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Anxiety Overlooked in Parkinson’s?

About half of patients with Parkinson’s disease may develop anxiety over time, researchers reported here. In a 400-patient cohort, 16% had anxiety at baseline, and 37% developed anxiety during 5 years of follow-up, Kangdi Zhu, MD, Ph.D, of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues reported at the …

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10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Parkinson’s Disease

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed, these 10 things that patients who’ve been living with Parkinson’s for several years wish they’d known at diagnosis — which their doctors didn’t tell them — may make managing the disease easier. Read the full article here: http://www.everydayhealth.com/parkinsons-disease/ten-things-your-doctor-wont-tell-you-about-parkinsons-disease/

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10 Essential Facts About Parkinson’s Disease

The movement disorder affects each person differently, but tailoring your treatment for specific symptoms can improve your quality of life. Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects nerve cells in the brain and makes movement difficult, affects an estimated one million people in the United …

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Author shares life with Parkinson’s

HERMISTON — An author who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008 at age 62 will share about her new book, “If I can Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Why Can’t I Brush my Teeth? Courage, Tenacity and Love Meet Parkinson’s Disease.” Sponsored by Hermiston’s Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Parkinson’s Resources of …

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The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has posted a series of downloadable publications. There are booklets, supplements, Brochures and Other Materials available to you. Here is the list of the publications: Booklets: Parkinson’s Disease Handbook Be Active – A Suggested Exercise Program Good Nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease Be Independent, Equipment …

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Ask the MD: Dystonia and Parkinson’s

September is Dystonia Awareness Month. MJFF will be sharing more information on the different types and causes of dystonia, and its relationship to Parkinson’s. Keep an eye on the FoxFeed blog and our social channels (#dystoniaawareness) throughout the month for more on this topic. Dystonia — unfamiliar to most not …

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Parkinsonism, Parkinsonian, and Parkinson Disease

By: Dr. Vikki Alvarez Neurologist, Movement Disorders Specialist Parkinsonism is any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities— such as tremor, slow movement, impaired speech or muscle stiffness. Patients with combination of these abnormal findings on examination as commonly identified as Parkinsonian patients. The most common cause of …

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