I decided to let people know I have Parkinson’s to encourage others to take action. I was Diagnosed 3 and a half years ago, but my life is full. I act, I give talks, I do my podcast, which I love. If you get a diagnosis, keep moving!
I take boxing lessons 3 days a week, play singles tennis twice a week, and take a mild pill – all Dr. recommended. I even juggle a little. And I’m not entering dementia. I’m no more demented than I was before. Maybe I should rephrase that. Really, I’m good.
• From Joe D. Goldstrich, MD:
I found the conclusions of this article, in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Researchto be quite fascinating:
“This is the first demonstration that ‘liking’ enhancements caused by anandamide stimulation of ventral striatum are interdependent with opioid signals, echoing prior findings that these systems also interact during natural and drug reward seeking, or ‘wanting.
Opioid makers gave millions to patient groups to sway prescribing
Among the groups that received some of the largest funding were the U.S. Pain Foundation and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, which received $2.9 million and $1.2 million, respectively. We asked the U.S. Pain Foundation for comment and will update you accordingly. The American Academy of Pain Medicine issued a statement that addressed funding, but not the specific findings in the report.