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Tomorrow Edition: Interview With Clinical Trial Expert Dr. Peter Schmidt

Tomorrow edition interviews Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Chief Research & Clinical Officer, at the Parkinson’s Foundation. Dr. Schmidt discusses selective vulnerability in PD, replicating the disease in a lab and discusses PD clinical trial processes. 

Friday, February 2, 2018
The Huffington Post: Shaken to the Core Thursday, March 31, 2016

Inspirational story from Allison Toepperwein, who is living with Young-Onset PD.

Observer Today: Blue light bulbs available for Parkinson’s Awareness Month Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NPF of Western New York is raising awareness of the growing presence of PD in the region by distributing blue light bulbs to residents who wish to place them inside or outside their home.

Pharma Times: The 22nd Parkinson's Unity Walk to Take Place on Saturday, April 23rd in New York City's Central Park Wednesday, March 30, 2016

US regulatory advisors endorsed a drug with the potential to change the way PD psychosis A broad medical term used to describe a loss of contact with reality that involves hallucinations and/or delusions. is treated. NPF is quoted in reference to PD-psychosis.

JUF News: New JCC Chicago Wellness Programs help people with Parkinson’s live better Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Article about the new Parkinson's Wellness Programs offered at the Bernard Horwich JCC in West Rogers Park, Chicago. The program will offer innovative movement therapy sessions, a caregiver support group, and community-wide PD educational events directly to the community.

Democrat & Chronicle: Parkinson’s Disease touches many Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Opinion piece written by the husband of a woman with early onset PD. Details their experience. “…the National Parkinson Foundation of Greater Rochester (NPFGR), made up of people who have become our greatest allies in our nonstop, not-going-down-quietly fight,” Kevin said. Of Brains and Boobs Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Team Hope member, Colin Stokes, is cycling 700 miles for his Coast to Canyon Ride fundraiser in honor of his late mother, who had PD. All proceeds go to NPF. The article also features the Boob Ride, a distance cycling fundraiser where proceeds go to breast cancer research.

MDNews: Drug Repurposing Yields Hope for Reversing Effects of Parkinson’s Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Preliminary findings from a small-scale study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers indicate that a medication approved to treat leukemia may halt or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

The Magazine of Santa Clarita: Get MOVING to Fight Parkinson’s Disease Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Santa Clarita will host its first ever Moving Day®, a walk and 5K charity run to fight Parkinson’s disease. Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) grassroots fundraising event that will bring the community together for a day of movement and family-friendly activities like vendor booths, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.

Poughkeepsie Journal: Patients fight Parkinson’s through boxing Friday, February 26, 2016

On a recent morning, the 78-year-old stood under the speed bag at the Cedar Valley Boxing Club, rhythmically pounding out alternating lefts and rights. It’s a long way from his first visit to the club.

The Washington Post: This glove could make eating easier for those with Parkinson’s disease Thursday, February 18, 2016

Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” – it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around.


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