The Houston Astros just clinched the American League West — but that’s not the only thing pitcher Joe Smith has to celebrate.
Patients and advocates for mental health will repeatedly answer the question “Why Care?” this week. In short, because mental illness affects everyone in some way, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and this week marks Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Leading the first national effort to address long-standing gender disparities in Parkinson’s (PD) research and care, the Parkinson’s Foundation has developed patient-centered recommendations to promote the needs women in the U.S. living with the disease.
Hundreds ran and walked at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg to help find a cure for Huntington’s disease.
Health economists walk a precarious tightrope: Their analyses are quantitative and, presumably, emotion-free. But health care is intensely personal — and often, intensely emotional.
Jackson Schultheis was just over 6 months old when his parents noticed his legs giving out.
Most people have a stereotypical perception of Tourette syndrome. Likely based on a movie or TV show, their vision is of an uncontrollable stream of insults and curse words. On the screen, these symptoms become the joke, the punchline. Yet cliché portrayals of Tourette syndrome are not only oversimplified, but also harmful.
Cancer patients are breathing a sigh of relief. So are patients with movement disorders. And those with epilepsy, HIV and mental health conditions.
These days, I find myself using some of the same words to describe Parkinson’s as I do to describe the experience of physicians like me who treat patients with the disease. It’s a sad reflection on current health insurer practices.