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Medscape: Survival Rates Differ Widely in Parkinson's, MSA, Lewy Bodies (Free account required to view) Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dr. James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer, weighs in on a recent JAMA Neurology study regarding lifespan for those living with Parkinson’s and related diseases.

Chicago Tribune: Parkinson's Patients Find Help at Willowbrook Fitness Facility Sunday, December 3, 2017

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

The 15 Best Parkinson’s Disease Blogs of 2017: Healthline Friday, May 12, 2017

Parkinson’s Today is among the top blogs for the Parkinson’s community.

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio: New from The Front: Solving the Puzzle Of Living With Parkinson’s Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Medical Director Dr. Michael S. Okun speaks about living well with Parkinson’s. He mentions the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, early warning signs, medical marijuana, educating health professionals about the disease and what people can do to live a better life with PD.

KARE-TV: Moving Day® Minnesota: Annual Parkinson's Walk Saturday, May 6, 2017

CEO John L. Lehr discussed the Foundation’s work in this TV interview at Moving Day® Twin Cities held last weekend.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: YMCA Gets Parkinson’s Grant for Free Memberships, More Classes Saturday, April 29, 2017

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has been given a $20,000 grant from the Foundation to expand group fitness classes, award scholarships and offer free memberships to people with PD.

WebMD: 150-Year-Old Drug May Help Parkinson's Patients Friday, April 21, 2017

A new trial suggests that the injectable drug apomorphine (Apokyn) can significantly shorten “off” times between levodopa dosages. Parkinson’s Foundation National Medical Director Dr. Michael S. Okun is quoted.

Miami Herald: Foundation envisions a world without Parkinson’s disease Monday, April 17, 2017

Parkinson Foundation CEO John L. Lehr gives discusses a world without Parkinson's and how he intends to bring his vision to fruition to better the lives of those affected by Parkinson's.

Niagara Gazette: GUEST VIEW: April Is A Time for Parkinson’s Awareness Thursday, April 13, 2017

NPF division’s Western New York chapter is celebrating Parkinson’s Awareness Month through distributing blue light bulbs, sponsoring wear blue day and hosting its annual wine tasting.

PR Newswire: Playing Golf Alleviates Symptoms for Chicago Man with Parkinson's Disease Tuesday, April 11, 2017

When Gary Smith was diagnosed with PD he began playing golfing at Topgolf®. He noticed that his stiffness lessened and his health improved. In honor of Gary and World Parkinson's Day, Topgolf donated $10,000 to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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