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April Is Parkinson's Awareness Month -- How Can You Help?

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

If even a few people that learn from this outreach are able to channel that empathy into definitive action, the burden of this disease may be alleviated for some and the search for better treatments and a cure may become a tangible reality. Together we can make a difference.

Transhumanism and All My Mortal Friends

James Moore | Posted 03.06.2014 | Technology
James Moore

Transhumanism is an idea that we can transcend mortal definitions of our lives. There are already discussions about uploading consciousness and memory to computer networks to enable the human experience to continue even if only in an incorporeal form.

Toward Prevention of Parkinson's Disease

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

Medical research is now removing the veil and uncovering important new clues underlying Parkinson's disease. And it appears, that to at least some degree, this insidious process may be of our own making.

What Is It Like To Have Parkinson's?

Quora | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Arjun Subramaniam, student Before I answer this question, I will say: I am not a Parkinson&#...

Why Now is Always a Good Time to Start

Matt Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Matt Mitchell

Three years ago I signed up to run my first marathon, the world's largest in New York City. It had been 10 years since I had run regularly. I was intimidated, scared of not being able to finish; scared to fail.

How My Father's Parkinson's Diagnosis Made My Family Stronger

Michael J. Kelly | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Michael J. Kelly

To say we have rallied together to save my dad would be understating what has actually happened. My dad rallied us together -- and as a result we have become the closest as a family that we have ever been.

Power Through Parkinson's

Tory Zellick | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

According to Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D., the optimal response to Parkinson's disease is adopting an attitude of "life improvement" instead of disease management.

Painting a Path Through the Parkinson's Jungle

Dan Joseph | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Dan Joseph

When once I held lives in my hands, I now had trouble holding a glass without fear of dropping it. Soon after, at the suggestion of a friend, I began to paint. My art became a meditation, and my studio a sanctuary.

Watching The Brain

Peter Silburn | Posted 03.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Silburn

During DBS surgery, we now have the ability to watch individual neurons working alone and together in the awake human brains of people with a variety of neurological conditions.

Bright Idea for a Bad Disease, But Will Knowing Early Help?

Craig Bowron | Posted 03.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Craig Bowron

Say I plunk you down at home plate in your local baseball stadium. After arming you with a Red Ryder BB gun, I release a ravenously hungry lion from the center field bullpen. As the beast crosses the warning track, I offer you a pair of opera glasses, so that you can better visualize the lion as it begins to pick up your scent.

Parkinson's and Pesticides

Alex Formuzis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Alex Formuzis

A team of neurologists at UCLA have demonstrated an unsettling link between Parkinson's disease and exposure to a fungicide called benomyl, which was used for decades on wide variety of fruits, vegetables and nuts before being discontinued in 2001.

Court Rules Parkinson's Drug Turned Straight Patient Into A Gay Sex Addict

Posted 11.29.2012 | Gay Voices

A French married father of two has won a staggering payout after claiming use of a prescription drug used to treat Parkinson's disease turned him into...

Actor Bob Hoskins Announces Retirement After Parkinson's Diagnosis: What Is It?

Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living

Bob Hoskins, the 69-year-old actor in "Hook" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has announced his retirement from the profession because of a Parkinson's ...

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy's Mission: A Moonshot Into the Mind

S.Z. Berg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
S.Z. Berg

Patrick Kennedy is challenging scientists to see "innerspace" as the new frontier, a moonshot into the mind to explore brain circuitry and impaired genes and to develop research that can be translated into therapies and cures for all brain disorders.

Struggling Families Use Fundraising Website To Cover Huge Medical Bills

Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

Entrepreneurs and nonprofits have long leaned on internet fundraising to get their initiatives off the ground. Now, those facing serious medical condi...

WATCH: Michael J. Fox, On Finding A Parkinson's Community

AOL | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home

When Michael J. Fox first told the world that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1998, he received an outpouring of support from concerned f...

Scientists Find Five New Parkinson's Genes

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — Scientists have identified five new genes linked to Parkinson's disease in a large genetic analysis of the illness, according to a new stud...

UK Study: Can The Wii Treat Parkinson's?

Techland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A British doctor has received £35,000 (about $55,000) to find out if the Wii can help increase motor skills and overall well-being of individuals wit...

Michael J. Fox On His New Book: Advice To Graduates From A High School Dropout (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael J. Fox dropped out of high school, but he's still able to offer advice to new graduates in his recent book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way...

Why You'll Need A Personal Brain Trainer

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Substantial gains could be achieved by organizing everyday activities that grow neurological abilities and sustain brain health. If the ordinary citizen is to achieve brain fitness, they'll need to work at it.

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...

Pesticides Linked To Parkinson's

Yahoo! News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

People whose jobs bring them in regular contact with pesticides may be at increased risk for Parkinson's disease, a U.S. study finds....

Brain Pacemaker Provides Risky Relief For Parkinson's

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, acco...