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Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections

Parkinson's Disease and those damn Urinary Tract Infections
If you write a health/wellness blog that focuses on a personal issue, you’re going to pass on some personal info. Some of it is entertaining and informational…at least I tell myself that. Other times you wonder if it borders on Too Much Information? I’m pretty sure this one has jumped the proposed wall on the... Read more »

Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson's Disease?

Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson's Disease?
What is now the largest health issue for athletes? If your first guess is concussions, you’d be correct, especially in football and hockey. Head injuries have led to a lower life expectancy because of an increased chance to get Alzheimers/Dementia and ALS. What about Parkinson’s Disease? There are fifteen world class athletes who have been... Read more »

Fifteen athletes with Parkinson's Disease

Al Arbour had a long career as a defenseman in the National Hockey League. He won three Stanley Cups as a player and four more as the coach of the New York Islanders. He died in 2015 at age 82.
We’re in the final week of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. The disease plays no favorites and attacks people from all areas of life and occupations. A lot of athletes have or had Parkinson’s. Their sports vary from track and cycling to football and hockey. Is there a connection between sports and Parkinson’s? Maybe…maybe not. The experts... Read more »
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How did you celebrate "Louie Louie" Day?

How did you celebrate "Louie Louie" Day?
Happy Louie Louie Day. Really…and it’s not just Louie Louie Day. It’s INTERNATIONAL Louie Louie Day!! Wow. People all of the world are celebrating. All seven continents!! How did you celebrate? Did you watch Animal House? Did you listen to the song? Did you sing along and if you did, did you sing the dirty... Read more »

Ten artistic celebrities with Parkinson's Disease

Michael J. Fox is the face of Parkinson's Disease. He was diagnosed with early onset PD in 1991. His foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to find a cure.
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Sadly, awareness is raised when a celebrity gets a disease. It definitely works that way in the Parkinson’s world. This is a gallery of celebrities in the arts who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.   Robin Williams wasn’t the only celebrity to get a Parkinson’s misdiagnosis. This is Johnny... Read more »

Would you take a test that let you know you might be at risk for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?

Would you take a test that let you know you might be at risk for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's?
If there was a way to know that you were genetically at risk for Parkinson’s Disease would you want to know? What about for Alzheimer’s/Dementia? Now there is a way to find out. For $200, you can get a kit, put in a saliva sample, send it back and you’ll receive the results that will... Read more »
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Is it Parkinson's Disease or is it Donald Trump?

Is it Parkinson's Disease or is it Donald Trump?
My stomach hurts. BAD!! For close to a year I’ve had some tummy issues. Regular stomach aches and burning. My original two scheduled appointments with a Gastroenterologist has turned into a relationship. Her assistant calls me honey and teases me for seeing them every week. They’re on vacation now and we’re close enough that I know... Read more »

It all comes back to Parkinson's Disease

It all comes back to Parkinson's Disease
This is post number 600 for this blog. Whenever you hit a milestone number like this, it gives you an opportunity to look back and reflect on your work while also being able to look forward to what’s ahead. It started four years ago as a way to be able to write stories about my... Read more »

A personal look at 2016: Goodbye and don't come back

The year started with the death of David Bowie. It was shocking until we found out he had been fighting Cancer for 18 months. It was the start of the year of death for musicians. Frey, Prince, Russell, Haggard, Cohen among the many.
It’s the final day of 2016. That marks the end of the fourth calendar year of this blog. FOUR YEARS!!! Wow…is it like college where I get a piece of paper and have to leave? I started writing this as a way to tell stories about my life with Parkinson’s Disease. I figured there were... Read more »
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Obamacare saved my life

Obamacare saved my life
More than twenty million previously uninsured Americans have insurance through Obamacare. Last Tuesday, more than twenty million Americans with Obamacare insurance freaked out. Freaked out bad! I admit to being one of them. On Wednesday, just one day after the election, I ran to my dermatologist to have him look at a mole….without an appointment.... Read more »
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