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Healthline: Cancer Drug Offers New Hope for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases Saturday, October 17, 2015

A drug designed to kill cells can, at lower doses, clear out the buildup that causes the feared brain diseases.

Neurology Today: When Do Parkinson's Patients Progress to Dementia? Thursday, October 8, 2015

A two- to four-year analysis of Parkinson's patients from a single movement disorders center revealed that about half who had normal cognition at a baseline evaluation developed cognitive impairment within six years.

Neurology Now: Help for the Caring Thursday, October 1, 2015

Overstressed caregivers are vulnerable to depression and other health problems- Carolyn and Jerry Stein provide insight into maximizing care giving efforts.

The Tampa Tribune: USF, Jewish Community Center of Tampa Receives Grant for Parkinson’s Program Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Tampa and University of South Florida Health have won a joint and competitive $150,000 grant to establish a Parkinson’s disease wellness program.

Buffalo News: People Fight Parkinson’s with Dance, Walks, and Yoga in Spite of Rain Sunday, September 13, 2015

Crowd of 500 walked to Canalside and danced and did yoga at Coca-Cola Field in spite of the cold, drizzling rain as National Parkinson Foundation volunteers got the word out that action helps fight the disease.

Parkinson's Life: '10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease Book’ Launch Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new book presenting the latest updates on potential breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease has been launched. The author, Michael S Okun M.D., is the medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)

Family Circle: What’s Wrong with Me? Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Neurologist Maria De Leon confronts her own perplexing Parkinson’s symptoms. She describes the way she overcame these symptoms and offers some advice for people with Parkinson’s.

Miami Herald: Exercise can Relieve Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Palmetto Bay mother of seven is enrolled in a twice-weekly indoor cycling class at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center west of downtown Miami. She walks the treadmill and takes yoga classes at the Y.

Daily North Shore: Dance Therapist Swings with PD Patients Friday, June 26, 2015

Dance therapist Erica Hornthal has received a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation that will enable her to provide complimentary therapeutic dance classes to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Medscape: Antipsychotic Use Increases Mortality in Parkinson's Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO — The use of antipsychotic (AP) medication to treat psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) increases the risk for all-cause death, and the risk varies with the AP class and the specific drugs within a class, a study shows.

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