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  • Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
    Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A neurological disorder with no cure, Parkinson's can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement.
  • Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says
    A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
  • What is Parkinson's disease?
    Parkinson's disease is a "progressive disorder of the nervous system," according to the Mayo Clinic, that primarily affects a patient's movement. It often starts with a small tremor in the hand or muscle stiffness and gets worse over time. There is no test for Parkinson's, so it is occasionally misdiagnosed.

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  • The Way to Save Opioid Addicts | Moving Upstream
    Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most effective way to help opioid addicts: Medication-assisted treatment. But most inpatient rehab facilities in the U.S. don?t offer this option. WSJ?s Jason Bellini reports on why the medication option is controversial, and in many places, hard to come by. Image: Ryno Eksteen and Thomas Williams
  • Trump Official: Medicaid Not Designed for Able-Bodied People
    Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the Medicaid safety net has been stretched too thin by the inclusion of able-bodied adults in the program's expansion under the Affordable Care Act. She said major changes are needed to make the program sustainable.
  • Why China Is Rushing to Collect Genes
    Seeking new ways to treat diseases including cancer and diabetes, scientists around the world are gathering gene samples for study. China is betting it can map citizens' genes and build up a database faster than anyone else. Photo: Shawn Koh for The Wall Street Journal