Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle control, and balance. And while there is no cure for this debilitating disease there are treatments that focus on controlling symptoms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Maria Tridas discusses how one form of therapy takes the patient out of the doctor’s office to improve their quality of life.
A volunteer workshop outside Jacksonville produces carts for disabled members of rural communities overseas. Designed for those with little to no use of their legs, the carts are propelled by hand-powered handles.
Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have created stricter guidelines for the treatment of Ebola patients. The new guidelines address training and hands-on experience, preventing skin exposure, and strict observation of putting on and taking off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).