611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

Health Choice Integrated Care crisis Line
1-877-756-4090

NurseWise 24-Hour Crisis Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

NurseWise 24-Hr Crisis Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net

Getting Started
Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. More...


Medical Disorders
Resources
Basic InformationLookupsLatest News
Diverse Spectrum of Neurologic Syndromes Seen With ZikaExposure to Particulate Matter Linked to Metabolic AlterationsAir Purifiers May Help the Smog-Stressed Heart'Fat But Fit' a Myth?Statin Use Among Nursing Home Residents Varies SignificantlyZika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in AdultsAn Expert's Guide to Preventing Food PoisoningHeart Risk Up if Hospitalized for Pneumonia or SepsisSinging May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's PatientsCPAP Doesn't Alter Renal Function in Coexisting OSA, CVDWhen Stress Hormone Falters, Your Health May SufferKidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal HeartbeatCertain Jobs Linked to Raised Risk of Rheumatoid ArthritisMidlife Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Risk of DementiaHigher Risk of CVD Persists After Hospital Stay for Severe InfectionAntibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell TransplantHealth Tip: One of Three Adults Gets ShinglesBlood Pressure Fluctuations Tied to Dementia Risk in StudyDecline in Kids' Ear Infections Linked to Pneumococcal VaccineFDA Approves Mavyret for Hepatitis CDoes Less Sleep Make You Less Healthy?Diabetes Drug Shows Promise Against Parkinson'sReview Suggests Benefits of Aerobic Exercise in FibromyalgiaNovel Procedure Improves Kidney Transplant SuccessABP 501, Adalimumab Biosimilar, Safe and Effective, for PsoriasisSimilar Defects ID'd for T2DM, Chronic Pancreatitis and DiabetesScientists Gain Insight Into AllergiesHealth Tip: Cooling a Heat RashKnow the Signs of ConcussionDo Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain?Rates of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Down in Rural AreasZika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: StudyDrug for Kidney Disease Tied to Infection RiskGum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older WomenStent Surgery Could Benefit Select Glaucoma PatientsBlood Proteins Linked to Severity of Chronic Fatigue SyndromeDrowning Can Occur Hours After SwimmingClimate Change May Trigger 60,000 More Premature Deaths by 2030Health Tip: Worried About Lung Disease?Thyroid Cancer Tied to Regular Thyroxine Use in HypothyroidismGene Expression May Predict Response to Methotrexate in RAHealth Tip: Get the Facts About SalmonellaRush Hour Pollution May Be Worse Than ThoughtHow Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wears Patients OutDonor Kidneys Rejected by Centers 7 Times on AverageMorphine Effects Similar to Placebo in Rheumatoid ArthritisHealth Tip: Learn Your Risk for AsthmaEczema Can Take a Toll on AdultsAOSSM: New Surgical Option for Irreparable Rotator Cuff TearsDrug Beats Steroids for Controlling Blood Vessel Inflammation in Study
Questions and AnswersLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Cancer
Men's Health
Women's Health

Singing May Be Good Medicine for Parkinson's Patients

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Aug 11th 2017

new article illustration

FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says.

"We're not trying to make them better singers, but to help them strengthen the muscles that control swallowing and respiratory function," said Elizabeth Stegemoller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University.

Stegemoller holds a weekly singing therapy class for Parkinson's disease patients. At each session, participants go through a series of vocal exercises and songs.

Singing uses the same muscles as swallowing and breathing control, two functions affected by Parkinson's disease. Singing significantly improves this muscle activity, according to Stegemoller's research.

"We work on proper breath support, posture and how we use the muscles involved with the vocal cords, which requires them to intricately coordinate good, strong muscle activity," she said in a university news release.

Other benefits noted by patients, their families and caregivers include improvements in mood, stress and depression, Stegemoller said.

Her research was published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder. Nearly one million Americans live with the disease. The cause isn't known, and there is no cure at present. But there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage symptoms, according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Symptoms can include tremors of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face; slowness of movement; limb rigidity; and problems with balance and coordination.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more on Parkinson's disease.