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First Dose Group in Parkinson’s Stem Cell Trial Successfully Transplanted

April 26, 2017   by Magdalena Kegel The fourth and last patient of the first group in a clinical trial of stem cell transplants in Parkinson’s disease has successfully received the transplant, the International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) reported. Researchers are now preparing for the next stage, in which patients will receive a higher number of […]

Six of the Best Apps for Chronic Illness Management

January 3, 2018   By Wendy Henderson Managing a chronic illness can be difficult. There are many different medications to take (often at different times), appointments to remember, symptoms to keep track of, and lots of information to absorb. Thankfully, living in a digital age means that there are numerous mobile apps that can help you manage your chronic illness. […]

High-Intensity Exercise Delays Parkinson’s Progression

From Rush Medical Center – December 13, 2017 Exercise three times weekly is safe and keeps symptoms from worsening High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of the disease’s symptoms, according to results of a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of JAMA Neurology. […]

Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s Disease

Taken from michaeljfox.org Cognitive impairment, disturbance of memory, thinking and/or language abilities, is a non-motor symptom that can be associated with Parkinson’s. Cognitive disturbances can arise at any time in the course of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and vary widely in severity. Some people don’t experience any problems; others have subtle changes only detectable on formal […]

Nine ways to build emotional strength

There may come a time in your life when your emotions have been depleted, and you need to find ways to recharge yourself so you can continue to lead a good life. When you are emotionally exhausted, it is difficult to get anything done. Here are some tips to help you reenergize your emotional being. […]

MIND Diet Repeatedly Ranked Among Best (this is helpful for PD patients)

Included seven times in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Diets’ By Nancy DiFiore January 5, 2016 A diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked the easiest diet to follow and the second best overall diet (tying in both categories) for 2016 by U.S. News & World […]

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        I hope this inspires you as much as it does me.