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Jackie Hunt Christensen
I'm an environmental health activist, author, wife & mother who also has Parkinson's disease.
Interests: watching movies, reading, trout fishing, etc., poetry, painting with watercolors, volunteering for parkinson's organizations, writing -- not just about pd--i write short stories, watching soccer -- my 12-year-old son's class 2 team or fifa
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See my photos from the two surgeries last November and December, in which my left brain... Continue reading
I've had this idea for a book floating around in my head for several years now.... Continue reading
This week, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for... Continue reading
In 2005, when I was collecting information about deep brain stimulation before my surgery, there was... Continue reading
"I'm not dead yet... >" ~ Monty Python & The Holy Grail Some of you might... Continue reading
Since my last posting nearly 3 weeks ago, I have been struggling with a lot of... Continue reading
Yesterday, I underwent an exploratory surgical procedure to check the neurostimulator and lead on the left... Continue reading
Thanks to the efforts of Carol Walton at The Parkinson's Alliance, the full text of the... Continue reading
I know that I've discussed this before, but since my battery-operated brain's (BOB) deep brain stimulation... Continue reading
Hallelujah! There is finally something "official" in print about the do's and don'ts of DBS! An... Continue reading
The 2010 Southeastern Parkinson's Disease Conference in Atlanta this past weekend had some very interesting presentations.... Continue reading
If you can't make it to Atlanta, join us "virtually" for part of the conference: Southeastern... Continue reading
About a month ago (two weeks before the World Parkinson's Congress), I had a regular 6-month... Continue reading
A new movie starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal opens on Wednesday, November 24th (the day... Continue reading
On Thursday, September 30th at the World Parkinson's Congress, I attended the session on“Non-Motor Symptoms: Sleep,... Continue reading
Today [Wednesday, September 29, 2010], I attended a session on “Environment, Epidemiology and PD.” Here is... Continue reading
I arrived in Glasgow this afternoon, in advance of the 2nd World Parkinson's Congress, which begins... Continue reading
Last week, I attended a workshop convened by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the... Continue reading
As I've said many times, "DBS [deep brain stimulation] is a process, not an event." The... Continue reading
I just received this FDA Safety Alert and knew I had to pass it on because... Continue reading
When I read today's Reuters' wire story, "Study links pesticides to attention problems" , my first... Continue reading
A reminder for those new to this blog. You can buy the book at my book's... Continue reading
I didn't hear about this until late in the first day of the hearing. You can... Continue reading
Nobody knows how to host a conference better than James Trussell, and this year is no... Continue reading