Author: Bruce

High Intensity Workouts May Slow PD Progression for the Newly Diagnosed
Bruce

High Intensity Workouts May Slow PD Progression for the Newly Diagnosed

The NY Times reported this week on a research study which found that high-intensity treadmill training slowed the progression of Parkinson’s disease in Parkies who were “newly diagnosed” (that is, diagnosed within the past five years). The researchers studied 128 men and women who fit this definition.  The researchers randomly divided the participants into three …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Fox Foundation Endorses “Parkinson’s Pandemic” Paper
Bruce

Fox Foundation Endorses “Parkinson’s Pandemic” Paper

Todd Sherer, the CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, this week wrote an op-ed in The Hill in which he promotes a recently published opinion piece in JAMA Neurology, which called for treating Parkinson’s as a pandemic. I blogged about the Jama Neurology article before; let’s hope Todd Sherer’s article pushes lawmakers …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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A High-Calorie Diet May Help You Live Longer
Bruce

A High-Calorie Diet May Help You Live Longer

According to a recently published study in Neurology (and summarized for the lay reader in Medical News Today), people with Parkinson’s disease need to watch out for weight loss, especially right after they are diagnosed. As Medical News Today says in its banner heading: People with Parkinson’s disease who lose weight may be more likely to develop …

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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environment, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! For this week’s entry, Janelle Monáe covers Nat King Cole’s “Smile.”   If you smile Through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come shining through for you Meanwhile, …

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Simon Stott: “Where Are We Now With Parkinson’s Research?”
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Simon Stott: “Where Are We Now With Parkinson’s Research?”

Here’s a great, recent video that addresses the question, “Where are we now with Parkinson’s research?”  The author/speaker, Simon Stott, is a post-doctoral researcher at Cambridge University, where he focuses on Parkinson’s disease.  I found this video on his website, The Science of Parkinson’s Disease, which is both highly technical as well as interesting and …

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Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!
Bruce

Throwback Thursdays Art – w/ Update!

Every Thursday, as part of my personal “enriched environment” initiative, I post a piece of art, usually from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which recently released online some 400,000 high-resolution images of its collection.  All artwork will show a sun (or sunlight) somewhere.  I won’t name the piece or the artist, but instead invite you …

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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny, and to promote an enriched environment, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! For this week’s entry, Diana Krall sings the standard “Night and Day.”   Night and day, you are the one. Only you beneath the moon and under the sun… Meanwhile, click here for previous Sunny Sundays vids! …

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