Diseases and Illnesses

Research could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's

Research could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's

When singer Neil Diamond announced in January that he would stop touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it brought new attention to the neurodegenerative disorder that can bring many different kinds of symptoms.

While there isn’t a cure, there are several means of treating the effects of the disease, from drugs to exercise.

And there are a lot of promising areas of research, according to Dr. Lisa Shulman, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, director of the University of Maryland Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Center and a neurologist specializing in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders at the...

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