could he be a candidate for a surgical procedure called deep brain stimulation, also called DBS?

Golden Retrievers Tend To Owner For 2 Days After Fall Until Help Arrives, Show True Loyalty

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.13.2014 | Good News

Some guardian angels choose to look over us from close by. And such help from two loving golden retrievers might be the reason Judy Muhe of Palmdal...

I Am Ali

Dwight Brown | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
Dwight Brown

"I am the greatest!" Who can forget the cocky trademark phrase that was delivered by the most endearing boxer of all time? Retracing Muhammad Ali's vibrant life is an opportunity for audiences to reexamine American history.

Playing With Parkinson's

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Simply put, Sangeeta created new ways to make music -- using breakfast bowls, tabletops, found objects, his omnipresent bag of pills, and his Parkinson's-compromised voice.

Find Your Moment to Celebrate Hope

Kate Harmon | Posted 12.03.2014 | Good News
Kate Harmon

he next Monday, another photo popped up and I was sure it was a joke. But it wasn't. Two holes in one, two weeks in a row. And he's had Parkinson's Disease since 2006.

The World Parkinson Coalition Is Hoping to Close the Door on Parkinson's

Elizabeth Pollard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Pollard

No one wants to be here "celebrating" another year of work to end Parkinson's. The idea is to advance the science, find a cure, and close the door on this disease.

Dad Fell... Again

Maura Horton | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Horton

A fall can happen any moment for us. Parkinson's isn't thinking not now, not today or wait until mom gets home. Falling is rapidly loosing control. I believe for families of Parkinson's sufferers, we all feel that lack of control whether we hit the ground physically or emotionally.

Resilient?

Maura Horton | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Horton

My children will never "return to an original shape." Their lives have been completely altered. Their hearts pulled and their minds stretched to limits that I truly wonder where the ceiling will be before breaking. Children are not prepared to see someone they love deeply suffer.

Parkinson's: Robin Williams and the Irony of Optimism

Bret Parker | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bret Parker

We can't help but be a little grateful that his fame is shining a spotlight on the very real but little discussed aspects of Parkinson's. Yet it brings into focus that the disease is more than just what we publicly acknowledge: tremors, rigidity, trouble walking and a host of other motor skills problems.

A Butterfly Effect of the Life and Death of Robin Williams: Compassion as a New Christian Response to Suicide

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

The butterfly effect here is that this later-life suicide of one struggling person set in motion a public response including character attacks that, in turn, by extension, feel like an attack on all of us who struggle to stay sober and alive each day.

10 Ways to Actively Participate in Your Medical Care

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

You must be actively involved in the management of your disease in order to live well with a chronic illness, actively seeking solutions to problems that arise and take on a proactive approach to life in general. Being a passive bystander won't get you the quality of life that you seek.

Why Robin Williams' Passing Is a Reminder to Bring Mental Illness Into the Spotlight

Nicholas Covino | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Covino

Silence should not be the legacy of a man who caused entire theaters to burst into laughter. In the wake of this tragedy, we must find the strength for an ongoing conversation about mental health, a topic that is too often addressed in whispers.

Parkinson's Disease And Depression Can Make Each Other Worse

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Alongside his public struggle with addiction and depression, Robin Williams was also much more privately dealing with early stages of Parkinson's dise...

Dad With Parkinson's Feels 'Free To Dream' After Son Helps Him Fulfill Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact

Soon after Graham secured a lucrative Wall Street job, the high-powered exec decided he wanted little do with the vast amount of money he was earning....