Category Archives: Parkinson’s Research

Swimming for Parkinson’s

I just wrote about hiking for Parkinson’s, and here’s another opportunity to donate– swimming for Parkinson’s.  As with the hiking, it’s no sweat – all you have to do is lift your credit card and donate.  My fellow Parki blogger, … Continue reading

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Parkinsons and Melanomas

Why do I have a  photo of my late father in this blog?  I have a photo of my handsome, Irish father mostly because Father’s Day is coming up.   But we also share the same Irish face: pale white skin, … Continue reading

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Tom Isaacs, RIP

I just got word from my Canadian buddy and fellow blogger Natasha McCarthy that Tom Isaacs had died unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49.  Natasha and I had both heard Tom speak at the World Parkinsons Conference in Portland … Continue reading

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Do you like breathing? Want to continue?

Do you like breathing? Do you like drinking clean water? Then you should be concerned about Trump’s Executive Orders dismantling Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Action:  Here’s ACTIONS you can take: 1)  Submit your comment to the EPA opposing reversal of … Continue reading

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Trump wants Parkis to die

OK, this is a deliberately inflammatory headline,  kind of in keeping with the Tweet school of communication from the Trump administration. But I’m mad.  Parkinson’s research is at a very exciting, pivotal time right now and a lot of that … Continue reading

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Be a Stiff for Science!

Hey kids!  Do you want to help out Parkinson’s research?  It’s easy…All you have to do is….die. Of course there are a few requirements: For the Seattle-based program I signed up for, yes, you do need to have PD, be … Continue reading

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Curing Parkinson’s with Pixie Dust

I wrote a post back in 2013 that quoted the average cost of drug development: $1.2 billion over 15 years.  Four years later, it’s probably more than that, but the point is still the same: it would appear to cost way  too … Continue reading

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I Love to Laugh

You’ve probably been reading about “fake news” and our new “post-factual environment”.  So you can imagine how dubious I was when I scanned through my Facebook and saw one of those “sponsored pages” (i.e., an ad).  The page was from … Continue reading

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“Fox it Forward” on Giving Tuesday, November 29

You know the drill:  Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday.   Way too much stuff (and stuffing).  To counteract all that buying, now there’s a new holiday event that focuses on giving: Giving Tuesday.  In 2015, over 700,000 people from 70 … Continue reading

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Make Me A Million!

Help me raise a million dollars for the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.  Every dollar you contribute up to a million will be matched – BUT ONLY  UNTIL NOVEMBER 29!    That’s only … Continue reading

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