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American Parkinson Disease Association

American Parkinson Disease Association Community Announcement for Tucson Monthly Education Series TMC’s El Dorado Health Campus   NO DECEMBER MEETING There is no meeting in December.  Best wishes for a Healthy & Happy Holiday Season! Next date for this series Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – Diet & Nutrition Tuesday, February …

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SAVE THE DATE FOR #GivingTuesday.

  On Tuesday, November 29, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.   It’s a simple idea.  Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together …

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Essential tremor

Introduction Essential tremor is a type of uncontrollable shake or tremble of part of the body. Most people with essential tremor experience a trembling, up-and-down movement of the hands. The arms, head, eyelids, lips and other muscles can also be affected. A tremor in the voice box (larynx) may cause a shaky voice. Essential tremor …

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Could this glove be the solution to Parkinson’s tremors?

Story highlights Parkinson’s disease is estimated to affect between 7 and ten million people worldwide A new hand-stabilizing glove could offer an alternative to drug treatment The glove uses gyroscopes (spinning discs) to steady the hand and prevent tremors Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from …

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

Janet Reno, former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, died Monday morning following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, her sister Maggy Hurchalla said. Story highlights Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system Neurons die, leaving the brain with a deficit of a chemical called dopamine …

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Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dies at 78

Story highlights Janet Reno was the first-ever state attorney in Florida before going to the Clinton White House Reno’s time in office was also bookended with a pair of major controversies that gripped the country (CNN)Janet Reno, former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, died Monday morning following a …

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Parkinson’s Disease Stem Cell Research Neurology / Neuroscience Parkinson’s disease: Production of dopamine neurons from stem cells steps closer

Stem cell therapies for brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease are rapidly moving toward clinical trials. However, before such treatments can leave the lab, it is vitally important to be able to consistently produce high-quality stem cells for transplant into patients. Now, scientists in Sweden have identified some insights – plus …

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