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Center of Excellence Series: University of Rochester Medical Center’s Telemedicine Program

Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Part of Steven Goldenthal’s job is to get people connected. He wants to know how they feel, gets to know their medical history, what medications they take and if they are happy with their Parkinson’s disease (PD) care.

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Center of Excellence Series

What's Hot in PD? Everything a Parkinson’s Patient Needs to Know about Safinamide (Xadago): Should You Switch?

Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Safinamide (Xadago) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) medication fluctuations. Safinamide is a pill that when absorbed in the bloodstream travels to the brain and affects dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic systems.

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What's Hot in PD?

Tips for Daily Living: 6 Psychotherapy and Counseling Myths, Debunked

Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In Mood: A Mind's Guide to Parkinson’s, the newest educational book from the Parkinson’s Foundation, we explore mood changes associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), why people with Parkinson’s might experience these changes and how to treat and cope with them.

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Tips for Daily Living

Center of Excellence Series: Duke University Medical Center’s Durable Medical Equipment Program

Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Miriam* stopped using her cane. It was beat up, falling apart and wasn’t helping her manage her Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Medicare told her she had to wait to qualify for a new one.

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Center of Excellence Series

Centers of Excellence Series: The “Strive to Thrive” Workshop at Oregon Health & Science University Parkinson Center

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One of the powerful concepts to emerge in healthcare over the past decade is health confidence. Health confidence is the confidence that you can control and manage most of your health problems, according to Dartmouth College health policy professor John Wasson. People with high health confidence are significantly less likely to be hospitalized long-term, fear their medication or feel like they were harmed by their disease versus similar people with low confidence.

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Center of Excellence Series

What's Hot in PD? Tips Every Parkinson’s Patient Who Is Considering Stem Cell Transplantion Should Consider

Date: 
Monday, March 6, 2017
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Hope is something that is critical for everyone living with Parkinson’s disease. Hope for improvement in symptoms. Hope for a better life. Hope for a treatment that may one day arrest disease progression or even deliver a cure. We should embrace hope, but we should also protect everyone living with Parkinson’s disease and their family members from emotionally as well as financially draining opportunities which may overpromise and under-deliver.

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What's Hot in PD?

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