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Parkinson's Saliva Test: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Charles Adler explains research that could lead to a diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease. To listen, click the link below. Parkinson's Saliva Test

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Mayo Clinic Study: Blood Biomarker Could Mark Severe Cognitive Decline, Quicker Progression Among Parkinson's Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 18, 2013 — A genetic mutation, known as GBA, that leads to early onset of Parkinson's disease and severe cognitive impairment (in about 4 to 7 percent of all patients with the disease) also alters how specific lipids, ceramides and glucosylceramides are metabolized. Mayo Clinic researchers have found that Parkinson's patients who do not carry [...]

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Parkinson's Goes Prime Time: Five Things to Know About Parkinson's Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 29, 2013 — Michael J. Fox is back in the spotlight this fall in a new sitcom "The Michael J. Fox Show" and spreading awareness about Parkinson's disease, a condition both he and his TV character have in common. Fox has been an outspoken advocate for Parkinson's disease research and [...]

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NIH Extends Udall Grant Supporting Mayo Clinic's Parkinson's Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Institutes of Health has given Mayo Clinic in Florida a five-year, $7 million extension of its Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research grant. NIH has continuously funded Mayo Clinic's Udall Center since 1999, shortly after President Bill Clinton signed the Morris K. Udall [...]

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Mayo Clinic Creates Tool to Track Real-Time Chemical Changes in Brain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 11, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have found a novel way to monitor real-time chemical changes in the brains of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS). The groundbreaking insight will help physicians more effectively use DBS to treat brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, depression and Tourette [...]

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Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Eric Ahlskog takes a look at the treatment of parkinson's disease, where we've been, how far we've come, and what may be ahead. To listen, click the link below. Parkinson's Treatment

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Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Eric Ahlskog  explains the symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease. To listen, click the link below. Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

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Dopamine and Parkinson's Disease

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, we hear from Mayo Clinic Dr. Eric Ahlskog about the association of dopamine with Parkinson's disease. To listen, click the link below. Dopamine and Parkinson's

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Study Finds Parkinson's Disease Medication Triggers Destructive Behavior

A new study conducted at Mayo Clinic reports that one in six patients receiving therapeutic doses of certain drugs for Parkinson's disease develops new-onset, potentially destructive behaviors, notably compulsive gambling or hypersexuality. The study extends findings from two Mayo case series published in 2005 that reported a connection between dopamine [...]

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Anemia Might Be Associated With Development of Parkinson's Disease

Results of a new Mayo Clinic study support an association between anemia experienced early in life and the development of Parkinson's disease many years later. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Seattle on April 30. We were surprised to discover that chronic anemia or [...]

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Ovaries and Dementia

Every day up to two-thousand women have hysterectomies. Many of these women also choose to have their ovaries taken out at the same time to remove their risk of ovarian cancer. But for younger women who are not at high risk for ovarian cancer, doctors at Mayo Clinic are [...]

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Dr. Eric Ahlskog on Parkinson's Disease

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend episode is a "best of" with Dr. Eric Ahlskog talking about Parkinson's Disease. Medical Edge Weekend 11-27-10 To watch a video of Dr. Ahlskog talking about Parkinson's Disease, click here.

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Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog on Parkinson's Disease

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog on Parkinson's disease. Medical Edge Weekend 6-19-10

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Parkinson's Blood Test May Reveal Disease Progression

Blood Biomarker Could Mark Severe Cognitive Decline, Quicker Progression among Parkinson’s Patients Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease. There is no biomarker to tell who is going to develop the disease – and who is going to develop cognitive impairment after developing Parkinson’s, says [...]

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Parkinsonism - Different than Parkinson's Disease

Study of Parkinsonism Offers Better Estimate of Its Rate of Occurrence More than a million Americans are struggling with Parkinson's disease. But, parkinsonism may not be a term you have heard before. It's any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease — such as tremor, slow [...]

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Parkinson’s Goes Prime Time: Five Things to Know about Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox is back in the spotlight this fall in a new sitcom “The Michael J. Fox Show” and spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease, a condition both he and his TV character have in common. Fox has been an outspoken advocate for Parkinson’s disease research and awareness since disclosing [...]

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Learn More About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease research was presented to the American Academy of Neurology earlier this year, that's being described as a "big step forward" in diagnosing the disease.   Mayo Clinic neurologist, Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, “There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease and this is the first study demonstrating the value of testing [...]

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Help Fund Unique Study

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to work together on a diagnostic test that could identify early Parkinson's disease. Mayo Clinic Neurologist Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, "There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease. Making a diagnosis in living [...]

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Laser Guided Mobility (pkg)

Imagine not being able to walk across the room because your muscles donʹt work like they should.. Thatʹs what life is like for many people with Parkinsonʹs disease and similar disorders. These conditions cause your muscles to shake and freeze up, until putting one foot in front of the other [...]

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REM Sleep Disorder Doubles Risk Of Mild Cognitive Impairment/Parkinson’s

People with symptoms suggesting (REM) rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, have twice the risk of developing (MCI) mild cognitive impairment  or Parkinson’s disease within four years of diagnosis of the sleep problem,  compared with people without the disorder.         “Understanding that certain patients are at greater risk for MCI or Parkinson’s disease [...]

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