Almost one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease, with 60,000 new diagnoses every year. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects the body’s movement. The first symptoms may be subtle, first appearing as tremors in the hand or fingers, usually on just one side of the body initially.
Often in America, health is thought of as the absence of disease or infirmity. However, for decades the World Health Organization, among others, has advocated for a more holistic understanding of what it means to be healthy, and seeks to change how we think about what health is.
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