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Videos From The Doctor's TV Show - Topics On "Parkinson's Disease"

CBS TV Network has THE DOCTORS -- a one-hour, daytime talk show delivering up-to-the-minute information from a panel of four practicing medical professionals in a compelling and entertaining format five days a week. Below are video links to different episodes where they have discussed Parkinson's Disease.

Diagnosed with Parkinson's At age 49, Suzanne noticed her thumb was twitching while she was watching television. She consulted her doctor and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease --

THE DOCTORS Examine A Parkinson's Surgical Procedure ... The DOCTORS examine a DBS Parkinson's surgical procedure

Deep-Brain Stimulation Surgery Watch as Suzanne undergoes deep-brain stimulation to control the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. NOTE: This video may not be appropriate for young viewers - It does show a DBS surgery on the brain.

Deep-Brain Stimulation Results Suzanne and neurosurgeon Dr. Parag Patil join The Doctors to show how deep-brain stimulation improved Suzanne's symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter Shares About Her Father and Parkinson's May May Ali, daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, joins The Doctors to share how her family is championing Parkinson's disease research.

Thanks Kay and Michelle for submitting the DOCTORS TV Show as a resource!

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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005. Click here to see / hear Steve Jobs speech.

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Steve Jobs Stanford Speech
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ABC News - 2 Videos about Alzheimer's & DBS

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Alzheimer's Disease Unlocked? Experimental brain treatment shows promise restoring memories.
Click here to see ABC News Video about this DBS treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Boosts Memory "A new study suggests that driving electricity deep into the brain can boost memory, shedding light on a mysterious neurological process and opening the door for Alzheimer's disease treatments." To read more about this article
Click here to see ABC News Video about DBS memory boost

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Movement Strategies To Help Mobility and Balance --- One of our favorite series of videos!

The lecture series by Kevin Lockette, PT. Topics are the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease and movement strategies to help mobility and balance. With over 20 years experience working with PD patients, Kevin shares his knowledge of techniques that have proven to help you get control of your movements. http://tinyurl.com/bomlxqv

This is one of the best series of videos about Parkinson's I've seen.  Easy to watch or listen to with lots of common sense information. These videos are worthwhile your time to grab something to drink, some snacks and watch.  Start with Part I and work your way through the series at your own pace.

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Michael J. Fox Interview on CNN with Donny Deutsch - March 16, 2012

NOTE: The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group does not endorse or support any political parties. This video is being provided for information purposes only.

The following links are from an interview in two parts between Donny Deutsch and Michael J. Fox on CNN.

The link below is with Michael J. Fox on Rick Santorum's anti-stem cell research beliefs.
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Michael J. Fox talks with Donny Deutsch about Rush Limbaugh.
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During the same CNN show, the interview by Donny Deutsch with Richard Cohen and Meredith Vieira about MS
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NOVA "Secrets of the Mind"
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The Electric Brain
Welcome to the companion Web site originally broadcast on October 23, 2001. These film delves into the mind-tingling efforts of neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran to discover how the brain works. Here's what you'll find online:
  • Mind Games
    Your mind sees the classic Necker cube either as pointing upward to the right or downward to the left—but not both at the same time, no matter how hard you try. Give the cube a peek, along with an intriguing series of other visual challenges.

  • From Ramachandran's Notebook
    One patient had gnawing sensations in his phantom arm until he discovered his discarded limb was being devoured by maggots. Another felt pleasant sensations in her phantom foot every time she had sexual intercourse. Hear these and other strange tales from the phantom world, as vividly described by Ramachandran.

  • The Electric Brain
    How does a three-pound mass of wet, gray tissue (the brain) succeed in representing the external world so beautifully? In this interview with neuroscientist Rodolfo Llinas, explore how his theory of the timing of electrical oscillations in the brain gives rise to consciousness, and how failures in this timing can lead to a variety of brain disorders.

  • Probe the Brain (Hot Science)
    Use an electric probe to map the motor cortex, the area of the brain responsible for controlling body movement.

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NOVA How Does the Brain Work?

This episode of NOVA Science NOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and snatches researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more.

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Magic and the Brain

Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands that treat depression, artificial intelligence, and more.

Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic tricks.
Magic and the Brain
Profile: David Eagleman

A neuroscientist finds inventive ways to study the brain—like sending test subjects into free-fall.

Profile: David Eagleman
Magnetic Mind Control

Using magnetic wands, researchers can control the brain functions of human subjects and treat depression.
Magnetic Mind Control
Can Machines Think Like Us?

A computer named Watson is the latest contestant in machine versus human battles of the "mind."
Can Machines Think Like Us?

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Psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason is a 70-something speed demon as well as an expert on how humans learn how to speak.
Jean Berko Gleason

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CNN Presents Two Shows On Parkinson's - Michael J. Fox Interviewed on Parkinson's

On September 29th, 2010 CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Michael J. Fox about Parkinson's. This interview is very informative regarding Parkinson's; and was also a very personal interview of Michael J. Fox's life of living with Parkinson's.

Living with early onset Parkinson’s

Five to 10 percent of the estimated 50,000 Americans who get a new Parkinson’s diagnosis each year are under the age of 50. It’s called “early onset Parkinson’s." Two people suffering from “early onset Parkinson’s" shared their stories with CNN Radio’s Jim Roope.

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Michael J. Fox playing a guitar
Fox: continuing to impress Marvin Berry, wherever he may be. (Mike Coppola - Getty Images for the Michael J. Fox Foundation)

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Michael J. Fox plays guitar at benefit, reaffirms his Marty McFly awesomeness
Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/14/2011 ~ Washington Post Entertainment By Jen Chaney

"Michael J. Fox proved on Saturday night that he knows how to shred a guitar to an oldie but a goodie — or at least an oldie where he comes from."

"During Saturday’s annual A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s benefit in New York, a fundraiser for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the actor got onstage and played lead guitar to “Johnny B. Goode,” the same song that wowed the ’50s-era high-schoolers at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance in “Back to the Future.”

This article has a great video of showing Michael J. Fox playing “Johnny B. Goode".

Click here to read more about this event and to see the video of Michael J. Fox playing

Dance for PD

Dance for PD is an on-going collaboration between the world known Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group (BPG), a chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation. MMDG/BPG started offering free dance classes for people with Parkinson's in 2001 after BPG's Executive Director Olie Westheimer approached MMDG with the initial idea for a class. Since 2005, the two organizations have expanded the Dance for PD program into more than 20 other communities around the world by engaging participants in the Dance for PD℠ master classes, training teachers through intensive workshops, and nurturing relationships among organizations so that ongoing classes are available to local communities. Here is a YouTube link to see what this dance group does for Parkinson patients.

It looks like the PD patients are enjoying dancing and having fun!)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHD72djUjg

Please visit http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/the_dance_center/outreach and scroll down to almost the bottom of the page to read more about this remarkable program of dance.

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Answers To Typical Questions About Parkinson's

Parkinson's Disease affects one out of every 100 seniors and its potentially debilitating effects can present a major challenge for the afflicted and loved ones alike. Dr. Neal Hermanowicz explains how to recognize the symptoms and stages of Parkinson's, understand its causes and its effects on the brain and know which drug treatments, diet treatments and physical treatments are available.

[Dottie's note: These videos are short and informative - unfortunately you may have to listen to advertisements] Living With Parkinson's - On this web page Dr. Neal Hermanowicz has a number of videos answering the following type of questions.

What is the hardest part about living with Parkinson's?
When do I need to tell my family and friends I have Parkinson's?
What do I need to tell my employers about my Parkinson's disease?
How will I be able to work if I have Parkinson's?
How will I be able to do my chores if I have Parkinson's?
Will I be able to take care of my children if I have Parkinson's?
Can I drive with Parkinson's?
What organizations are available to Parkinson's patients? ... and there are even more videos by Dr. Neal Hermanowicz on the topic of Parkinson's disease CLICK HERE

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Video - PBS Frontline - "My Father, My Brother, and Me"
Dave Iverson and his father (photo provided by Frontline)
Dave Iverson and his father
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PBS Frontline's film, by correspondent Dave Iverson, "My Father, My Brother, and Me," explores Parkinson's Disease -- an illness that has affected several members of Iverson's family, including Iverson himself.

All of the members of our support group, who saw this video at our January 2010 meeting, highly recommend it.

