Category: Parkinsons

April was Parkinson's Disease awareness month

April was Parkinson's Disease awareness month
Today is the final day of April. Thirty days that under our current living conditions have seemed like one hundred. Most of us are ready for April to end and move into May. We’re hopeful it will be better. April is also a huge month in our Parkinson’s community. It’s thirty days where PD is out... Read more »

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease: Will he be able to perform his music?

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson's Disease: Will he be able to perform his music?
“I feel better now that I’ve owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s. And I just hope (my fans) hang on and they’re there for me because I need them.”~Ozzy Osbourne When you hear the words Parkinson’s Disease, you first think of tremors. Yes, in many cases that’s what defines... Read more »

It was a great evening at The Kennedy Center Honors for the Parkinson's community

It was a great evening at The Kennedy Center Honors for the Parkinson's community
“The Kennedy Center celebrates icons who, through their artistry, have left an indelible stamp on our collective cultural consciousness” ~David Rubenstein, Kennedy Center Chairman Each year the Kennedy Center, honors the best in the arts. This years honorees are Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Sesame Street, Michael Tilson Thomas and the band “Earth, Wind and Fire.”... Read more »
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Israel's revolutionary Parkinson's surgery shows they are at the forefront of medical advancements...again!

Israel's revolutionary Parkinson's surgery shows they are at the forefront of medical advancements...again!
If you had a disease that was threatening your way of life, where would you go? Mayo Clinic? John Hopkins? Toronto General? Maybe you should head to Haifa’s Rambam Hospital, in Israel….and no maybes about it. Israel has been doing some amazing work in researching and finding answers to medical questions. Their work in trying to find... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2019: A new location, but the the cause remains the same

After years of being in Lincoln Park, it was nice to see this sign to let me know I was in the right place. Thanks for the welcome.
Sunday was Chicago’s annual Moving Day walk. Sponsored by The Parkinson Foundation, the money raised helps fund programs to make the lives of people living with Parkinson’s Disease better. The location has been changed to the Soldier Field/Museum Campus area, but everything else remains the same….just bigger and better. Here’s a look at the some... Read more »

Are Parkinson's pharmaceutical commercials more hurtful than helpful?

Are Parkinson's pharmaceutical commercials more hurtful than helpful?
“I knew about the tremors, but when I started seeing things, I didn’t know what was happening.” In the last few years, we’ve been inundated with commercials for new drugs. Name a disease and there’s a new wonder drug that’s guaranteed to bring you relief. Here’s how these ads work: First, you’ll see someone in... Read more »
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Another October, another Sunday, another Moving Day

Another October, another Sunday, another Moving Day
It’s almost time to go for another walk in the park. It’s almost time for another Moving Day. We do this every October. Thousands of people gather together to help raise money and awareness, in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease. Patients, caregivers and supporters moving united as one along the lakefront. When you see the water,... Read more »

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" looks at the life and career of a legend

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" looks at the life and career of a legend
“Linda was like the queen. She was like what Beyoncé is now.”~Bonnie Raitt March 1, 1973. The Myriad Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Neil Young is the headliner performing in concert. He’s touring in support of his album “Harvest”, which was released a year earlier. The opening act that night is twenty-six year old Linda Ronstadt. In... Read more »

Six stories for six years at ChicagoNow

May 13, 2013. “Let me introduce you to one and only” was the title. Those were the first words I wrote at ChicagoNow. Today is the sixth anniversary of this blog. We’ve come a long way from day one. It’s gone from writing about one topic to so many different ones that I can’t keep... Read more »
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From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another

From Parkinson's to Melanoma: One awareness month to another
Out with the old. In with the new. April is over. It’s the end of “National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.”  Thirty days to raise awareness and money to make the lives better for the more than ten million people suffering with the disease. Hopefully, the money raised will eventually lead to a cure. So long P.D.... Read more »
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