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Parkinson's disease

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About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease every year. We hear the story of one of them, Ben Rivers, who has found ways to maintain an active inner life even as his body slows down.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 9 , 2015

Feb 9, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Parkinson's Disease affects more than just those diagnosed with the disease; it can become part of the lives of the people around them too. Kevin Kihara dropped out of school to spend eight years caring for his father, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's. To cope with his father’s passing, Kevin learned how to play an instrument called a Halo — a steel drum with a gentle sound — and began performing in public spaces in Berkeley.