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Evaluating Health Websites
The information on the internet is massive and we need to know how to distinguish the trustworthy ones especially when we are surfing for health information.
Firstly, ask yourself these questions:
♦ Why did the person create the page?
♦ What's in it for them?
♦ Are they trying to sell me something?
Next, follow the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) criteria for evaluating health websites below:
♦ Bias/ Objectivity
♦ Currency/ Timelines
For viewing the complete information please go to NN/LM
NPF's Webinar: Parkinson's Medications
Medications: Learning the Facts and Dispelling the Myths
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- Know more about Parkinson's medications
- Understand the goals of Parkinson’s disease treatment
- Become familiar with the effects of Parkinson’s disease medications on motor and non-motor symptoms
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A Podcast by John Campbell
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand, and the symptoms worsen as the condition progresses over time.
Parkinson's disease symptoms and signs may vary from person to person including:
- Slowed movement (bradykinesia)
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture and balance
- Loss of automatic movements
- Speech changes
- Writing changes
Environmental triggers (Exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors)
Age: It usually begins in middle or late life, and the risk continues to increase with age.
Heredity: Having a close relative with Parkinson's disease increases the chances that one could develop the disease.
Sex: Men are more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than are women.
Exposure to toxins: Constant exposure to herbicides and pesticides could slightly increase risk of Parkinson's disease.