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Swimming Lake George – 2017
Bruce

Swimming Lake George – 2017

This past weekend I swam a 2.5 kilometer (1.5 mile) open water race in Lake George, New York, to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.  Before we get to the photos, please click here to support me! Click! And now, on with the story! Wake up, Parky 1, 2 and …

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Swimming the Hudson River
Bruce

Swimming the Hudson River

Today, with the support of Parky 1, Parky 2 and Parky 3, I swam across the Hudson River from the city of Newburgh to the town of Beacon.  Newburgh and Beacon are not quite halfway up the Hudson River if you’re traveling from New York City to Albany, the state capital.  The river is a …

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Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”
Bruce

Review: “How Not to Die from Parkinson’s Disease”

At the World Parkinson Congress last September, I walked in on the tail-end of an academic session that dealt with nutrition.  The speaker ended with a strong pitch that we all read – and follow – Dr. Michael Greger’s book How Not to Die, the first half of which contains a chapter titled “How Not …

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More Potential Dangers for LGBTQ Parkies
Bruce

More Potential Dangers for LGBTQ Parkies

Last week I reviewed a host of issues concerning Parkinson’s disease and the LGBTQ community; it was a follow-up on an earlier post I wrote shortly after the World Parkinson Congress in September. This week there is another news item on the same topic.  The Texas Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, declared that married same-sex …

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Gay, with Parkinson’s.  An Update.
Bruce

Gay, with Parkinson’s.  An Update.

After the World Parkinson Congress last September in Portland, I posted a blog titled “Gay, with Parkinson’s.  What are the Issues?”  It basically elaborated on a list of issues that two gay couples attending the Congress and I came up with one night at dinner. Here’s an update on things I think LGBTQ Parkies must …

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DBS Updates: Now Used for Depression, Too
Bruce

DBS Updates: Now Used for Depression, Too

DBS, or Deep Brain Stimulation, has been an option for treating Parkinson’s disease since the late 1980s.  Basically, surgeons drill two holes in your skull and insert tiny wires into the brain; the wires electronically stimulate the part of the brain that controls movement but has gone kaput because of PD.  The wires run under …

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Parkinson’s Unity Walk – New York City
Bruce

Parkinson’s Unity Walk – New York City

Yesterday was the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in New York’s Central Park. The photo above shows the starting gate, where I was supposed to meet some friends from Europe (Andy Butler and the Radio Parkies crowd).  But I was way late because the New York City traffic was at a standstill, as the streets near Central …

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Parkinson’s Unity Walk – This Saturday in NYC!
Bruce

Parkinson’s Unity Walk – This Saturday in NYC!

If you’re in New York City this weekend, be sure to join the Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park.  Thousands of Parkies will be there, as well as their friends, family and caregivers.  There’s also a section of booths where dozens of Parkinson’s disease associations set up shop, and plenty of places to sit, relax, …

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Sunny Sundays!
Bruce

Sunny Sundays!

In celebration of all things sunny, Parking Suns now features every Sunday a different YouTube music clip about the sun! This week’s entry:  a double header suggested by my World Parkinson Congress blogging partner, Laura Gould, whose website (The Magic Trick – Life with Parkinson’s) is one of the most stellar in the entire Internet firmament. We begin …

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