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Research Roundup

Research Round Up: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease at a Glance

Date: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

With medical marijuana legalized in 28 states and Washington, D.C., its therapeutic properties have become buzzworthy. Researchers are currently studying these properties and how they affect different diseases, like Parkinson’s disease (PD). But why?

Research Round Up: Parkinson's Foundation Study Sheds New Light on Parkinson’s and Dyskinesia, Antipsychotic Medication, Injury and Fall Rates

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Who has the highest risk of injury among people with Parkinson’s disease (PD)? Is there a connection between medication combinations and falling less? Are prescription antipsychotics safe? Earlier this year, the Parkinson's Foundation presented four posters at the World Parkinson Congress (WPC) that answered these questions and more.   

Research Round Up: The Future of Neurology-Driven Palliative Care Programs

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Author: 
National Parkinson Foundation

Every year, the Parkinson's Foundation hosts the Centers of Excellence Leadership Conference, where leaders from our 42 Centers of Excellence — medical centers located around the world with leading Parkinson's specialists — attend and present their cutting-edge research and expert care findings. Dr.

Research Round Up: The Role of Spiritual Care in Maintaining Identity and Dignity In People with Parkinson’s

Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Author: 
Rabbi Rena Arshinoff

Every year, the Parkinson's Foundation hosts the Centers of Excellence Leadership Conference, where leaders from our 42 Centers of Excellence — medical centers located around the world with the world's leading Parkinson's specialists — attend and present their cutting-edge research and expert care findings.

Research Roundup: A Word of Caution on the Recent Findings about Physical and Occupational Therapy Effectiveness

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Author: 
Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS

Several troubling headlines appeared recently after a large randomized controlled study, published in the American Medical Association’s neurology journal (JAMA Neurology), concluded that physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) did not improve activities of daily living in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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