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VA Dem Rep To Retire After Parkinson’s Misdiagnosis

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) promised this spring to persevere as she revealed a Parkinson’s diagnosis that stilted her movements and slurred her speech, hurdles she hoped to overcome while serving a competitive Northern Virginia district. But as Wexton, 55, failed to respond to treatments as hoped, this summer she found herself confronting a more serious diagnosis: …

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Dem Rep Discloses Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

The Associated Press reports: Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton of Virginia announced Tuesday she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but vowed to continue her work in Congress, saying, “I’m not going to let Parkinson’s stop me from being me.” Wexton, 54, serving her third term from a competitive district in Northern Virginia suburbs near Washington, revealed the diagnosis on World …

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