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Michael J. Fox Interviews With Michael J. Fox
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Michael J. Fox's Morning Routine
Listen as Michael reads an excerpt from Always Looking Up. More from the show Copyright © 2009 Michael J. Fox - 00:03:52 - The Oprah Winfrey Show

Dr. Oz and Michael J. Fox
He went through great lengths to do this interview. Michael J. Fox on his family, his 20-year marriage and his primetime return. Plus, the miracle he's waited for. - The Oprah Winfrey Show

Finding a Cure for Parkinson's Video
Using a brain, Dr. Oz illustrates how stem cells may help cure chronic illnesses. Using a brain, Dr. Oz illustrates how stem cells may help cure chronic illnesses - 00:03:43 - The Oprah Winfrey Show

Dr. Oz Goes Inside a Tissue Regeneration Lab Video This is a very fascinating video!

Michael J. Fox's Personal Battle
Michael J. Fox reveals how Parkinson's disease has changed his outlook on faith, family and politics. Plus, Michael and Dr. Oz discuss the stem cell debate. - The Oprah Winfrey Show

Michael J. Fox and Dr. Oz Discuss Stem Cells - Oprah.com
Michael J. Fox and Dr. Oz discuss scientific advancements and stem cell research.

Watch Michael J. Fox's ABC-TV Special on Optimism
Michael J. Fox's inspiring hour-long special on the enduring strength of hope is now available for viewing on the ABC Web site.

'Incurable Optimist' Michael J. Fox Talks to Dr. Holly Andersen
Reporting for WowOwow (Women on the Web), MJFF Board member Holly S. Andersen, MD, talked one-on-one with Michael J. Fox about his recent book, Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, upcoming projects and his enduring power as he struggles with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr. Oz and Michael J. Fox
He went through great lengths to do this interview…Michael J. Fox on his family, his 20-year marriage and his primetime return. Plus, the miracle he's waited for.

Michael J. Fox Plays Ice Hockey with Dr. Oz Video
At times, Parkinson's makes Michael shaky, but when he's steady, he can still beat Dr. Oz at hockey! More from the show - Video from The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Talks to Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan
Michael J. Fox and his wife, Tracy Pollan, on sickness and health, love and marriage, and their no-spin family ties.
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Michael J. Fox Talks To Katie Couric
Actor Michael J. Fox discusses his foundation for Parkinson's disease research and allegations made by radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Michael J. Fox | actor, philanthropist
From disease, determination - By Bret Schulte - Posted November 12, 2007
As an engaging comic actor, Michael J. Fox has been critically acclaimed for the iconic roles he created in the 1985 film Back to the Future and the hit NBC sitcom Family Ties. But more recently—and to Fox, more important—he has emerged as the nation's leading spokesman for Parkinson's disease, the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.

Michael J. Fox “Oprah” March 31: “Parkinson's Doesn't Define Me”
It's like having a 4-year-old climbing on you all the time,” that's how Michael J. Fox describes his nearly 18 year battle with Parkinson's. Video from Oprah TV Show

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Charlie Rose
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Charlie Rose ~~ Parkinson & Other Science Topics of Interest
Charlie Rose always has very interesting guests on his nightly PBS broadcast. Charlie has had several shows related to Parkinson's, Stem Cell Research, the Brain, and other related topics. Below are just a few of the show's videos you might find interesting. For the home page link to Charlie Rose CLICK HERE

We Highly Recommend Watching This Video Series!

+ The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Charlie interviews the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. This Brain Series is an exploration of advances being made in scientific research of the brain, of their contribution to our understanding of the world around us, and how these breakthroughs may be applied to improving human health.

Each of the one hour episodes can be viewed separately at your leisure. This series is well worth your time towards providing a better understanding of the many areas of science related to the human brain - many in particular interest to the Parkinson's community - and by experts sharing information that that you may not find elsewhere.

