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Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's

From BBC - November 17, 2017

US civil rights activist Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

"My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago," Mr Jackson, aged 76, wrote in a statement.

"After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father."

Parkinson's is an incurable neurological disease that can cause tremors and affect coordination.

"Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity of it," Mr Jackson said.

He said the diagnosis was "not a stop sign but rather a signal that I must make lifestyle changes and dedicate myself to physical therapy in hopes of slowing the disease's progression".

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