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Focus on Bogus: Part II

     No one wishes to dampen the enthusiasm that arises with hoped-for breakthroughs in Parkinson’s Disease or any other disorders but, however tantalizing some of these reports may be, if they are false or unsubstantiated by scientific evidence...

Focus on Bogus: Part I

     I frequently get up at night to take a leak.  It’s my prostate.  It’s big.  Very big. We're talkin' watermelon here. Diagnosis: BPH = benign prostatic hypertrophy.  Statistically, by age 60 half of all men will have this...

Stress: Part III

(Last blog on this subject.  If you haven’t read Stress I and Stress II, shame on you.)           Don’t despair about this stress thing.  Just follow the instructions below and you’ll soon be  coming to a place of...

Words To Live By

We’re about to embark on a new year, and this prompted me to scour the world of literature on behalf of Ping Pong Parkinson to search for words of wisdom to live by.  I found some pithy stuff written by Confucious, of course, but I have also included, Friedrich...

Lurking Pathogens

    I keep hearing about MRSA (Mersa), and it scares me to death.  Why? It’s not because I’m unhinged  (regardless of what my mother said), it’s just that I’m very concerned about Staphylococcus aureus.  I used to be frightened of...

Stress: Part II

     I thought that when I retired I would be free of the tensions and emotional strains that had accompanied my job.  But other stressors gradually nudged their way into my life, a vast array, including financial, relationships, family...

Exercise + PD

(Stress Part II, has been delayed (Lao Du is sleeping)      Exercise is a crucial component of a Parkinson’s treatment program.  It’s not an option – it’s  a MUST.  Keeping fit  by working out  promotes neuroplasticity and...

Stress, Part I

     Hey, pal, you say you were just rammed by a cruise ship while sailing your little 20 foot sloop offshore, and now you’re cold and wet because there’s a hole the size of a watermelon at the bow below the waterline … and the water is coming into...

Champs and Chumps

     I think every kid in Flushing in the mid 1950’s knew that it was Leo Durocher, the manager of the NY (baseball) Giants, who said “Nice guys finish last.”   It was common knowledge that he said that, and it was also  implicitly...

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