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Move quickly because Parkinson’s builds slowly

06:00 EDT 30 Apr 2019 | KevinMD

When a patient comes to me long after he or she suspects that something is amiss, I tell them, “I understand.” I know why they had ignored their tremors for too long. I understand why they had dismissed their balance issues as insignificant. Depictions of Parkinson’s disease in popular culture are grim, and nobody wants […]

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