The Entire Collection of Episodes

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+ A conversation about stem cells with Dr. Doug Melton. - Show Date: 05/18/2009

+ Two Michael J. Fox interviews - An hour interview on 04/08/2002 and Show Date: 05/05/1997

+ A conversation with Francis Collins, the Director of the National Human Genome Institute, about religion and science and how the two can successfully co-exist.- Show Date: 07/25/2006

+ A conversation about stem cell research with Sheila Jasanoff of the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. - Show Date: 08/03/2005

+ A conversation about stem cell research with Rudolph Jaenisch about Senator Bill Frist's change in position on the federal funding of stem cell research with Rudolph Jaenisch of the Whitehead Institute at MIT - Show Date: 08/03/2005

+ A panel [Gerald Fischbach, Sam Brownback, Silviu Itescu, Arlen Specter, & William Futrell] discussion about stem cell research discussing the medical benefits of the use of stem cells and the ethical questions implicit in this medical procedure. - Show Date: 05/04/2001

+ A rebroadcast of an hour conversation with Sir Paul Nurse, the President of Rockefeller University. In 2001 he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on the cell cycle of yeast. He discusses cancer, stem cells, genetics, and the future of science and medicine (from December 20, 2004). - Show Date: 01/27/2005

+ Dr. Eric Kandel and Dr. Gerald Fischbach discuss the progress being made toward understanding how the human brain functions. They also discuss what is being done to understand mental illnesses and the relationship between the body and the mind. - Show Date: 09/14/2004

+ A discussion about the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (who had Parkinson's) with Julie Kavanagh, author of Nureyev: The Life, Joan Acocella of The New Yorker, Robert Gottlieb of New York Observer and Georgina Parkinson of The American Ballet Theater. - Show Date: 11/28/2007

+ A conversation with former editor of Slate.com Michael Kinsley about his years on "Crossfire" and stepping down from the Slate.com after announcing his battle with Parkinson's. - Show Date: 03/29/2002

+ A conversation with journalist Morton Kondracke, known as the political pundit on the talk show "The McLaughlin Group", about being forced to reexamine his life and priorities in 1987 when his wife Milly was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. He writes about his transformation into caregiver and Parkinson's research activist in his book "Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Disease". - Show Date: 07/18/2001

+ A conversation with Irving Weissman, professor and Director of the Institute for Cell Biology and Medicine at Stanford University, about the progress of stem cell research, reproductive cloning and the government's regulation of these technologies. - Show Date: 10/06/2003

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Blue Eyeglasses and Parkinson's

Take one mid-life male demonstrating uncontrollable head rolling, arm flailing and staggering walk. Then watch what happens when he puts on sunglasses with blue lenses: He's able to walk normally, hands and head where they should be.

"No one really knows how this works," says Dr. Martin McKeown, an MD and engineer at the Pacific Parkinson's Centre who will be speaking on new Parkinson's research Monday in Victoria. But he thinks that the University of B.C. team might be able to provide an explanation by its methods of measuring brain waves.

CLICK HERE to view the video

Note: There are several other interesting Parkinson's links listed on this video page link.

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A Computerized Test For Monitoring Tremors from Parkinson's Disease

Watch this interesting video about a computerized test that examines pen strokes to help diagnose a Parkinsonian tremor on HowStuffWorks. Since Parkinson's patients exhibit a very specific tremor, the goal of this computerized system is to be able to analyze the user's input data and recognize if the patient exhibits a Parkinsonian tremor. Learn about this computerized Parkinson's Disease test in this research video from Georgia Tech. Note: There may be a short Discovery TV advertisement at the beginning of the video - Be patient and the research video will play. CLICK HERE

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The Last Lecture by Professor Randy Pausch

"The first time I heard this lecture I felt that this was one of the best talks I had heard on how to live one's life and not to focus on dying. The lecture is very inspirational. Randy's lecture also applies to how to live with Parkinson's Disease." - Dottie Gantt -

In September 2007, Randy Pausch gave a final lecture to his students at Carnegie Mellon that has since been downloaded more than a million times on the Internet. "There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?" Randy says. "Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical." Randy was dying from pancreatic cancer

Despite the lecture's wide popularity, Randy says he really only intended his words for his three small children. "I think it's great that so many people have benefited from this lecture, but the truth of the matter is that I didn't really even give it to the 400 people at Carnegie Mellon who came. I only wrote this lecture for three people, and when they're older, they'll watch it," he says. Randy says his speech is mostly about achieving childhood dreams—and living your life.

To listen to the "Last Lecture" Click Here
To visit Randy's web site where there are other videos by Randy to watch - Click Here and Click Here #2

[Update: Randy Pausch died on Friday, July 25, 2008]

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