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Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility

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

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Parkinson's Life: '10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease Book’ Launch Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new book presenting the latest updates on potential breakthrough therapies for Parkinson’s disease has been launched. The author, Michael S Okun M.D., is the medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)

Family Circle: What’s Wrong with Me? Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Neurologist Maria De Leon confronts her own perplexing Parkinson’s symptoms. She describes the way she overcame these symptoms and offers some advice for people with Parkinson’s.

Miami Herald: Exercise can Relieve Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Palmetto Bay mother of seven is enrolled in a twice-weekly indoor cycling class at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center west of downtown Miami. She walks the treadmill and takes yoga classes at the Y.

Daily North Shore: Dance Therapist Swings with PD Patients Friday, June 26, 2015

Dance therapist Erica Hornthal has received a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation that will enable her to provide complimentary therapeutic dance classes to people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Medscape: Antipsychotic Use Increases Mortality in Parkinson's Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO — The use of antipsychotic (AP) medication to treat psychosis in Parkinson's disease (PD) increases the risk for all-cause death, and the risk varies with the AP class and the specific drugs within a class, a study shows.

rrstar.com: Rockford man names dinosaur after dad, raising funds to display it at Burpee Museum Sunday, June 21, 2015

"ROCKFORD — Jim Mongan was a quiet man who worked hard and loved his family, according to his son, Joe. Jim didn’t say a lot — he thought actions spoke louder. His family would go on summer vacations, for instance, but Jim would stay behind and work so the family could afford the trips."

Citizens Voice: Legends Game all about former Yankee Doyle Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Legends Game was put together as a vehicle to honor Doyle and to raise awareness and much-needed cash for the fight against Parkinson’s. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the National Parkinson Foundation, Doyle’s hand-picked beneficiaries.

El Nuevo Herald: El mal de Parkinson enseña a ‘disfrutar más de los papás’ Friday, June 19, 2015

Ricardo Caporal con su padre Rubens Caporal y su hijo de 7 años. Rubens, ex jugador de fútbol brasileño, padece el mal de Parkinson, y Ricardo crea conciencia sobre la enfermedad desde su posición en la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson de Estados Unidos.

MedPage Today: Exercise May Put Brakes on QOL Declines in Parkinson's Friday, June 19, 2015

"SAN DIEGO -- Parkinson's patients who exercise regularly have slower declines in quality of life, researchers reported here.

Clinical Informatics News: Telemedicine Study Looks at Quality of Care for Parkinson’s Patients Thursday, June 18, 2015

The National Parkinson Foundation and University of Rochester researchers are collaborating on a year-long study comparing the efficacy of telemedicine to in-person community care and updating the term "house call" for the 21st century.

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