Nurse Kelly Williams fills a care gap with heart and expertise

After almost 15 years as a registered nurse, one couple stands out for Kelly Williams. She met them when she was working in a hospital early in her career. The husband was her patient and had Parkinson’s disease. “It was his wife’s determination as his health care advocate that really impressed me. She was very … Read more

Smoothing the course of Parkinson’s medication

People with Parkinson’s disease who have been taking the main drug treatment prescribed to relieve their symptoms often experience a roller coaster ride in terms of the way their body responds. Levodopa-carbidopa, the medication used to relieve the tremors, shuffling and stiffness of Parkinson’s disease, compensates for drops in the amount of dopamine, a neurotransmitter … Read more