Knee Replacement in Parkinson’s Disease Portends a Poor Outcome Long Term: But Is it Preventable? By Maria De Leon

Lately, it seems that a great number of people that I know with Parkinson’s disease has undergone a knee replacement. I wondered if there was a greater incidence of knee replacement in Parkinson’s compared to other neurological diseases. However, my search did not yield much in the way of statistics as to the actual numbers

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How to Overcome the Fear of Failing Care giving: By Maria De Leon

“What enables a general to conquer and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men is foreknowledge” Sun Tzu ‘The Art of War’ Over the last month, I have read and heard much about the needs of the caregiver, the fears of the future for both the patients and caregivers as well as the stresses

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Soaring Neurological Retail Prescription Drugs: By Dr. De Leon

As I have battled with Parkinson’s disease and my illness has gotten more complex so have my challenges in obtaining medication. I am sure I am not alone in this. Every time I go to the pharmacy as of late, the joy seems to be knocked right out of my soul for at least an

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Los Tulipanes Rojos: Símbolo Perfecto By Dr. De Leon

“Un tulipán no se esfuerza para impresionar a nadie. No batalla para ser diferente de una rosa. No tiene que hacerlo pues es diferente. En el jardín hay lugar para ambos…por lo tanto solo esmerence en ser sí mismos, en hacerlo no podrán evitar brillar.” Marianne Williamson Al celebrar nuevamente el mes del Parkinson al

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Raising PD awareness ONE shuffling Step at a time. By Dr. De Leon

As we approach Parkinson’s Day on the 11TH of this month, I am reminded how far I and others have come in this journey with PD.  I am more determined than ever to continue the fight against Parkinson’s disease both on a personal level as well as a collective effort. As a physician, and patient

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