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Parkinsons Disease

The Conversion of Freddie Roach

Andrew Johnson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Sports
Andrew Johnson

When I stopped by the Wild Card last week, I spoke to Roach about Pacquiao and the upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. But mostly we talked about two conversions: Pacquiao's born-again experience three years ago and a dramatic change in Freddie's own life that involved no religion at all.

The Little-Known Disease You Need To Know About

Lori Duff | Posted 04.03.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

I call it the shakeys. My Dad has it, too. He never bothered naming it or getting diagnosed with it, and I was almost 40 before I stumbled on a magazine ad (in a March issue, of course) which made me say, loudly and out loud, "That's it!" in the waiting room of a doctor's office, the only place I ever read magazines.

Shaken to the Core

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 03.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Taking a few pills a day are hardly irritating. Even though I live around my meds. I read about people with real problems and I am humbled each day. I am in stage one of early onset Parkinson's disease.

We Must Never Neglect the Elderly

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 03.23.2016 | Healthy Living
J.J. Colagrande

We should not only strive to create a safe and secure environment for our elderly, but we must do everything to make sure they experience quality of life.

Apple Is Getting Into Personalized Medicine

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Apple is making it easier to collect your own medical data. Inspired by the overwhelming success of last year's ResearchKit -- an open source app pla...

Why I Refuse to Give in to Parkinson's Disease

Steve Alten | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Alten

CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images The appointment with the neurologist was on March 21, 2007. I was 47 at the time and in pretty good shape. I h...

Rock Steady Boxing for People with Parkinson's (Part 2): Follow-up on a National Perspective

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

This past Saturday, March 5, 2016, the Parkinson's Association of Southwest Florida held their 17th annual one-mile walk in Naples, Florida. It is an ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress -- Episode Fifteen: The Wagons Disperse

Catherine Armsden | Posted 03.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Fourteen: Circling the Wagons

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Arrogance and Ignorance: A Catastrophe for Lyme Sufferers

Dana Parish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He talked over me, had no interest in learning, and ultimately muttered that although he is sticking to his guns about not agreeing with my diagnosis (but having no other explanation for my ongoing symptoms and subsequent resolution of them), he "can't argue" with my progress.

Hospice: My Journey Continues

Connie Lawn | Posted 02.10.2016 | DC
Connie Lawn

"Make the Most of Every Moment." That is the slogan printed on a blue rubber wrist band given to me by my new friends at Capital Caring Hospice. I pro...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Thirteen: Wanting to Believe

Catherine Armsden | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Twelve: To Make a Long F*cking Story Short

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eleven: The Dopamine Dialogues

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.12.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress -- Episode Ten: Is the Honeymoon Over?

Catherine Armsden | Posted 01.04.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding creative work of their careers.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Nine: The Dopamine Diaries

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

When A Silent Night Is The Best You Can Hope For

Kat Kinsman | Posted 12.25.2015 | Fifty
Kat Kinsman

There, just inside, is my mother -- or at least what's left of her. Today, I do not know who is in there. But I am damned if I am going to speak to her like the aged infant she appears to be. She deserves the dignity of being someone's mother and for this small while, I allow myself the indulgence of being her child.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Eight: Falling and Flying

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.14.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Seven: Drugs and Other Agents

Catherine Armsden | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

Rock Steady Boxing for People With Parkinson's Symptoms -- A National Perspective

Jonathan J. Doll, PhD | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Jonathan J. Doll, PhD

As Thanksgiving begins, I'm aware of many things that many of us have to be thankful for. And for my Dad, who has the symptoms of Parkinson's but not ...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Six: Fight or Flight

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

A serial about two artists with incurable neurological disease sharing fear, frustration and friendship as they push to complete the most rewarding cr...

The Four-Letter Word HATE

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

(DISCLAIMER: This is the most hate-filled post I will ever write. But it is a topic that needs addressing.) "You're a sociopath! You're a fraud! Good...

Healthy Olive Oil? Bitter is Better!

Marilyn Harding | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Harding

These high phenolic olive oils -- or HPOOs as they are now being called -- are being discovered as more and more olive growers learn of these studies and the potential to measure and sort their oils and supply them to a growing health conscious market.

My Journey With Hospice Care

Connie Lawn | Posted 11.18.2015 | DC
Connie Lawn

I have had a fantastic, exciting, and fulfilling life, and I hope it can continue. But at the age of 71 I now have something the doctors call Parkinso...