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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.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
The Magazine of Santa Clarita: My PD Story: Carolyn Gloudemans Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Carolyn Gloudemans shares her my PD story and how Moving Day® North LA motivated her to get moving.

WKBW Buffalo ABC7: Ice Bikes Used to Help People with Parkinson's Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Western New York chapter hosted its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party. The free event provided participants with ice bikes, giving people with PD the chance to skate.

AURN (American Urban Radio Network): Bringing Awareness to Parkinson’s Disease Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In an interview with a national radio network that aired three times, CEO John Lehr discusses the importance of raising awareness of Parkinson’s.

Tribe Live: Risky drugs: Antipsychotics, dementia can be lethal combination Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dr. Michael S. Okun, national medical director of the Parkinson's Foundation, comments on antipsychotics and seniors with dementia: “Though there is an important role for these drugs in this special population, they should be used cautiously."

Parkinson's Life: John Lehr: “I’m inspired by the persistent hope of those living with Parkinson’s” Thursday, February 9, 2017

CEO John Lehr shares his vision for the organization and passion for the cause.

NeurologyNow: 8 Ways to Access Cutting-edge Care: Clinical trials, patient organizations, and your own physician can help you access state-of-the-art treatments Friday, February 3, 2017

In this article about how to find cutting-edge care, Michael Okun, M.D., National Medical Director and John Andrejack, Ed.D., Research Advocate, share their perspectives.

Cronkite News: Program Helps Latinos Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, a Center of Excellence, is providing innovative outreach to the underserved Latino PD community. Claudia Martinez, who manages the center’s outreach, is quoted.

Allsup: Allsup Awards Disability Literacy Grant to the Parkinson’s Foundation Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance representation company awarded the Parkinson’s Foundation $2,500 for being the top Allsup Post for a Purpose SMblogger in 2016.

Tucson.com: Exercise can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's, reduce risk of falls Monday, January 30, 2017

“When I started my career, we always said exercise is like a drug for Parkinson’s disease. Now we say it and kind of mean it,” Okun said. The Parkinson’s Foundation states that medication and exercise combined should be considered part of treatment.

KHN: Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute Monday, January 30, 2017

“We still regularly get calls from people who are told they are being denied coverage,” said Peter Schmidt at the National Parkinson Foundation, based in Miami. Denials sometimes occur because physical therapy providers use a billing code that still requires the patient to show improvement. Although Parkinson’s is a degenerative brain disease, Schmidt said physical therapy and exercise can help slow its progress.

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