Category Archives: research

The Art of Healing: 10 Inspiring People & Projects

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the word healing. Here are links to people & projects that inspire me: Rabbi Ronnie Cahana  Howard Shifke  Boundless Adventures Project Somos  Roots of Empathy  Mark O’Brien  Porridge for Parkinson’s  Stephen & Ondrea Levine  Out … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Presents “Brainstorm For a Cure”

It was a dark and brainstormy night for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Fox Trial Finder, The World Parkinson Congresses, The Pacific Parkinsons Research Institute, National Parkinson Foundation, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Parkinson’s Humor, Davis Phinney Foundation, Parkinson’s Action Network, American Academy of … Continue reading

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The New Year’s Cat is out of the Bag!

What surprises will she bring? A cure for Parkinsons and Parkindaughters and Parkinmothers and Parkinfathers? A cure for cancers of the breasts, the lungs, the tongue, the brain, the test(icles), the liver, the bladder, the pancreas, all the orifices including … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s Porridge For Parkinson’s Fundraiser Is On Sunday, November 18

Get out your spoons! Get out your wallets! The 12th Annual Porridge For Parkinson’s takes place Sunday, November 18th. If you can’t be there in person, you can donate on line.

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One of Those Days

Have you ever had “one of those days” when you feel moody and muddled and not at your best? Well, I’ve been having “many of those days” lately. My Neuropsychiatrist assures me things will improve — once he finds the … Continue reading

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Brave Bev Ribaudo Prepares for Deep Brain Stimulation

Last week, I heard it through the Tweet-vine, that my funny friend Bev Ribaudo (who also has early onset Parkinson’s disease) was getting DBS: Deep brain stimulation. I won’t go into all the gory details, mostly because just thinking about … Continue reading

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News Flash! Ms. Mastectomy Considers Working at Hooters!

Hooters is hurting! According to WOMENK!ND, the ‘breastaurant’ is sprucing up their menu and decor to attract female customers. But it’ll take more than tossed salads and tasseled pillows to lure us ladies! How about hiring Ms. Mastectomy? Or TourettesHero? … Continue reading

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Today’s Pink Stroke of Genius: Teenager Brittany Wenger Wins Grand Prize at Google Science Fair For Her Brilliant Breast Cancer Innovation

Inspired by her baby brother’s ailing health and her amazing 6th grade science teacher, Florida’s Brittany Wenger wowed the Google Science Fair‘s panel of judges with her science project: a computer program to help doctors diagnose breast cancer in a … Continue reading

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Today’s Pink Stroke of Genius: Olivia Newton-John Launches Australian Cancer Center Named in Her Honour

Part of my brain is stuck in the year 1978.  I was fourteen. I was hormonal. And I was obsessed with the movie “Grease!” I adored Olivia Newton-John — in my eyes she was wholesome, pretty, talented, and perfect. Fourteen … Continue reading

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Somewhere In The Rainbow: Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist William S. Knowles

June 1, 1917  –  June 13, 2012 Back in the mid-1960s, while The Rolling Stones belted out “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” Dr. William S. Knowles was on the verge of a medical breakthrough — so big — that it would … Continue reading

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