Category: About PD

13 Tips for a Successful Telemedicine Appointment

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1950 House Call I grew up in the 1950s when doctors made house calls. My mother rang up an operator from a wooden telephone on the kitchen wall and was connected to Doc Gray. Although we lived four miles from town, she took care of us day or night. I remember Doc Gray sitting on …

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Coronavirus Michael J. Fox Webinar Highlights

There is no reason to believe that having Parkinson’s raises the risk for contracting the coronavirus. The webinar “Information Coronavirus for the Parkinson’s Community” sponsored by Michael J. Fox  Foundation on March 19 opened with the above reassuring  thought. Panel Members David Aronoff, MD, Director of Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Katherine Leaver, MD, …

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Poetry by Laura Ding-Edwards

The Mountain Poem If the mountain seems too big today then climb a hill instead if the morning brings you sadness it’s okay to stay in bed if the day ahead weighs heavy and your plans feel like a curse there’s no shame in re-arranging don’t make yourself feel worse if a shower stings like …

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My Self-Care Plan for Flu Season

Why I Get a Flu Shot Getting a flu shot is part of my self-care plan. The most at risk for serious flu complications are young children, pregnant women, adults over 65 and those with chronic medical conditions. Since I fall in two of these categories, the vaccine is important to me as any stress …

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