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Center of Excellence Series: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine's Delivers Statewide Parkinson's Training

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

North Carolina is home to the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Medicine – one of 45 Parkinson’s Foundation  Centers of Excellence. While their world-class Parkinson’s disease (PD) care is centrally located, UNC is still three to four hours away from most rural towns in the state.

Category: 
Center of Excellence Series

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Possible New Key to Parkinson’s Treatment

Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In 10 percent of people with Parkinson's disease (PD), the disease is familial (tied to genetics), while the other 90 percent are nonfamilial. Mutations in the LRRK2 (leucine-rich repeat kinase 2) gene Mutations in this gene are the most common cause of inherited Parkinson’s. Researchers have identified more than 100 LRRK2 gene mutations that increase the risk of developing PD.

Category: 
Science News

We Compiled the Most Popular Parkinson’s Questions and Answers In One Place

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As your Parkinson’s disease (PD) journey evolves, so do your questions about symptoms, treatment options, research and medications. Whether you live with Parkinson’s or care for someone who does, you are not alone in looking for answers to your big PD questions.

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

What's Hot in PD? The Not So Hidden Viruses in the Parkinson Disease Microbiome

Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

The microbiome is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The microbiome is the network of microorganisms, along with viruses and bacteria, that help the body stay healthy. In the PD community, when we talk about the microbiome, we’re referring to the bacteria found in the gut. Leading experts have suggested that the microbiome has a potential role in the pathogenesis (way a disease develops) and in the treatment of Parkinson’s.

Category: 
What's Hot in PD?

Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease: Please Don’t Waste the Golden Year

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

This isn’t a solicitation for a financial donation. But I am going to ask for something valuable that is in short supply and critical to getting an approved therapy to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and move us closer to a cure. It is something you can do to improve the lives of people with PD and take an active role in the Parkinson’s community. Only you have the power to do this. 

Category: 
Raise Awareness

We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline Questions

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

To offer more support to the nearly one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Parkinson's Foundation has expanded its Helpline hours. You can call with the Helpline with your PD questions at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636), in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline provides guidance on:

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Tips for Daily Living – Extreme Weather Emergency Preparedness

Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Preparing for extreme weather is a burden for anyone in the path of a storm or fire. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their caregivers should take these tips into consideration to ensure that all PD-related needs are accounted for when preparing for a hurricane or any other natural disaster:

Category: 
Tips for Daily Living

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

Category: 
Research Round Up

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