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What Is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson's Disease

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Parkinson's disease is a health problem of the brain and spinal cord. A person with Parkinson's has trouble controlling their body’s movements. Their hands might shake, or they might have a hard time standing or walking. The disease mostly happens in adults. It comes on slowly, so most people with Parkinson’s can live a long life. Medicine can help. And some experts think that a cure may be found soon.

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