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MedCity News: FDA Allows 23andme To Reintroduce 10 Genetic Health Risk Reports For Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, And More Thursday, April 6, 2017

23andMe announced it’s recent FDA authorization to market its Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) tests for 10 hereditary disorders. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted.

New York Times: F.D.A. Will Allow 23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers Thursday, April 6, 2017

For the first time, the FDA is allowing a company to sell genetic tests for disease risk directly to consumers. The test will provide the likelihood that people could develop conditions like Parkinson’s. Jim Beck, Parkinson’s Foundation chief scientific officer is quoted.

NASDAQ: Parkinson’s Foundation to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr rang the opening bell in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month along with Vice Chair Howard Morgan, board members and staff.

Baltimore Sun: Johns Hopkins Secretary Helps Students, Faculty See Parkinson's Disease From Patient's Perspective Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Julie Bullock seeks treatment and raises funds for the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a Center of Excellence. She also works at the University, teaching staff and students about PD.

WebMd: Hepatitis Infection May Raise Parkinson's Risk Thursday, March 30, 2017

Parkinson’s Foundation Medical Director Dr. Okun weighs in on a recent Parkinson’s and hepatitis study.

KARE11 NBC: Buy Dave's Ties And Raise Funds For The National Parkinson Foundation Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NPF division’s Minnesota chapter and local NBC news host Dave Schwartz paired up to raise money for Parkinson’s Awareness month in a unique way.

KCTV5: Making A Difference For Those With Parkinson's Disease Monday, March 27, 2017

NPF division’s Heartland chapter board member Denise Franklin talks about early warning signs, our Aware in Care hospitalization kit and Moving Day® Kansas City.

Neurology Now: A Merger and a New CEO Equal Gains for Parkinson’s Community Monday, March 27, 2017

Neurology Now recently spoke with Parkinson’s Foundation new CEO, John Lehr, about the merged organization and his new job. John shared the Foundation’s insight on cutting-edge research and helping people with Parkinson’s live their best lives every day.

60 Minutes: How Fake News Becomes A Popular, Trending Topic Sunday, March 26, 2017

60 Minutes shows how con-artists insert fake news into the national conversation. NPF division is mentioned in relation to the rumor regarding Hillary Clinton and Parkinson’s.

UPI: Exercising 2.5 Hours per Week Associated with Slower Declines in Parkinson's Disease Patients Thursday, March 23, 2017

In a study in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, researchers determined that people with PD who exercised regularly had significantly slower declines in HRQL and mobility over a two-year period. Lead investigator Miriam R. Rafferty, PhD, of Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a center of Excellence, describes the main findings of the study. NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project is mentioned.


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