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NPF Statement About Expansion of Eligibility for Veteran Benefits

December 18, 2013
NPF Statement About Expansion of Eligibility for Veteran Benefits
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The National Parkinson Foundation Announces Grant Funding Opportunities for Research in Parkinson’s Disease

December 11, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation Announces Grant Funding Opportunities for Research in Parkinson’s Disease
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The National Parkinson Foundation Recognizes Family Caregivers in November

November 4, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation Recognizes Family Caregivers in November
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NPF Releases Statement Regarding Creatine Study

September 25, 2013
NPF Statement About Halting of Creatine Study
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NPF Increases Spanish Services and Resources

September 24, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation Launches Spanish and Low Health Literacy Versions of Free Hospitalization Kit
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National Parkinson Foundation Launches Free App for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

July 24, 2013
National Parkinson Foundation Launches Free App for People Living with Parkinson’s Disease
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Medication Alone Insufficient in Treating Depression in Parkinson's Disease

June 25, 2013
New findings from the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Parkinson's Outcomes Project show that antidepressants alone do not improve depression in Parkinson's disease.
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NPF Statement on Recall of Medtronic DBS Component

May 6, 2013
The recall only applies to a component that is used temporarily, typically no more than a month from your first surgery.
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The National Parkinson Foundation and Johns Hopkins University Address Disparities in Care Through Telemedicine

May 13, 2013
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a research award to the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and Johns Hopkins University to deliver telemedicine care to people with Parkinson’s disease in their homes.
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Campaign Begins During Parkinson's Awareness Month

April 1, 2013
Today the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of the Whatever It Takes to Beat Parkinson 's campaign, a national movement to raise awareness and empower people affected by Parkinson's to make positive choices for their health and wellbeing.
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New Parkinson's Treatment Book Translated into 20+ Languages

April 17, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) medical director, Michael S. Okun, M.D., has released a new book titled, "Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life."
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NPF Statement About the CERE-120 Growth Factor Trial

April 20, 2013
The announcement of the CERE-120 growth factor trial (Neurturin) has been made public. Though the trial was negative, scientists believe they have learned important information for the field about this class of compounds known as neurotrophic factors.
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National Parkinson Foundation Urges Patients to Take Charge of Managing Parkinson's

March 27, 2013
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it is providing thousands of free Parkinson's medical ID bracelets in an effort to address recent data that shows three out of four people with Parkinson's do not receive their medications on time.
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NPF Statement on the Economic Burden of Parkinson's Disease

February 21, 2013
“Things we could improve today are major cost drivers for Parkinson’s. We pay over a billion dollars for services that could be avoided with better care...
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6 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolution

January 2, 2013
2013 is here! Every New Year is a chance for a fresh start, so whether you have resolved to save money, eat better or reach a Parkinson’s-related goal, use our 6 simple tips to craft a resolution that can stand the test of time.
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NPF Awards Grants to Support Services in Seven Local Communities Across the Country

December 21, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it awarded seven grants to NPF Chapters through its new Chapter Grant Fund.
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National Parkinson Foundation Recommends Annual Screening for Depression

November 28, 2012
he National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) today released early findings from the largest clinical study of Parkinson's disease ever conducted, showing that depression is the most important factor influencing the health status of Parkinson's patients.
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National Parkinson Foundation Gives Fundraising a Novel Twist

September 12, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is entangled in a mystery — and the national organization is glad of it. A just-released mystery novel titledDutch Island is generating attention — and money — for NPF. A Parkinson's disease patient and his wife "star" in the comedic thriller that channels all proceeds from its print edition sales to the foundation.
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NPF Statement on the Neupro® Patch

July 16, 2012
"We received news that the Rotigotine patch has been re-approved and is now available. Because Parkinson's disease patients typically have to take many doses of medications each day, the re-approval of the patch will hopefully be a boost to some sufferers.
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NPF Statement on the Neupro® Patch

July 16, 2012
"We received news that the Rotigotine patch has been re-approved and is now available. Because Parkinson's disease patients typically have to take many doses of medications each day, the re-approval of the patch will hopefully be a boost to some sufferers...
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NPF Discusses the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Parkinson's

June 28, 2012
NPF Statement: What does the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act mean for people with Parkinson’s?
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NPF Statement on the FDA Approval of the Neupro® Patch

April 3, 2012
"It is terrific news for the Parkinson's disease community that the Rotigotine patch has been re-approved. Because Parkinson's disease patients typically have to take many doses of medications each day, the re-approval of the patch will hopefully help a lot of sufferers."
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NPF Statement on the FDA Approval of the Neupro® Patch

April 3, 2012
NPF Statement on the FDA Approval of the Neupro ® Patch
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CareZone Donates Free Accounts to NPF

April 5, 2012
Donation to Serve Those Caring for Family Members Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
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NPF Announces Parkinson’s Superstar’s Winners

April 9, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has selected Allison Smith-Conway from Laguna Niguel, CA, and Wendell Cook from Sioux Falls, SD, as the winners of its outstanding Parkinson’s Superstar prize for their exemplary contributions to the Parkinson’s community.
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Governor Jeb Bush Is Honorary Chair of National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day in Florida

April 25, 2012
New Fundraising Walk Launching in Miami, Boca Raton and Tallahassee in 2012
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NPF Mourns the Loss of Dick Clark

April 19, 2012
NPF mourns the loss of Dick Clark, a longtime friend of the Foundation. Dick, whose father had Parkinson's disease, had for many years hosted NPF's annual Gala in Miami with his wife Kari.
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NPF's Landmark Quality Improvement Initiative Enrolls 5,000 Parkinson's Patients

April 23, 2012
New Findings Presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans
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National Parkinson Foundation, Its Leading Medical Centers of Excellence and Chapters Nationwide Launch Aware in Care

February 21, 2012
New campaign to improve hospital care for over 1 million people with Parkinson’s disease; Emerging data shows hospitalization puts Parkinson’s patients at great risk.
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How Can Non-Parkinson’s Research Help People with Parkinson’s?

