Parkinson’s Disease: Research, Early Symptoms, Testing, Treatments & Resources

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As I mentioned in my Autism Awareness post, April is also Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Hence, I’ve seen some media coverage that I want to share, as well as links to resources.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

FRONTLINE | Parkinson’s: Michael J. Fox Interview | PBS

Early Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

National Parkinson Foundation

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Mayo Researchers: Genetic Mutation Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson Research Foundation: Diagnosis, Causes and Treatment.

Novel Parkinsons Treatment Reportedly Reverses Symptoms

Debi Brooks on Volunteering in a Parkinson’s Clinical Trial

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research co-founder Debi Brooks talks about her experience as a volunteer for PPMI (Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative), the landmark study aiming to identify biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease progression. This is the first time Debi has volunteered for clinical research, and she is blogging about what she learns along the way. Read her blog here.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research YouTube Channel

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2 Responses to Parkinson’s Disease: Research, Early Symptoms, Testing, Treatments & Resources

  1. Hello Admin,
    Maybe a little off topic, however, i have had pain in my bum for the past few days and have felt a small bump there. i’m concerned because my younger sister (19) was diagnosed with ovarian and cervical cancers last year and acute myeloid leukemia earlier this year, and she’s only 19. also, my uncle was diagnosed with rectal cancer a few months ago. i’m really scared and am afraid to go to the doctor. is this even a sign or symptom of cancer?

    • admin says:

      It could be Cancer or a non Cancerous tumor…or knotted muscles or inflammation from scar tissue or an infection. I’m not a doctor, and you need to go see one. Knowing is better than not knowing. The unknown is likely causing stress hormones to be pumping through your body, which that problematic for your health no matter what the problem is. If it were to be Cancer, you want to have it diagnosed as soon as possible, so that you can do some research into traditional and alternative medicine options and figure out what is right for you. You need to be proactive, and not just wait for things to happen to you. My husband and I take turmeric capsules and fish oil capsules every day to lessen the likelihood of Cancer. There have been a number of articles about turmeric/curcumin preventing and fighting Cancer. Turmeric is fat soluble so you need to take/eat a fat (fish oil, olive oil, butter, etc.) with it for it to work properly. When our 15.75 year old dog had an inoperable tumor and the vet said that she would not live to see her 16th birthday, we figured we had nothing to lose, so we started putting the spice turmeric and olive oil in her food…by her 16th birthday, the tumor was gone, and she lived to be 17 years old. Here are a couple of links regarding turmeric:
      Also, I’d recommend checking out The Cancer Treatment Center of America’s website for Cancer prevention and treatment:
      Additionally, no matter what the health situation, a good attitude is vital to a positive outcome, so I recommend checking out info at the Option Institute website: and videos on their YouTube page:
      Now, stop torturing yourself with the unknown and go to a doctor to find out what is going on. Like I said before, it is better to know than to not know. Peace be with you!

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