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Bill Root has taken to bicycle touring and cross-country skiing since coming to the realization that his days as an expert Alpine skier were done because Parkinson’s disease has reduced his sense of balance.

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Living well with Parkinson’s disease

For those battling a chronic illness, the fear of being limited physically becomes very real. But for area residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, doctors’ orders quickly quelled that fear: Push yourself harder to maintain a high quality of life.

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