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With Acorda Data, Experts Weigh the Benefits of New Parkinson’s Drugs Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Acorda just presented the latest data from Inbrija, a new drug to help with off episodes, at the American Academy of Neurology’s yearly meeting. Two Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence doctors are quoted:  Katie Kompoliti from Rush University and Meredith Spindler from the University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

Holmdel & Colts Neck News: Member of Title Boxing Club in Holmdel Beats Back Parkinson's #StartAConversation Monday, April 23, 2018

Title Boxing Club member Mike Santillo was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year and is doing everything he can to increase PD awareness. Parkinson’s Foundation #StartAConversation campaign mentioned.

UAB News: UAB STEM Undergraduates Honored By Goldwater Scholarship Competition Thursday, April 19, 2018

Parkinson’s Foundation research grant recipient Sidhanth Chandra, current University of Alabama Birmingham student, received an honorable mention from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

YourObserver.com: Ronald Christofaro Finds A Way to Fight Back and Grow Physically And Mentally Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apart from throwing hooks and jabs in his weekly PD boxing class, Ronald Christofaro also dances, sings and practices yoga. Parkinson’s Outcomes Project exercise study mentioned.

Cenpar: Clarissa Martinez y Hector Valenzuela Thursday, April 12, 2018

Clarissa Martinez, PhD, Parkinson’s Foundation Director of Research & Centers Programs, speaks about the Foundation’s initiatives to increase the number of movement disorder specialists, reach underserved PD populations and about the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project (In Spanish).

My View: Education Helps Deal with The Fright Of Parkinson's Monday, April 9, 2018

Christopher Jamele, Parkinson's Foundation Western New York executive director, talks about how raising Parkinson’s awareness has an enormous impact.

THV11: Moving Day Helps Those Who Suffer From Parkinson's Sunday, April 15, 2018

John Lee has been living with PD for 5 years. He talks about symptoms and how movement can help. He promotes Moving Day Little Rock, its exercise demonstrations, how it is a great opportunity to network with other people going through the same thing and a chance to get good information about PD. 

CBS Local: Moving Day: Sacramento Saturday, April 14, 2018

Colleen Fischer, Parkinson’s Foundation National Coordinator of Signature Events, speaks to local CBS reporter about Parkinson’s and Moving Day Sacramento. She speaks about how participants come together at Moving Day to share the common goal to beat Parkinson's.

Psychology Today: Helping Parkinson’s Patients with Depression Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, wrote this article about understanding and addressing depression A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities., a common side effect

Parkinson's Life: Exclusive interview: John Lehr and James Beck of the Parkinson’s Foundation Thursday, April 5, 2018

As Parkinson’s Awareness Month begins, Parkinson’s Life speaks to the Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr and Chief Scientific Officer James Beck, PhD, about the organization’s current goals and getting involved in the #UniteForParkinsons and #StartAConversation campaigns.

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