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Articles by BioNews Staff

30 Days of PD: Cycling With Hope, Optimism, and Parkinson’s

Photo courtesy of John Alexander Day 22 of 30 This is John Alexander’s story: Twelve years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Early on, I heard about the importance of exercise in controlling disease progression. Exercise was considered as important as taking…

30 Days of PD: We Can Help Address Parkinson’s in Our Own Unique Way

Photo courtesy of Mike O’Connor Day 20 of 30 This is Mike O’Connor’s story: After retiring some years ago, my wife and I became “Bucket List Adventurers,” dedicating our time to travelling the world to experience and photograph places and cultures which were largely outside the normal tourist destinations.

30 Days of PD: Choosing to Live Each Day With Intention and Hope

Photo courtesy of Melissa Livingston Day 19 of 30 This is Melissa Livingston’s story: I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) at 45. It took four years and four doctors before I heard the words: “You have Parkinson’s.” Probably one of the most devastating statements ever…

30 Days of PD: My Quest for an Exceptional Life

Chris Kustanbauter, left, is shown with his wife, Mary, and their dogs, Hazel and Duke. (Courtesy of Chris Kustanbauter) Day 16 of 30 This is Chris Kustanbauter’s story: Flashback 12 years, I’m sitting in my neurologist’s office and I hear, “Chris, you have Parkinson’s disease.” My…

30 Days of PD: DBS Gives Me a Better Fighting Chance

Photo courtesy of Steven Oppen Day 15 of 30 This is Steven Oppen’s story: I was diagnosed in 2013, having just received the news in 2011 that my wife had pancreatic cancer. A double whammy. My love of 48 years lost her battle in 2017. I’m experiencing severely…

30 Days of PD: Parkinson’s Couldn’t Steal Our Love

Photo courtesy of Corrie Trattner Day 14 of 30 This is Henry Hasenbush and Corrie Trattner’s story: It’s difficult to write about my husband’s Parkinson’s disease without acknowledging the heartbreaking, rocky road we traveled. He was initially diagnosed in 2015, and it was confirmed the next year. We…

30 Days of PD: Keep Moving Forward With a Sense of Humor

Photo courtesy of Tommy Stringer Day 13 of 30 This is Tommy Stringer’s story: Having recently resigned from my elected position in the South Carolina House of Representatives after 13 years, may it be said that the only thing progressive about me is Parkinson’s disease. Pardon my political humor,…