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NewsOK: Mercy Opens Movement Disorder Center in Oklahoma City After 10 Years Of Planning

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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Payoff: Years of Investments in Parkinson’s Research is Yielding New Breakthroughs and Momentum Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Researchers from Johns Hopkins announced they developed an experimental drug that’s been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's and its symptoms in mice. Parkinson’s Foundation dedication to PD research is mentioned.

'Moving Day Chicago' to Raise Awareness on Parkinson's Saturday, October 13, 2018

Parkinson's Foundation CEO John Lehr talks about the neurological disorder affecting about 30,000 adults in Illinois and Moving Day.

ABC News 4: MUSC & the Parkinson’s Foundation Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sean Kramer, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, joins Dr. Vanessa Hinson from the newly designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Medical University of South Carolina on ABC News 4 to discuss Parkinson’s, expert care, Moving Day and ways to get involved with the Foundation. 

Neurology Today: For Your Patients-Parkinson's Disease: To Drive or Not to Drive? New Data, Points to Discuss with PD Patients Thursday, October 4, 2018

An analysis found that people with PD are no more likely to report being in a crash but are more likely to fail simulator driving tests or on-road driving assessments. Senior study author Ergun Y. Uc, MD, is the director of the Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Iowa, a Center of Excellence. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Parkinson’s Foundation Adds 3 Centers of Excellence to Its Network Thursday, September 27, 2018

Three centers have been added to the Centers of Excellence network, increasing the number of Parkinson’s Foundation centers to 45. John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO and President is quoted throughout.

Fox Rochester: 'Moving Day' to Benefit Fight Against Parkinson's Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Parkinson's Foundation is hosting Moving Day Rochester October 7. An annual event helping raise money and awareness for the fight against Parkinson's. Your Parkinson’s Patient: Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease: Please Don’t Waste the Golden Year Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dr. Robert Hauser from the University of South Florida, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, writes about the “golden year” for people with Parkinson’s (the first 6 to 12 months following a diagnosis) and the importance of enrolling in a clinical trial during this time. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Benefits of Acadia’s Nuplazid Outweigh Risks for Parkinson’s Psychosis Patients, FDA Reports Monday, September 24, 2018

The FDA issued a review on the drug NUPLAZID (pimavanserin), a medication used to treat patients with PD associated psychosis. The FDA did not identify any new or unexpected safety findings. Dr. Michael S. Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director, is quoted.

The S Life Mag: Ruby Aldridge, Model, Musician, Long-Distance Runner Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The model, musician and long-distance runner Rudy Aldridge talks about becoming a Parkinson’s Champion and running for a cause. Rudy’s father passed from PD complications in 2017.  

UNews: A University of Miami Study Offers Hope for Parkinson’s Patients Thursday, September 13, 2018

A University of Miami, a Center of Excellence, study is using video game technology to help physicians more accurately diagnose PD. The latest phase of the project is aided by funds from the Provost's Office and a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.


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