How much time do you really spend going to doctors?

Experience says to make your appointment so you’re the first one on the schedule in the morning or the first after their lunch hour. Tom Sheppard Do you ever feel like all you do is go to doctor's appointments?  Feel like a drug addict as you take meds all day long ?   Make sure …

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Warning: Possible side effects may include…..Can we get rid of those annoying drug company ads, please?

  Several weeks ago I participated in a study for a drug company ad.  I did not know ahead of time what I was being recruited to do, which is probably a good thing. Before I continue, permit me a short rant:  I hate TV drug ads. Really HATE them.  Who wants to watch late …

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Much Ado about Parkinson’s

As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. James Parkinson's groundbreaking essay of "The Shaking Palsy", there seems to be a flurry of announcements of possible breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's.  Eight years ago, when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson's, the prevailing theories all stated that PD was a disease that started with …

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An evening of Hope

Research begins with the patient, not in the lab Professor Tamir Ben-Hur 25 people packed into my family room on Monday night to hear Professor Tamir Ben-Hur, the Israel S.Wechsler Chair in Neurology at  Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, speak about the future of Parkinson's research.  The one word we kept hearing throughout his presentation …

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