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A Brain Pacemaker?
Those with hard-to-treat medical conditions live with a frustrating reality. For some disorders  a surgical treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) has delivered relief.
A Cup of Joe for What Ails You
Could treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD) be as easy as a cup of coffee? Caffeine will not cure PD but a recent study shows that it may ease the motor symptoms such as tremor, rigidity and slowness of movement that characterize the disease. 
Mood and Impulsive Behavior as Symptoms
Most people are aware of the tremors and other motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but the cognitive aspects of the condition often receive much less attention. For those with PD, understanding cognitive symptoms like apathy and impulsivity can be vital to improving their quality of life.
Flu Leads to Higher Chance of Parkinson’s
Avoiding and caring for any illness is important, but what if there wasn't a known cure or preventative program for your condition? Although this is the case for those living with Parkinson's disease (PD), a better understanding of the condition is underway.
Researching a Bad Night’s Sleep
A poor night’s sleep can leave you with a hazy outlook on life, fatigued during the day and coping with numerous related health issues. For those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), getting a good night's sleep is even more important.
A Boxing Match in the Sack?
A little unconscious kick or punch from a partner during sleep isn't too bad, but if nighttime feels like a boxing match, a rare and serious sleep disorder may be to blame.
Could a Little Shut Eye Help Parkinson’s?
One of the great difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease is muscle control. Shaking in the arms and hands are common symptoms, but a new study shows a natural remedy may help.
Metformin May Protect Diabetic Brain
It seems too many conditions are associated with diabetes. Some are linked to the disease itself, while others may be caused by the drugs diabetes patients take. Parkinson's is one of these conditions.
Improving Treatment of Parkinson's
Current treatments for Parkinson’s disease help with symptoms but unfortunately cannot stop the progression of the disease. A new drug heading into development has shown early promise for slowing or stopping the disease.
Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinsons Disease
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) occurs when people act out dreams. Diagnosis of RBD may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s or mild cognitive impairment.