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Enough is enough

Here are some inspirational thoughts from Kumite Quest – a warrior with Parkinson’s disease. Five steps forward and two steps back is still three steps forward.  We are at war with an enemy that shadows our existence, knows how to physically and mentally assault us!!  We are strong however and we will endure and find […]

Health and wellness

2018 trends to reduce stress Efforts to reduce stress will emphasize 1) adequate nutrition and sleep, 2) relaxation techniques, 3) mindfulness mediation, and 4) emotional and spiritual well-being. Thomas R. Milam, MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 

Sentiments on Intrepidness

Intrepidness – is a powerful word. People who overcome adversity are intrepid.   Intrepidness means resolutely fearless or undaunted. Synonyms for intrepidness are brave, courageous, or bold. To fully understand intrepidness, however, one must understand it’s polar opposite – trepidation. Trepidation is fear, alarm, turmoil, and anxiousness. Fear can be a difficult topic to talk about. […]

Write it on your hand

One challenge all Parkinson’s patients have is to take our medication at the right time and right dose.  I often struggle with not remembering when I last took my medication.  That can be frustrating and debilitating.  Well, I have come up with a practical solution. This will sound a little old school, inelegant, or perhaps […]

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. […]