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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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Yahoo! Sports: Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's may not have been caused by boxing Saturday, June 4, 2016

It’s been widely assumed that Ali’s Parkinson’s was caused by taking far too many punches during his boxing career. Including his amateur days, Ali fought for more than 25 years. He turned pro in 1960 after winning a gold medal at the Rome Olympics, and retired for good in 1981.

The Herald: Q&A: Parkinson's disease Friday, June 3, 2016

Muhammad Ali is in the hospital with respiratory problems, and while officials haven't given details about his condition, the boxing great's health in general is complicated by advanced Parkinson's — a degenerative disease he's lived with for three decades. Here are some questions and answers about Parkinson's disease.

Tampa Bay Times: Medication resembling a breath strip could treat Parkinson's disease 'off episodes' Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dr. Michael Okun, who chairs the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida and is national medical director for the National Parkinson Foundation, said the strips would give patients "access to a new formulation of medication without the need for an injection." But Okun, who was not involved in the research, pointed out that the treatment may have some shortcomings.

WBRC: Research reveals exercise slows progression of Parkinson's Thursday, May 5, 2016

New research reveals how exercise of any kind can dramatically improve the slowness, stiffness and balance issues associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Rewire Me: Five Ways To Preserve Your Brain Power Tuesday, May 3, 2016

More studies are showing that living well keeps the brain engaged. This article lists five ways to keep the brain sharp. “Some experts believe that if we live long enough, we will all lose enough cells and inevitably develop a neurodegenerative disease,” said Dr. Okun.

Business Wire: FDA Approves ACADIA Pharmaceuticals’ NUPLAZID™ (pimavanserin) Friday, April 29, 2016

Acadia announced that the first drug for hallucinations and delusions associated with PD psychosis was approved. “Today’s approval of NUPLAZID represents a major paradigm shift in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis,” said Dr. Okun.

WBFO: April brings light to Parkinson's awareness Thursday, April 28, 2016

NPF Western New York successfully made the Peace Bridge, Electric Tower and Niagara Falls blue for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Dr. Vilasini Shanbhag, NPF WNY board member, shares some of her story.

Reader's Digest: Silent Signs Your Body Might Be in Big Trouble Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dr. Okun is quoted in regards to how a change in handwriting can be an indicator of PD. Other signs mentioned in this article can be a forewarning of serious health issues.

Press & News: Life with Parkinson’s: Champlin resident shares his story Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Michael Franzen serves on NPF Minnesota’s board and speaks to how his YOPD diagnosis inspired him to get involved with raising PD awareness through NPF and Moving Day® Twin Cities.

Get Old: What it’s Like to Live with Parkinson’s Disease Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, James Morgan III shared with us what it's like to live with a movement disorder. Here are his words, as told to Get Old contributor Kate Silver.


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