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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Five: Every Body Tells a Story

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.16.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

Anyone can dash off an account of their childhood, told in hindsight with gratitude for the opportunities and challenges that helped them grow. But to convey not only what we've done and where we've been but also who we are, we sometimes need to also tell the history that's lodged in our bodies.

Conquering Parkinson's One Obstacle at a Time

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Every giggle and snuggle with my daughter is a reward no trophy or medal could compare. I, am a 37-year-old single mom with Parkinson's, kidney stones and tendinitis. I proved what overcoming adversity, determination and strong will can accomplish, slow and steady. Until my next adventure....

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Four: A Heart is Opened

Catherine Armsden | Posted 11.07.2016 | Science
Catherine Armsden

After our fun weekend together in Portland at the Brian Grant Foundation gala, Hadley and I texted nearly every week throughout the fall of 2011.

On Coming Out to Someone Who Won't Remember

Aletta Brady | Posted 11.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Aletta Brady

He placed his hand on my thigh and looked at me. "I have no qualms with that. I just know that God is preparing someone who sees just how incredible and beautiful you are." When I told him that I was heading home he didn't remember who I was or how long I had been there.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Three: Not the Worst Thing

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Armsden

People often describe someone who's risen above great challenges as having an "indomitable spirit." For those with a serious illness, I believe indomitability might begin organically, not by choice, during a drawn-out diagnostic process.

Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To Late Father With Touching Photo

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment

Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to pay tribute to his late father James Reynolds, who died on Oct. 25 after a 20-year battle with Parkinson's disease. ...

Michael J. Fox Teams Up With The White House On 'Back To The Future' Day

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

Marty McFly is finally back in the future and he'd like you to imagine what the world will look like 30 years after Oct. 21, 2015, the day he captured...

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Two: Nothing Serious

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.17.2016 | Women
Catherine Armsden

The long road to my Parkinson's diagnosis began in early 2007 with symptoms that weren't alarming, but were new to me and strange. In bed, while the rest of me was ready to melt into the mattress, my right leg refused to relax.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode One: An Illness's Introduction

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
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.

Parkinson's vs. The California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-week Challenge #18

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.24.2016 | Science
Don C. Reed

PD afflicts millions of people around the world, an enormous burden to families and nations. We need to try many ways until we can find the cause, and implement the cure.

On Dementia: Thoughts like Fish, Slippery and Darting

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

It is a lesson in patience to bite our lips and keep our fingers still rather than trying to build her the perfect piece of fishing equipment. We are slow to learn, and are still working out the right way to respond when she admits the minnow is gone. We usually just point out another fish and renew our hope that perhaps she'll be able to catch it.

Robin Williams, One Year Later: What Will Your Verse Be?

Dese'Rae L. Stage | Posted 08.09.2016 | Impact
Dese'Rae L. Stage

Robin Williams was a kind man, noted for his good deeds and the joy he brought to so many of our lives. I think he would want us to grow from this loss, to take what we've learned, and to share it with our village.

The Sleep Position That Best Protects Against Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty

Whether you sleep on your back, your stomach or you toss and turn all night, you'll want to take note of this new study. Researchers say there's an o...

Actress Tina Huang of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles Loves Orphan Black! -- Part II

Ilana Rapp | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

In Part I, we learned a great deal about Tina Huang and her acting career. In this Part II, we shake it up a bit by adding some tidbits about Tina that you never knew.

Playing Catch Is Good for You

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

I never played catch with my father. Not once. Maybe he was too busy or too tired after working all day. My best friend's father didn't hesitate to c...

Paige Lavender

Senator Reveals He Has Parkinson's Disease | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) revealed Wednesday he's been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “Over 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s and I a...

People With Depression Have A Greater Risk Of Developing Parkinson's Disease

Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: May 20, 2015 06:27pm ET on LiveScience. People who have been diagnosed with depression may have an increas...

How an iPad Saved My Father's Life

Hope Demetriades | Posted 05.14.2016 | Good News
Hope Demetriades

Each day felt like a monumental task for him to face. He was mostly catatonic, staring at his own gorgeous art on the walls, art that he thought he'd never be able to make again.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Mothers and Daughters -- The Circle Game

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Daughters become mothers. They can't possibly know how mothers feel until they are mothers themselves. It will always be this way. It's the "Circle Game" Joni was talking about. And now I catch myself looking behind from where I came.

The (Real) Fight of the Century!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.01.2016 | Sports
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.

Never Lower Your Expectations of Kindness

Maura Horton | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Horton

He has had Parkinson's her whole life, and she knows that his disease at times can be limiting and hard. She is innately kind and patient, but each instance questioning why others find this difficult to do. Through her eyes I see the disconnect.

Kirk Gibson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports

Baseball standout Kirk Gibson, perhaps best known for his game-winning pinch-hit home run as a Los Angeles Dodger against the Oakland A's in Game 1 of...

Parkinson's Patients Turn To An Unlikely Source of Relief

HuffPost France | Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Parkinson’s disease takes a heavy toll on those who suffer from it. The disease includes symptoms like tremors, a body that doesn’t want to keep g...

Acting Out Your Dreams Might Be An Early Sign Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tanya Lewis Published: April 13, 2015 03:05pm ET A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a ...

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...