Prominent civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he announced Friday.
“My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago,” Jackson said. “After a battery of tests, my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father.” A neurological disorder with no known cure, Parkinson’s is commonly associated with tremors, stiffness and difficulty with walking and balancing.
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