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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 2000
Q. My parents live in Florida and have a grapefruit tree. Although they love the fresh fruit, they have stopped eating it because of the problem of grapefruit interactions with medicines. I eat a grapefruit almost every day because it is so satisfying. I find I am not tempted to snack after breakfast. My doctor has just prescribed BuSpar for stress, and I would like to know if there is a problem with grapefruit. Would I have to avoid grapefruit altogether, or could I take my pill an hour or two later?
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By Craig Clary, cclary@patuxent.com | June 12, 2012
Jimmy Magee, a Cockeysville resident and tennis player for Boys' Latin Middle School, hopes to someday play for the Lakers' varsity tennis team. But what he's doing on the courts thisFather's Day, June 17, could make any contribution he eventually makes for the Lakers pale in comparison. Magee, an ambassador for the charitable organization, Kids Play For Good, is spearheading a doubles tennis tournament to fightParkinson's Disease, and support his uncle, Bryant Waters, who has the disease.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON and NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON,SUN REPORTER | May 22, 2006
Richard "Dick" Edward Haefner, an author, wine consultant and owner of an advertising agency in Annapolis, died of Parkinson's disease Tuesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 76. Mr. Haefner was born and raised in Newark, N.J., and attended public schools. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1952 and later attended law school there. He worked in the advertising department of the Safeway supermarket chain and in the creative department of Richardson, Myers & Donofrio, now the Carton Donofrio Partners marketing firm in Baltimore.
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September 28, 2009
Essential tremor is a neurological problem that results in tremors (shakiness), usually of the hands and arms, writes Dr. William Weiner, professor and chairman of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the school's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. * There is no known cause for essential tremor, although it sometimes runs in families. The onset of the tremor can be in adolescence or later in life. Most people with essential tremor experience very gradual worsening of the tremor over decades.
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By Don Aucoin and Don Aucoin,BOSTON GLOBE | June 2, 1996
It's been heartbreaking to see what has happened to Muhammad Ali.The greatest boxer of our time, a figure of almost magical charisma, he now drifts through the days like a ghost haunting his own life. Too many blows to the head have resulted in Parkinson's disease.In the June Esquire, Pete Hamill describes a dinner party of prizefighters and celebrities at which "everybody tried to avoid looking" at Ali. But Hamill could not tear his eyes away: He saw the 54-year-old Ali unable to move a piece of chicken 2 inches to his mouth, "the once lithe and powerful body sagging all of him shaking with the Parkinson's disease, with the damage caused by the fierce trade he once honored."
NEWS
April 3, 2005
Of all the 20th century popes, none was more effective at wielding the power of his office than Pope John Paul II. By helping to reshape the world as he found it, John Paul II ... had an impact on human affairs that went well beyond the institutional bounds of the church to which he dedicated his life. ... The pope's continuing willingness to be seen publicly as he aged from an energetic, athletic man in his 50s to an elderly figure in his 80s - unable to stand on his own and trembling with Parkinson's disease - was a reminder that he, too, was mortal.
NEWS
January 13, 2008
Carl N. Karcher, 90 Founder of fast-food chain Carl N. Karcher, who parlayed a $325 investment in a hot-dog cart into one of the biggest hamburger chains in the western U.S., died last week. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and was being treated for pneumonia. Mr. Karcher founded Carl's Jr., which has more than 1,000 locations.
NEWS
July 15, 2005
Did you know ... Within a week or so of being bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease, 80 percent of people develop a red, slowly expanding bull's-eye rash. The rash can be accompanied by fatigue, fever, headache, stiff neck, muscle aches and joint pain. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In Brief Parkinson's drugs and compulsive gambling A handful of drugs commonly prescribed for Parkinson's disease can turn a small proportion of patients into compulsive gamblers in as little as a month, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Archives of Neurology.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Bor | January 17, 1992
Ever since boxing's bareknuckle days, the punch-drunk fighter has been a fixture of the sport.The victim of too many blows to the head, a retired boxer in his 40s might resemble an old man in decline: He moved slowly, had trouble rising from his chair or turning over in bed. He couldn't pronounce words or nimbly write his name. He tended to forget things. Sometimes his hands shook.Not until the 1960s did doctors begin to realize that these boxers suffered from a disorder of the brain known as Parkinson's syndrome.
