Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

Essay: Lessons Learned From Receiving

One annoying thing about being a writer is that when you’re in the middle of experiencing something, there’s always going to be people saying to you “Well, now you’ll have something new to write about!” Even more annoying: They’re right! I recently had a painful surgery (all better now though, yay!) and decided to share…

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Parkinson disease written in a medical form.

Genetic Testing

Using our heritage to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. A neurodegenerative disorder whose cause is unknown, Parkinson’s disease was first described in 1817 as “shaking palsy” by James Parkinson, for whom the condition is named. The onset of symptoms — tremors, slowness and stiffness, walking and balance issues, and a host of non-movement symptoms, including…

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