PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

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By Beth W. Orenstein | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Though the hallmark symptoms of depression are emotional (such as feelings of sadness and hopelessness), depression may also come with physical symptoms, including nausea, diarrhea, pain, and weight changes. Too often, however, people simply dismiss these health issues or fail … [Read more...]

DOES TMD TREATMENT HELP ALLEVIATE PARKINSON’S SYMPTOMS?

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Risto E. Hurme, D.D.S. and Kristiina Hurme, Ph.D. “The evolution of [the] human masticatory complex is strongly related to diet, the use of tools and fire, and finally speech, and has a more important part in the evolution of mankind than the dentists know.” (Emes et al., Bull Int Assoc Paleodont. 2011; 5(1):37-47.) The relationship between … [Read more...]

UNDERSTANDING VISUAL DYSFUNCTION  OCCURRING IN PARKINSON’S

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April Spurling, OD Kohtz & Spurling Doctors of Optometry Following a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, people often report visual symptoms, such as visual fatigue, eye strain, intermittent blurred vision, and headaches. These are commonly recognized as signs of eye problems. However, people who have Parkinson’s can experience other … [Read more...]

HOW MEDICAID TREATS A RETURN OF GIFT

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Ronald A. Fatoullah, Attorney at Law This month’s Elder Law Review™ addresses the topic of transfers of assets, subsequent returns, and the effect on institutional Medicaid eligibility. When an applicant makes gifts to individuals other than “exempt” recipients such as a spouse or a disabled child, the result is a period of ineligibility for … [Read more...]

UPDATE ON PARKINSON’S  “ROAD TO THE CURE” PROJECT

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THE SAN DIEGO BIOTECH COMPANY (SDBC)  “…important that the drugs capable of modifying the disease have an easy access to the central nervous system.” We are thrilled that world science in the neuro-degenerative disease world is moving ahead at lightening speeds. ICBI’s SMART molecules still appear to be superior to other alpha-syn … [Read more...]