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When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ‘New Normal’

For patients with life-altering illnesses or anyone just getting older, it helps to roll with the punches and make the best of the here and now.



A promising molecule has offered hope for a new treatment that could stop or slow Parkinson's, something no treatment can currently do.

Researchers from the University of Helsinki found that molecule BT13 has the potential to both boost levels of dopamine, the chemical that is lost in Parkinson's, as well as protect the dopamine-producing brain cells from dying. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200214183216.htm

Keeping Songs Going in the Head Helps Parkinson’s Patients Walk More Naturally, Study Says

Singing a rhythmic tune out loud or, even better, simply listening to it play in your head can help older adults — including those with Parkinson’s disease — to walk more naturally and at a steadier pace, a study reports.

What should I do if there is a Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) shortage?

Recently, many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been informed by their pharmacy that there is a shortage of Sinemet or that their brand of Sinemet has been “discontinued.” What should you do?

Former nurse with Parkinson's disease surprised with service dog

Tennille Strode was devastated when she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at just 34 years old. She was surprised with a service dog on "GMA."

Yale's most popular class ever is now available for free online — and the topic is how to be happier in your daily life. The Science of Well-Being— that teaches you how to be happier.

Quality of Life Improvement for People Affected by Parkinson's Disease.

Pragmatic and practical insights, tips & tricks and research for people with Parkinson's Disease and caregivers, from the insiders' perspective.

'Science can happen anywhere': RAGBRAI discovery leads to breakthrough for Parkinson's research

WINTERSET, Ia. — Davis Phinney never let his nerves show on the bike.

That steely nature and competitive drive helped him win a bronze medal, two stages of the Tour de France, and the nickname “the cash register,” a nod to his penchant for taking purses.

A couple of decades removed from racing professionally, Phinney’s nerves still don’t show on the bike — but that has as much to do with new science as it does with his resolve.


This story is part of a series on how we clean—from organizing your house to washing your tuchus.

Of all the existential intergalactic threats ever faced by the crew of the starship Enterprise, perhaps none burns more brightly in the minds of classic Star Trek fans than the gaping, antiproton-beam-backlit maw of the Planet Killer.