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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 5:29 PM
Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says
A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.


POSTED FEBRUARY 08, 2017 9:00 PM
What is Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There is no test for Parkinson's, so it is occasionally misdiagnosed.


POSTED NOVEMBER 07, 2016 10:14 AM
Fighting salt and sugar cravings, with spicy food
There's no magic pill that will cure you of your cravings. But there is something that may help the effort, and it's all-natural.


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:54 AM
Three questions, from Tolstoy, for mindful parenting
Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" is one of literature's greatest hits. It also contains more than half a million words. I'll get to it eventually, possibly not before I retire.


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 8:59 AM
Owning a dog can help you live longer, study shows
Dog owners may be at a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study released by Scientific Reports, a Swedish Publication.


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 3:15 PM
Extreme athlete uses wheelchair to defy gravity
As CNN began setting up our on-camera interview with Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham, our cameraman asked, "Do your wheels lock? Just for the interview."


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 2:50 PM
Heart attack strikes American Heart Association president
The president of the American Heart Association, Dr. John Warner, had a minor heart attack Monday during the organization's scientific conference taking place in Anaheim, California, according to a press release.


POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 12:27 PM
What is 'pumpkin spice'? And why do we crave it?
Each fall, as leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air carries the scent of pine, Catherine Franssen waits for her husband to bring home the latest pumpkin spice-flavored concoction he has discovered at the grocery store.


POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 2:27 PM
CTE confirmed in living player for first time
Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.


POSTED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 2:11 PM

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