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Are we ‘Parkinson’s friendly’?

April 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Here’s one statistic Minnesota doesn’t want to brag about it’s the third largest state per capita impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD).
An estimated 20,000 people are living with PD in Minnesota; the only states with greater PD impact are North Dakota and South Dakota. Continue Reading

‘Busy and active and socially happy’ despite Parkinson’s diagnosis

April 23, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

After 33 years of harried deadlines and countless evenings and weekends spent covering area sporting events, Larry Holverson was looking forward to retirement.
But his vision of what retirement looked like changed considerably just two weeks before he wrapped up his career. In May 2007, the Echo Press sports editor was told he had Parkinson’s disease (PD). Continue Reading

Parkinson’s support group meeting set

April 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. April 15 in Conference Room No. 1 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
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