Tag: Ask the MD

Changes in urination can be — but aren’t always — part of Parkinson’s disease (PD). If they do happen, they’re more common in people who’v...
Seeing the dentist regularly for a cleaning and check-up might not be at the top of your to-do list. You also may have, understandably, postponed visi...
No matter how long you’ve known Parkinson’s disease (PD), you’ve probably come across words like “off,” “on,” dyskinesia and others. The...
Questions about the Parkinson’s drug levodopa are common: When should I start it? Does it cause involuntary movement (dyskinesia)? Will it stop work...
Just like putting miles on a car adds wear and tear, daily life puts stress on our bodies that can add up over the years. While this stress can take i...
People with Parkinson’s and families often ask about stem cells as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Since stem cells can be turne...
Whether you recently learned you have Parkinson’s or have been living with the disease for years, you know how unsettling a diagnosis can be. It is ...
  Maggie Kuhl talks with scientists on the potential role of the immune system and inflammation in Parkinson’s and how studying this connection...
Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder, after essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Many clinicians and patients are unfamiliar wit...
“Off” is a term doctors and researchers use frequently in Parkinson’s care and research. But people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may be less ...
Some memory changes can happen simply with aging — mild forgetfulness, misplacing keys or glasses, and difficulty recalling information quickly....
The possible connection between head trauma and Parkinson’s is illustrated — perhaps nowhere more prominently — by Muhammad Ali’s diagnosis ...
Parkinson’s disease (PD) psychosis has been in the news since Nuplazid (pimavanserin) — a novel medication to treat this non-motor symptom —...

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