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Thursday, March 1, 2018
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. 

NBC News: Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, Reveals He Has Parkinson’s Disease Friday, November 17, 2017

Parkinson's Foundation's National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

NBC5 Chicago: Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Leo Verhagen from Rush Medical Center, a Parkinson's Foundation's Center of Excellence, comments on Rev. Jesse Jackson's Parkinson's disease diagnosis.

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.

CBS Miami: Rock Steady Boxing Keeps Parkinson’s Patients Moving Monday, November 13, 2017

The Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach is now hosting five weekly Rock Steady Boxing classes. The JCC receives funding from a Parkinson’s Foundation grant.

ABC 10: Moving Day Participant Is Not Letting Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease Stop Him Sunday, November 12, 2017

Brad McMorris, 38, has been living with PD for four years and is a Moving Day Miami supporter who attended the November 12 event. John L. Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO is quoted.

Patient Daily: Merger of Parkinson's Support Groups Will Better Serve Patients, Chief Executive Says Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation CEO speaks about the merger. "One million people are better served (by) being one organization. We can bring experts under one roof and provide a full service," Lehr said.

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