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Don’t confuse me with the facts. My mind is made up!

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I admit it.   I am one of those folks who engages in political discourse all the time.  And, with folks from every aisle.  (It’s no longer appropriate to claim there are only two aisles- since the GOP is split into at least five factions and the Democrats into at least two.  Plus,  there are fringe elements that are not represented in our government.  Thankfully!)

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Still seeking the key to Parkinson’s treatment

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The other weekend, I was talking with a friend about Parkinson’s Disease.  One of our synagogue members is succumbing; during the discussion, my friend  mentioned that his mom also suffered from the ailment.  And, when I told him so did my grandfather, he mentioned how he was surprised that L-Dopa was the experimental treatment his mom tried- and that the doctor who was involved was at St. Barnabas in New York.  To which I replied, he meant Dr. Bill Cooper- which blew him away.  Because that was the name he was trying to draw up in his memory.  It was pretty clear that we must have crossed paths some 47 years ago.

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Finally? A long-term treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?

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I’ve written about Parkinson’s Disease often.  (Here, here, and here– for starters.)  My grandfather, Sol Kuchlik (A’H) succumbed to the disorder.  It, therefore, became one of those ailments (besides kidney and respiratory disorders) that attracted my attention over the years.

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