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Cary Citizen: Cary Scientist Added to National Parkinson’s Council Tuesday, June 20, 2017

David Malarkey, PhD, of Cary, NC, discusses his excitement to join the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council. Dr. Malarkey has also been supportive of his local Moving Day® NC Triangle.

Neurology Today: Benefits for Deep Brain Stimulation in Early PD Reported at 5 Years Monday, June 12, 2017

Our national medical director Michael S. Okun, MD, is quoted in regards to a study analyzing deep brain stimulation in people with early-stage PD presented at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

WDRB-TV: Louisville Celebrates Second Week of 'I Am Ali Festival' with Waterfront, Community Walks Saturday, June 10, 2017

The first-ever Moving Day® Louisville, which honored the legacy of Muhammad Ali as part of the “I Am Ali Festival,” raised nearly $60,000 for Parkinson’s research.

New York Times: New Electrical Brain Stimulation Technique Shows Promise in Mice Thursday, June 1, 2017

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a new method of electrical brain stimulation that will allow people with PD to skip brain surgery while reaching deep brain areas. The Foundation’s national medical director, Michael Okun, M.D., shares expert commentary on the study published yesterday in Cell.

PR Newswire: Global Kinetics Corporation and Parkinson's Foundation Announce First Patient Enrolled in APPRISE Clinical Study for Optimization of Parkinson's Treatment Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Global Kinetics Corporation and the Parkinson's Foundation announced that the first of more than 400 people with PD has been enrolled in the GKC APPRISE clinical study, which is part of the Foundation’s Parkinson's Outcomes Project. Peter Schmidt, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Mission Officer of the Foundation is quoted.

WHEC: Telemedicine Program Brings Doctors into Your Home For Free Monday, May 29, 2017

The lead neurologist at University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Ray Dorsey, is hoping to sign up at least 400 more people with PD for the Center of Excellence’s telemedicine program by end of summer. Dr. Dorsey discussed the program at our World Without Parkinson’s scientific symposium on Thursday.

Medscape: Survival Rates Differ Widely in Parkinson's, MSA, Lewy Bodies (Free account required to view) Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dr. James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer, weighs in on a recent JAMA Neurology study regarding lifespan for those living with Parkinson’s and related diseases.

Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility Sunday, December 3, 2017

InspirFit offers PD programs designed to increase or maintain the physical well-being of participants. The foundation provides a grant to the program.

The 15 Best Parkinson’s Disease Blogs of 2017: Healthline Friday, May 12, 2017

Parkinson’s Today is among the top blogs for the Parkinson’s community.

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio: New from The Front: Solving the Puzzle Of Living With Parkinson’s Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Medical Director Dr. Michael S. Okun speaks about living well with Parkinson’s. He mentions the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, early warning signs, medical marijuana, educating health professionals about the disease and what people can do to live a better life with PD.


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