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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders, which are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. The four primary symptoms of Parkinson's disease are tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk; bradykinesia, or slowness of movement; and postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination. As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks. More...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a slowly progressive disease of the airways that is characterized by a gradual loss of lung function. In the U.S., the term COPD includes chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive bronchitis, or emphysema, or combinations of these conditions. It represents the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.

The symptoms of COPD can range from chronic cough and sputum production to severe disabling shortness of breath. In some individuals, chronic cough and sputum production are the first signs that they are at risk for developing the airflow obstruction and shortness of breath characteristic of COPD. In others, shortness of breath may be the first indication of the disease.More...

Multiple Sclerosis

An unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted. Many investigators believe Multiple Sclerosis to be an autoimmune disease -- one in which the body, through its immune system, launches a defensive attack against its own tissues. In the case of Multiple Sclerosis, it is the nerve-insulating myelin that comes under assault. Such assaults may be linked to an unknown environmental trigger, perhaps a virus. More...

Did You Know?
Canadian Pharmacies sell the same prescription medications that you can get locally, but you can often get them at 40% - 70% less. More...

The three most common types of cancer treatment are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Treatment is aimed at removing the cancer cells or destroying them in the body with medicines or other agents. More...

The mind is the strongest obstacle to wellness. It is constantly running, worrying, thinking about the past and the future. It wants to solve problems, judge, label, and conceptualize everything. This causes us to miss the most precious thing we have in this world at any time... this very moment. More...

An increasing number of health insurance companies will offer you a quote immediately when you fill out a simple form online, so getting a quote takes half the time it used to as well as a lot of companies will show you a quotes of other companies for you to compare the insurance quotes. More...

A number of reputable organizations offer help in choosing the best senior housing and care combination. Some organizations provide checklists for comparing facilities, once you have chosen a type of housing and care. More...

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