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Parkinson’s Disease and Insulin Resistance

Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Insulin resistance (IR) is a precursor to type-2 diabetes (T2D) – a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. First suggested in the 1960s, a growing number of studies are finding links between Parkinson’s disease (PD) and T2D. And contrary to popular belief, you needn’t be overweight to have IR. In fact, having IR usually has no symptoms – which is why it often goes undetected.

Feel the Rhythm: Music Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Every year, the top Parkinson’s experts from around the world who treat people with Parkinson’s at a Parkinson’s Foundation-designated Center of Excellence (a department or clinic within a hospital that specializes in PD) convene to discuss the latest Parkinson’s research and treatments. This article summarizes the 2018 Center Leadership Conference presentation on music therapy led by Concetta M.

100 Million Push-Ups for Parkinson’s Awareness, Strength and Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease Featured at the 2018 Quality and Safety in Nursing International Forum

Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Author: 
Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP

Each year, nurses from all over the world come together at the annual Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum to share ideas to promote quality and safety in healthcare. This year’s forum in Bonita Springs, FL, from May 30 to June 1, shined a light on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the work being done to improve care for people living with this challenging health condition.

El Parkinson’s Foundation presentó su primer simposio en Puerto Rico

Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Click Here For English Claudia Martínez, MD, la coordinadora de alcance hispano del Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center en Phoenix, AZ, parte del grupo de Centros de Excelencia de Parkinson’s Foundation, no se detuvo a pensar en aceptar la propuesta de ser parte del comité logístico de la primera conferencia de la fundación en el Caribe.

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