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Health360: HealthTalk: John L. Lehr | Parkinson's Awareness Month

Dave Duplay sits down with John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation, to talk about the challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease, and what the Parkinson's Foundation is doing to help raise awareness and find a cure.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
WebMD: Can Caffeine Levels in Blood Predict Parkinson’s Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A new study says that the way your body processes coffee might indicate whether or not you have Parkinson's. James Beck, chief scientific officer at the Parkinson's Foundation, is quoted.

NC State University: Successfully Merging Two Legacy Organizations Requires the Right Vision and Strategy Tuesday, January 2, 2018

John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, shares his vision for the Parkinson's community.

The Telegraph: Calling Certain People with Parkinson’s Disease Sunday, December 31, 2017

Gil Thelen is organizing a Middle Georgia group of people with PD willing to study the disease and take action. Dr. Peter Schmidt, chief research and clinical officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, is quoted. 

US News Healthday: Are Women With Parkinson's at a Disadvantage? Friday, December 22, 2017

A Parkinson’s Foundation study finds that women are much less likely than men to have caregivers, possibly due to the fact that most women outlive their caregivers.

Upstate Business Journal: How One Greenville Entrepreneur Is Quietly Disrupting the Luxury Watch Industry Thursday, December 14, 2017

Watch company Familia Vaglio is donating a portion of sales to the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Our goal is to not only raise money for charities but also raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease,” says Barreto.

New York Times: Exercise May Aid Parkinson’s Disease, but Make It Intense Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Researchers at Northwestern Medicine, a Center of Excellence, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that continuous, vigorous exercise is a safe way to potentially slow the progression of PD symptoms. 

PR Newswire: Parkinson’s Foundation Study Finds Gender Disparities In Caregiving, With Women At A Disadvantage Monday, December 4, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation study published in Neurology reveals that women with PD have significantly less access to caregiving support than men with PD. CEO John Lehr is quoted and mentions the foundation’s new Women and PD Initiative. 

City Newspaper: Researchers Warn of A Major Parkinson's Increase Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Parkinson’s is a looming pandemic and the costs of care are rising. Study co-author Dr. Ray Dorsey, from University of Rochester, a Center of Excellence, is quoted.

Tallahassee Democrat: Hold Parkinson's Disease at Bay With Exercise Monday, November 20, 2017

Exercise helps people with PD manage symptoms and potentially slows the progression of the disease. Peter Schmidt, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President, Chief Mission Officer, is quoted. 

New York Times Ask Well Blog: What is Parkinsonism? Friday, November 17, 2017

This brief article covers Parkinsonism in an interview with Dr. Michael S. Okun, the foundation's National Medical Director.

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