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REPOSTED from WNEP.com

SCRANTON, Pa. — Parkinson’s disease is a neurogenerative disorder that affects about 1 million people in the United States, commonly characterized by tremors, stiffness, and loss of balance.

It has no cure, but it does have treatment options. A woman from our area is having success using a special stationary bike at Allied Services in Lackawanna County.

Teresa Andrichak, 81, from Sterling, admits it really threw her to hear she had Parkinson’s disease.

“They got me here on an exercise program, and I’ve been here four and a half years, and it has been wonderful,” Andrichak said.