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A new study suggests that higher doses or taking PD drugs for long periods of time are associated with a greater risk of developing impulse-control problems. The drugs pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip) appeared to carry the highest risk. Dr. Michael Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director is quoted.
The Parkinson’s Foundation announced five new members to its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC). A total of 15 PPAC members guide the Foundation’s priorities.
Dr. Lisa Inglis, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at Daemen College, has been accepted into the distinguished Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program.
Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's later in life, new research suggests. Michael S. Okun, MD, Parkinson's Foundation medical director is quoted.
Renee Duncan, Minot State University nursing instructor, has been accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program. Renee is one of 35 applicants selected into the 40-hour accredited “train the trainer” program.
Joe Leuck’s opponent is Parkinson's. Joe serves as inspiration to others and will be participating in Moving Day Milwaukee. Family and friends have raised almost $6,000 in his name to help the Foundation fight Parkinson’s.
The Sports Center of Morehead City is hosting Rock Steady Boxing classes four times a week for people with PD. The gym is a Parkinson’s Foundation community grant recipient.
After a decade of planning, Mercy NeuroScience has opened a new movement disorder center. Major donor to the project, Herman Meinders, attributes his knowledge of comprehensive care through his work with the Parkinson's Foundation.
Parkinson’s patient Mary Padilla shares her experience with the initial symptoms and how the foundation has supported her. Parkinson’s advocate Hunter Reno also joins the show to share the story of how the disease progressed for her aunt, former attorney general Janet Reno.
Parkinson’s Foundation board member, Alessandro Di Rocco, MD, has been appointed as Northwell Health’s director of the Movement Disorders Program. He will also serve as professor of neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.