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Parkinson’s disease

Coffee Beans in Hands

On National Coffee Day, remember both the benefits and risks of our favorite bitter bean

Happy National Coffee Day, everyone. In all likelihood, this day won’t change the drinking habits for most people as coffee is the official starter fluid of the morning impaired. That being said, today gives us an opportunity to inform you of some of the health benefits (and risks) of the blessed, bitter bean. Beyond simply …

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Parkinson's and depression

Watch: The connection between mental health and Parkinson’s disease

The devastating news of Robin Williams’ death sparked a robust national discussion about depression and suicide. But a recent public statement from his family revealed that Mr. Williams was also in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. That, in turn, shifted the conversation to the potential link between Parkinson’s and depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Recent Parkinson’s …

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Pastor: My respect for Robin Williams has never been stronger

I see so many people posting heartfelt pieces of wisdom on the social media sites that I frequent. It goes something like, “Treat everyone with kindness because you never know what burdens they are carrying.”  That cliché has taken on new meaning in the wake of Robin Williams’ death last week. First, let me say …

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Headlines: Robin Williams, Ebola, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: We now know that Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he committed suicide on Monday. The Washington Post reports that the two conditions often go hand in hand. The Post also notes that the actor and comedian’s tragic death …

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Round Rock physical therapy clinic offers hope to Parkinson’s patients

Parkinson’s disease is most commonly associated with tremors—a kind of involuntary shaking. But there’s a lot more to this debilitating movement disorder than just the characteristic tremors. Parkinson’s disease can also make speech difficult, if not impossible. In fact, some 60 to 80 percent of Parkinson’s patients struggle with one or more of the following …

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