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This week: Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer genetics, improving performance

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative neurological disease, and its incidence is increasing. Research in animals suggests that moderate- to high-intensity exercise can slow the disease's progression, says Amy DeBlois, a doctor of physical therapy and member of the faculty of Upstate's department of physical therapy education.

On “HealthLink on Air” this week, she explains the motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms a person may have before being diagnosed with Parkinson's and how physical therapists can help. "We want to see them as soon as the diagnosis is made," she says.

Also on the show, Dr. Gloria Morris explains the genetic links to prostate cancer, and psychologist Brett Steenbarger discusses improving performance using solution-focused therapy. Tune in this Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.