Tribute to PD Advocate Kate Kelsall and Prayer to St. Blaise

Can anything good ever come from Parkinson’s disease, you might wonder?  There’s no question that (PD) it is a chronic disease fraught with many challenges. But, in 2008, Parkinson’s was the conduit that brought me to my friend, Kate Kelsall. In the fall of 2008 when...

Speech, Swallowing, and Parkinson’s: How Much Do You Know?

Speech and Swallowing symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease, yet, many patients fail to recognize or report problems due in part to their subtle onset. This week I’ve given you a fun way to increase your knowledge. Find the words in the puzzle and...

Cannabis to Treat Parkinson’s: Take the Survey

Dr. Sandy Gibson from the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey in conjunction with the Parkinson Alliance is conducting a new Patient Centered Research Study: The Use of Cannabis to Treat Symptoms of Parkinson’s. The medical use of cannabis...

High Resistance Respiratory Muscle Training Lowers Blood Pressure

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that time‐efficient Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) lowered blood pressure and oxidative stress in midlife/older...

The #PanDUMBic Era and Evidence-Based Medicine

Dumb is the Old English word that means “mute, speechless,” and itself came from an even older word dheubh meaning “confusion, stupefaction, dizziness.” Dumb might be an apt word to refer to the decisions some individuals have made since the...