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Even More Ways to #SummerOn with Parkinson's

Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

With Parkinson’s disease (PD), we know how challenging it can be to manage “off” times. That’s why it is important to seek out more of what helps us feel “on.” Let’s dedicate this summer to trying new things, being grateful to those around us, creating heartfelt memories and doing what makes us happy.

Parkinson’s Foundation Prevalence Project Finds Number of People With Parkinson’s Severely Underestimated

Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

When a large population of people have a disease, like Parkinson’s disease (PD), it’s essential to have accurate numbers of how many people have the disease, where they live and why they have it.

What's Hot in PD?: What Are the New Therapies in Trial for Parkinson’s Disease?

Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

We always advise patients to ask their doctor what’s new in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Recently, three leading experts at the Parkinson’s Foundation Center Leadership Conference reviewed the field and updated all attendees on several of the exciting therapies currently being tested by Albert Hung, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Irene Richard, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center; and Hubert Fernandez, MD, Cleveland Clinic.

Marijuana and Parkinson’s: What Do We Really Know?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their physicians are both looking to answer whether medical marijuana can help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Researchers have barely scratched the surface when it comes to marijuana and PD and previous studies are inconclusive about its potential benefits, but many people with Parkinson’s are curious to try it. Here’s what you need to know.

Being Your Own Caregiver

Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2018
Author: 
Honor

"You know I don’t eat in public,” Pat Merryman said to Wanda Patton, who are both heavily involved in the Columbus, OH, Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. They know people in every exercise class and attend every educational program. Pat keeps the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio program manager’s business card with her to hand them out at every event she attends. 

Center of Excellence Series: University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center Is a Leader in Women’s Parkinson’s Research

Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In addition to being a movement disorder specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Movement Disorder Center, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, Allison Willis, MD, is also one of the few researchers to conduct much-needed Parkinson’s disease (PD) research on one of the most vulnerable populations within the Parkinson’

Anti-TNF Therapy: Could Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies Pave a Path to a Treatment for Parkinson’s?

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

A recent study by Inga and colleagues at the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence in New York examined the incidence of Parkinson’s disease in inflammatory bowel disease patients.

One Year Later: Catching up With Parkinson’s Foundation Research Grantee Milton Biagioni, MD

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

One year after the Parkinson’s Foundation awarded $500,000 in research grants to address critical unmet needs in Parkinson’s disease (PD), we check in with one of three of the researchers making a difference right now. 

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