BUSINESS
By Julie Rose and Julie Rose,Los Angeles Times | January 10, 1993
If you have parents of advanced age, or if you are a senior citizen yourself, the unthinkable should not be the unmentionable.Families should discuss how to organize their affairs in the event of someone's long-term illness or death. You can save a lot of confusion, pain and loss with a little planning, including arrangements that will protect a parent's financial independence even during a prolonged nursing home stay.Attorneys and others who specialize in legal and financial questions affecting the elderly say that older people must act in three broad areas in order to prepare.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | July 10, 2009
Under Our Skin is a documentary wake-up call. This compelling account of the explosive growth of Lyme disease grows to encompass all the peculiar politics, corruption and inertia of American medicine. Everyone agrees that the tick-borne disease is "the great imitator," mirroring a multitude of ailments, including fibromyalgia and Parkinson's disease. But the ideas that Lyme disease can be chronic and that its treatment should go on for months or years have become points of controversy for physicians, insurers, and research funders.
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January 2, 2009
CLAIBORNE PELL, 90 U.S. senator, creator of Pell Grants Claiborne Pell, the quirky blueblood who represented blue-collar Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college, died yesterday at his Newport home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Mr. Pell, a Democrat, spoke with an aristocratic tone but was an unabashed liberal who spent his political career championing causes to help the less fortunate.
FEATURES
August 7, 2008
*Amanda Gorsuch, a nurse at at Mercy Medical Center, is being honored with the DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize nurses. The foundation, based in Glen Ellen, Calif., was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died in 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of an autoimmune disease. The nursing care Barnes received inspired the award. Gorsuch is the first DAISY honoree in Maryland. She was nominated by a patient who was touched by her care.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and June Arney and Justin Fenton and June Arney,Sun Reporters | June 8, 2008
Louis Ginsberg, a trumpeter for more than 60 years whose band played at President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, died Friday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 92. Mr. Ginsberg was born in Lynn, Mass., and moved to the Baltimore area when he was 10 years old. He graduated from City College in 1933. He started playing the trumpet in 1929, at age 13, and studied under musicians at the Peabody Conservatory and the National Symphony. From 1940 to 1941, he played trumpet with Don Bestor's Band.
FEATURES
By Jeannine Stein and Jeannine Stein,Los Angeles Times | September 27, 2007
Earlier this month, Tim Borland set out to run the equivalent of 63 marathons in 63 days, consecutively, to raise money and awareness for a rare degenerative disease. About the same time, a group of fathers began cycling across the United States to help in the fight against a rare form of children's cancer. And a New York man is in the midst of a decade-long goal to scale 10 mountains in as many years for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research. All hope for copious dollars and national media attention, but most people will never hear of their endeavors or make donations to their causes.
NEWS
August 28, 2007
John Charles "Jack" Corbitt, a retired insurance sales manager who had played golf since he was 14, died of Parkinson's disease complications Friday at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury. The Ocean Pines resident was 71. Born in Baltimore and raised on Collins Avenue in Irvington, Mr. Corbitt began caddying at the Rolling Road Country Club in Catonsville as an 11-year-old. Family members said that initially he did not like the game, but he soon began playing. He used secondhand golf clubs and captured the Maryland Scholastic Association Golf Championship at 16. The next year, he shot a 74 at the Baltimore Country Club to win the Maryland Junior Open Championship.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1997
As leader of the world's 965 million Roman Catholics, Pope John Paul II speaks to a constituency second only to the premier of China's in size.Like any other head of state, the pope is not exempt from sometimes only repeating the familiar. But there is often something in his message to challenge his audience, and the audience often extends beyond the Catholic community.Two themes stand out in his recent statements: the millennium and the tenuous freedom of Eastern Europe.In almost every address, he mentions the coming millennium as a benchmark for Christianity -- an opportunity for self-examination and reconciliation.
FEATURES
July 26, 2007
Events Legal documents seminars -- The Baltimore County Department of Aging and the law firm of Frank, Frank and Scherr LLC are offering free discussions on health care decision-making, estate planning and asset management in area senior centers this month. 410-887-2594. Classes Type 2 diabetes -- Greater Baltimore Medical Center's Geckle Diabetes & Nutrition Center, 6569 N. Charles St., Physicians' Pavilion East, Suite 507, Towson / Days and times vary. Registration: 443-849-2036. Screenings Hernia -- St. Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Drive, Towson / Free for adults 18 and older.
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