Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Published: November 21st, 2017

Category: News and Events

Although Parkinson’s is considered to be the most complex disease in medicine, it is also very treatable, Dr. Michael Okun, the national medical director for the Parkinson’s Foundation and chair of the University of Florida’s neurology department, told NBC News.

“It’s pretty common for 76-year-old men to have Parkinson’s disease,” Okun said. “As the population ages, we’re going to see more and more people, particularly men, diagnosed with Parkinson’s.”

 

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