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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
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. 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.

Parkinson's Today News: Moving Day With the National Parkinson Foundation Thursday, January 26, 2017

Provides background on Moving Day® and includes a video with footage from multiple walks.

Capital Gazette: Caregivers Corner: Getting Prepared for Relative's Hospital Stay Sunday, January 22, 2017

A reader asks how they can prepare for the hospital stay of a relative who has Parkinson’s. The article highlights NPF’s Aware in Care hospital kit program and the NPF website as tools to keep their relative safe.

Washington Post: Former president’s movement disorder mimics Parkinson’s Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Former President George H.W. Bush, who is in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson’s. Dr. Corneliu Luca from UM, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, is quoted. Ali Parkinson Center’s Hispanic Outreach Goes Global Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hispanics living with PD have never been better served than by a global, one-of-a-kind program developed by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, an NPF Center of Excellence. The program has a presence in more than 12 countries.


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