Parkinson's Today - April 2011 National Parkinson Foundation

 

Learn Summer is officially here! Do You Know the Facts About Melanoma?


If you have Parkinson's disease, you may have twice the risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma. Melanoma, with 70,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. NPF recommends that every person with Parkinson's wear sunscreen and receive an annual screening by a dermatologist for melanoma.
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Live Did you miss the Young Onset Parkinson Conference? Don't Worry: View the Webcast Online


Listen to the experts talk about these important issues in Parkinson's: genetic testing, managing gastrointestinal issues, delaying the disease with exercise, communicating with your employer and understanding sleep disturbances. You can watch one or all of the segments for free!
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Give Enter the July Out of the Park for Parkinson's Contest!

During the month of July, make a donation to Gordon Beckham's Out of the Park for Parkinson's campaign and you could win four tickets to a Chicago White Sox game with a parking pass, a gift certificate to the Chicago restaurant HUB 51 and Lexus branded items! Hurry and enter before July 31st! The winner will be announced on August 1 on the Out of the Park Facebook page.
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Join Join a 10,000 Person Movement to Power Genetic Research in PD!


NPF is now accepting applications for the 4-day program, "Navigating a New World: Wellness Retreat for Recently Diagnosed Parkinson's Patients & their Care Partners." The retreat will be held at the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts from Oct. 31—Nov. 4, 2011. This program is designed for people in the early stages of Parkinson's (diagnosed 5 years ago or less). For more information on registration, tuition and accommodations, please call
1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
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