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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 11 a.m.

Gleason Neuroscience Institute to open at WSU-Spokane

Improving the lives of people with debilitating brain diseases is the focus of the new Steve Gleason Neuroscience Institute at Washington State University-Spokane.

Subtle stimulation: Spokane neurologist offering transcranial magnetic stimulation

Spokane neurologist Dr. David Greeley thinks more people these days are dealing with depression. Recently, he began a new service under the business name Kingfisher TMS offering transcranial magnetic stimulation, …

Parkinson’s Happy Dance: Summer class aims to help patients work on mobility

A summer class called Happy Dance & More is helping people with Parkinson’s disease to exercise and work on mobility. The session has 15 dancers, including patients as well as …

UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

Cardinal Tauran, who announced pope’s election, dies at 75

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:22 p.m.

Diamond says he has Parkinson’s, retires from touring

Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Duopa device among newer treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Kern Jackson of Medical Lake chose to get a Duopa device to help treat Parkinson’s disease. With the treatment, he’s regained some of his independence and mobility.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

Keep moving: Exercise program helps those with Parkinson’s manage symptoms

Exercises classes, like those offered at Touchmark on the South Hill in Spokane, help people with Parkinson’s disease.

Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

Muhammad Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.

Speech therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain speaking ability

Therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients regain and maintain their ability to speak.

Parkinson’s summit scheduled

The Parkinson’s Resource Center is having a daylong Parkinson’s Power Summit focusing on education and empowerment that includes speakers and workshops Sept. 6 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in …

Williams’ wife: Actor had Parkinson’s at time of suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday.

Electric impulses offer help for people suffering from Parkinson’s

Walter Lindstrom is wired, each of the stopwatch-size devices implanted in his chest connect via leads running up his neck to a set of electrodes in his brain. But the …

Parkinson’s patients explore joy of movement in Gonzaga dance class

The sunlight flows in through tall windows in Gonzaga University’s dance studio, reflecting in the wall-size mirrors and casting shadows on the wood floor. At the barre, where you’d expect …

Her art flourishes despite Parkinson’s

When Joan Waters retired from her job as a draftsperson at Avista Utilities in 2008, she wasn’t looking forward to retirement. It was her diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease, combined with …