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New York Daily News: Alan Alda's Parkinson's Announcement: What It Means To Live With the Disease

Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director Michael S. Okun, MD, speaks about actor Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s and discusses Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment.

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Washington Jewish Week: JCC offers exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The JCC is teaming up with the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence, which awarded the grant, and Georgetown University Hospital, to offer classes for both those who have Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

UF News: UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain Tuesday, May 26, 2015

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

The Atlantic: Is Depression a Symptom of Parkinson's Disease? Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The link between Parkinson’s disease and depression is well-established.

HealthDay: Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease Wednesday, May 20, 2015

People with a history of depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. seem to have a higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a large new study reports, add

Miami Herald: Widow starts charity for firefighters with Parkinson’s Monday, May 18, 2015

John Somerville, a retired fire chief, died on Jan. 7, 2015 at the age of 62 after a seven-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. His wife, Donna Gelabert-Somerville started a charity under the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue for firefighters with Parkinson’s. The proceeds will go to John’s doctor, Dr. Carlos Singer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Democrat & Chronicle: UR Doctors help develop app to track Parkinson's Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This article from Everyday Health highlights data from NPF's Parkinson's Outcomes Project showing that mood, depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. and anxi

CNN: National Parkinson Foundation Partners With Country Artist Doug Briney On "Parkinson's Song" Friday, April 17, 2015

Nashville-based country music artist, Doug Briney and the National Parkinson Foundation have partnered for the release of Briney's "Parkinson's Song." Briney will donate a portion of the single's sales to the organization, and he will perform at live events, benefiting Parkinson's. "Parkinson's Song" was written by Briney and Howie Garoutte, a Parkinson's survivor.

NY Times: Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works Thursday, April 16, 2015

In 1998, Dr. Philip A. Starr started putting electrodes in people’s brains. A neurosurgeon at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Starr was treating people with Parkinson’s disease, which slowly destroys essential bits of brain tissue, robbing people of control of their bodies. At first, drugs had given his patients some relief, but now they needed more help.

The Tampa Tribune: Gil Thelen: Parkinson’s Disease shakes an editor’s hand Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Once ignited, Parkinson’s can take time (up to years) to reveal itself. Symptoms occur, apparently, after a majority of cells in a part of the midbrain stop doing their job. They no longer produce enough of a vital chemical transmitter, dopamine.

"A Place for Mom: 20 Best Resources for Parkinson’s" Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so we rounded up the 20 best online resources for you to learn more about Parkinson’s disease and awareness. A condition with no cure or treatment to stop its progression, Parkinson’s is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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