Neil O. Nelson

Medical science has solved the mysteries behind many diseases in the last century – chicken pox, diphtheria and polio, for instance.

Heart disease and cancer haven’t been eradicated, however, nor are they likely in our lifetime, but that’s not to say major strides haven’t been instituted in fighting heart disease and the many different cancers that afflict the world today.

But the mysteries behind Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and ALS remain. Granted, strides have been made, but cures have yet to be found.

And then there’s Restless Leg Syndrome, not to be confused, categorized or even cautiously mentioned in the same discussion with the deadly, debilitating and insidious diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or ALS.

Trust me, I know the difference. I lost my father to Alzheimer’s, a first cousin to ALS and I have a good friend being robbed of his life by Parkinson’s disease.

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