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The Width Of My Reach

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

When I started out on this journey, I did so selfishly. After all, exercise is the only thing proven to slow the progression of this non-curable disea...

Ninjuries

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

These outward displays of strength and grit are aptly called "ninjuries," and are worn as a badge of honor!

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

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.

Stand Together: Of Dinosaurs and Orphan Diseases

Don C. Reed | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Don C. Reed

Millions of people are incurably ill, and yet we do not join together. Separately, we cannot insist on greater funding; we cannot not demand that existing funds be used more efficiently, to speed up the discovery of cures.

What I Learned Training for 'American Ninja Warrior'

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Yes, I have Parkinson's disease and I tried out for American Ninja Warrior. Yes, I would love to be on the show for a multitude of reasons. However, what I've learned training to be a ninja has far outweighed the benefits of being on TV.

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 ...

One Year After I Was Shot

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

One year ago, as you popped a bottle of champagne, kissed your partner and watched fireworks, I slept. Last New Year's Eve, I left with my father and ...

Political Commitment of Our Next President Needed to Help our Children

Ray Flynn | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics
Ray Flynn

Recently, I attended a hugely successful Legends Gala dinner in Wrentham, Massachusetts-sponsored by the Hockomock Area YMCA and supported by the New ...

My Hero

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 12.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Oct. 17, 2014, I walked into the courthouse and obtained my divorce, all by myself. I felt it was fitting, since I had felt like I was alone in the ma...

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...

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...

Neurological Diseases vs. the California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-Week Challenge #16

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.04.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

First, a seeming digression from the subject of chronic illness. In my youth, I worked as an aquarium diver for Marine World Africa USA in Redwood Ci...

The Anatomy of a Goodbye

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

My friend's dad died in February. As the months went by I wondered if his research on resilience had helped. Alex Lickerman is a doctor in Chicago and...

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

Max Lugavere | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate.

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...

Our Own Private Normandy

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

The sky overhead is sinking rapidly, the clouds now an oil-stained pillow with strict orders to suffocate my entire platoon.

The Doctor and the Patient

Greg O'Brien | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Barry says you can fish on the flats for two hours -- an hour before and after low tide -- without having to worry. The tide, as it is with aging, creeps in deceptively.

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...

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.

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.

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....