Anger, Pessimism, and Pulmonary Health

In a study published in Thorax in 2006, researchers set out to test the hypothesis that hostility contributes to faster rates of decline in lung function among older adults.[i] Hostility and anger are considered risk factors for, or to co-occur with, many health...

Dyskinesia Effects on Breathing, Speech, and Swallowing

Dyskinesia (uncontrolled involuntary movements that can look like fidgeting or swaying of arms, legs, oral-facial, or trunk muscles) are unfortunately a common experience for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  Dyskinesia are associated with long term use of...

Swallowing and Parkinson’s Disease: The Patient’s Perspective

The Parkinson Alliance, an affiliate of DBS4PD.org, released its 26th survey this  fall,  entitled: “Swallowing and Parkinson’s disease: The Patient’s Perspective.” An introduction and summary of salient survey findings are discussed in the post, but readers are...
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