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Living with Parkinson's Disease: "It helps define who I am, but it's not a negative"

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Emily Woodbury
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Andrew Duarte was only 31 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. One of the biggest questions he had was, “What can I expect?”

“And there’s not really a good answer for that,” he says.

Today on Talk of Iowa - living with Parkinson’s disease. Host Charity Nebbe sits down with two Parkinson's patients and a clinical researcher to talk about recent developments in Parkinson’s research and find out what it’s like to live with the disease.

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Credit Courtesy of Andrew Duarte
Andrew Duarte dipping his bike in the river at RAGBRAI

"Parkinson's disease helps define who I am, but it's not a negative," says Duarte. "It's made me a more compassionate person."

*This program originally aired on July 17, 2014. 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa