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Washington Post: Virtual library provides information about Parkinson’s disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a time to think about how much you know about the disease.

You may know about the tremors and stiffness that gradually take over patients’ bodies. You may know about famous people with the disease, including Michael J. Fox.

For what you may not know, there’s the PD Library. If you have Parkinson’s disease or care for someone who does, you need information. And you might just find answers in the PD Library. The free online resource — maintained by the Parkinson’s Foundation — is a gold mine for anyone with an interest in the disease.

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Tampa Bay Times: Parkinson's disease doesn't stand in the way on the big day Thursday, April 2, 2015

Every father dreams of walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, sharing that unforgettable first dance. And my dad, Daniel Smith, 61, was no different. But he was a little nervous. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 15 years ago, he wondered how the tremors, freezing and cramping — symptoms of the progressive nervous system disorder — would impact him on the big day.

Neurology Now: A One-Two Punch to Stroke Wednesday, April 1, 2015

If you or a loved one is at risk for stroke, you’re probably familiar with FAST, the acronym that signals a stroke and tells you how to respond to it: Facial weakness or numbness, Arm weakness or numbness, Slurred speech, and Time (getting to the hospital quickly).

The Independent Florida Alligator: UF doctor hosted at White House for Parkinson's panel Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gretchen Church was 32 years old when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease almost 17 years ago. It was a time when there was hardly support for people with Parkinson’s, especially for those like her with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.

HealthDay News: Deep Brain Stimulation May Ease Some Parkinson's Pain for Years Monday, March 23, 2015

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) A surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease. A special wire (lead) is inserted into a specific area of the brain responsible for movement. The lead is connected to a pacemaker-like device implanted in the chest region.

NY Times Well Blog: Looking for Parkinson's Sooner Monday, March 16, 2015

The Holy Grail in any progressive disease is to find it early enough to start effective treatment before irreversible damage has occurred. For Parkinson’s disease, which afflicts 1.5 million Americans and growing, a new study has brought this goal a little closer.

Observer: Locals gets moving to help raise money for Parkinson's Thursday, March 5, 2015

Like other degenerative conditions, Parkinson’s disease is a thief. It robs people of their ability to control their own movements, to enjoy once-pleasurable hobbies, and perhaps worst of all, it steals time: time with family, time with friends, time away from the best years of one’s life.

PD Gladiators: From Apathy to Advocate: My Radio Interview with National Parkinson Foundation President Joyce Oberdorf on Health South Connect Friday, February 20, 2015

There are several excellent websites developed by the PD support organizations, but the NPF’s website is the most widely-read, and it happened to be the one my wife, Ellie, kept returning to for information during the year and a half after my diagnosis while I kept living my life as if nothing had changed.

PAN Foundation: PAN Foundation Launches Financial Assistance for Patients Living with Parkinson’s Disease Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its newest financial assistance program, aimed at providing help and hope to patients being treated for Parkinson’s disease. The new fund will be one of nearly 60 disease-specific funds offered by PAN, spanning programs for cancer, chronic illnesses and rare diseases.

Business Radio X: National Parkinson Foundation Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This week we sat down with the President and CEO of National Parkinson Foundation, Joyce Oberdorf and Larry Kahn, CEO/Founder of PD Gladiators, a man who developed early-onset Parkinson disease.


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