Author Archives: Marta Ribeiro

Parkinson’s Disease Stories: Being Diagnosed at 34

When Tonya Walker first started experiencing strange symptoms—like her arms not moving when she walked and her left hand losing its dexterity—she thought she’d pulled a muscle. Living with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.  However, when the symptoms continued, Walker realized something wasn’t right. She visited her primary care doctor who initially thought she might have …

11 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease You May Not Know

Most people are aware of Parkinson’s disease and some of its symptoms, but very few know much more about this progressive illness. We’ve put together some simple stats and facts so you can learn more about the condition. With help from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, everydayhealth.com, and …

6 Celebrities Who Lived With Parkinson’s Disease

There are many celebrities battling Parkinson’s disease. Living with the disease is difficult enough without worrying about your health deteriorating in the public eye. Let’s take a look at how these public figures have managed their disease in the spotlight. Muhammad Ali Ali was initially diagnosed in 1984, just three short years after…

Eating These Foods Can Help You Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

Most of us have probably been reminded to take our vitamins, or pushed to eat something because it’s “full of vitamins”—and it’s true, getting vitamins is incredibly important. Especially during the winter when some people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, which can be impacted by low levels of vitamin D. But that’s not…

VeinViewer Will Help Nurses With IVs and Blood Tests

Anyone with a chronic illness will testify that they spend a lot of time in the doctor’s office having blood work done. Which means getting pricked with a lot of needles, which can sometimes take two or three (or more) attempts to find a compliant vein. Watch some exercises designed to…

6 Foods That Can Help You Fight a Cold or Flu

Winter is a perilous time if you have a compromised immune system, but you can’t stay alone inside for four months. You have to get on with your daily life, and just hope you don’t succumb to other people’s bugs and illnesses. However, there are some foods that can help you avoid catching a cold…

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