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Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Impacting Daily Life

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Impacting Daily Life

| May 5, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Sarah Jones, MPA, MS, CEO of PMDAlliance Often, we think we can spot someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Seeing a hand tremor or someone moving slowly can be signs of this progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than one million people in the United States. Motor symptoms of PD, which also include dyskinesia (the […]

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Seven Tips for Falls Prevention

Seven Tips for Falls Prevention

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

By Mazy Holiday, CEO and Founder, iStand The importance of falls prevention for aging adults cannot be underscored.  Falls are the number one cause of injury-related deaths for seniors and a leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older individuals. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four […]

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Tackling a Silent Killer – My Journey to a Cure for Hepatitis C

Tackling a Silent Killer – My Journey to a Cure for Hepatitis C

| June 21, 2017 | 2 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There’s a silent killer stalking the streets and it’s actively trying to kill 3.8 million Americans. Some know they’re being stalked, but most don’t. The killer was identified in 1989, so we know its name and what it looks like, but it wasn’t until three years ago, that a dependable way to deal with it […]

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Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, you could be one of more than three million baby boomers living with hepatitis C in the U.S. and not even know it. Despite only making up 27% of the U.S. population, baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of hepatitis C cases in the U.S. […]

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