February 6, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation sponsored a meeting of leading biologists and neurologists to discuss how their work could benefit patients with Parkinson’s.
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6 Tips For Turning A New Year’s Resolution Into Reality

December 1, 2011
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s almost time to dig out those champagne flutes and ring in the New Year. In 2012, you may hope to save money or eat better, like so many people.
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NPF Joins Biomedical Research Initiative

December 9, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation is one of 99 organizations that signed on to the Parkinson’s Action Network letter to the House and Senate to provide a funding increase to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)to support its critical work in 2012.
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National Parkinson Foundation’s Celebration for Hope

February 28, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) held the Celebration for Hope on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. The event celebrated members of the Parkinson’s community and the hope they bring to patients and their families.
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30 Ways to Honor National Family Caregivers Month

November 1, 2011
November is National Family Caregivers Month! Caregivers help and support their loved ones every day; this month, challenge yourself to spend some time each day raising awareness about all they do.
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NPF Statement Regarding Stem Cell Treatment of Parkinson's

November 7, 2011
Published yesterday in Nature and covered in today’s Wall Street Journal is an article about a new approach to using stem cells to address dopamine cell depletion in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease.
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The National Parkinson Foundation Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

October 4, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation Marks Hispanic Heritage Month With New Spanish Toll-Free Helpline, Brochure, Resources
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NPF Releases a Joint Statement Regarding Azilect Medication

October 17, 2011
An Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted against approving a submission by Teva Pharmaceuticals requesting permission to change the way that they describe the benefits of their drug Azilect (rasagiline).
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NPF Releases a Joint Statement Regarding Azilect Medication

October 17, 2011
An Advisory Committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted against approving a submission by Teva Pharmaceuticals requesting permission to change the way that they describe the benefits of their drug Azilect (rasagiline).
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NPF Wins Award for Best Charitable Org Site

October 25, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation’s website, Parkinson.org, has been granted the 2011 Silver Award for Best Charitable Org Site from W3 Awards.
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NPF Debunks a Supposed Cause of Parkinson's

September 15, 2011
NPF's National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, comments on a recent article in Neurology International...
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National Parkinson Foundation Announces Three Novel Parkinson’s Research Projects

September 16, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is proud to announce support for three new research projects which fulfill NPF’s mission of improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease (PD).
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New Fundraising Walk Launching in 13 Cities

August 15, 2011
Katie Couric has agreed to be the honorary national chair of the National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) inaugural Moving Day campaign.
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National Parkinson Foundation Releases Free Smart Phone App

July 28, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of the first free smart phone application to improve diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
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NINDS Stops Coenzyme Q10 Trial

June 10, 2011
The National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) has announced that they have stopped the clinical trial of Coenzyme Q10, referred to as the QE3 study.
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Kinetics Foundation and National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Announce their Partnership to Evaluate Objective Parkinson’s Disease Measurement System

June 23, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Kinetics Foundation are pleased to announce their partnership to evaluate Kinetic’s Objective Parkinson’s Disease Measurement (OPDM) system as a tool for more accurately measuring the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
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Two Clinical Trials and a Novel Biomarker Initiative for Parkinson’s Disease

June 30, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has awarded more than $1 million dollars in clinical research projects in 2011.
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Gordon Beckham of the Chicago White Sox Announces 2011 Partnership with NPF

May 3, 2011
Gordon Beckham, second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, is making a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation for every home run that he hits during the 2011 season and he is asking his fans to join him.
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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

April 1, 2011
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. What better time to make things happen in a bigger way.
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Meet, Greet Celebrity Team, Photos, Free iPad2 Contest, And More

April 11, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is hosting a star-studded team, whose stories of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are sure to inspire, at the 17th Annual Parkinson’s Unity Walk in Central Park on April 16, 2011.
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Two Neurologists from NPF’s Center of Excellence Network Receive Awards from the American Academy of Neurology

April 13, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) congratulates John Nutt, MD, and Michael S. Okun, MD, for receiving awards in neurologic research from The American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The awards were presented on April 13, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii at AAN’s 63rd Annual Meeting.
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NPF's Minnesota Chapter Launches New Website

April 25, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is pleased to congratulate the NPF Minnesota chapter for being the first to showcase our new, unified brand on its website, www.parkinsonmn.org.
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NPF Joins Ball Up to Spread Parkinson's Awareness

April 29, 2011
Ball Up, LLC has joined forces with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to launch Ball Up for Parkinson’s, an initiative to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease (PD)...
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National Parkinson Foundation’s Celebration for Hope

February 28, 2012
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) held the Celebration for Hope on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. The event celebrated members of the Parkinson’s community and the hope they bring to patients and their families.
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Breaking News: Update on Sinemet Shortage

March 9, 2011
Merck has sent a letter to the Parkinson's community to inform us that the FDA has approved their new supplier of Sinemet and Sinemet CR. Merck believes that this should mark the end of the Sinemet shortage.
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National Parkinson Foundation Supports Implementation of the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN)

February 16, 2011
The National Parkinson Foundation is one of 77 organizations that signed on to the Parkinson’s Action Network letters to the House and Senate to support implementation of the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN).
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Breaking News: Potential U.S. Supply Shortage of SINEMET® and SINEMET CR® in 2011

January 7, 2011
Merck & Co. Inc. has informed the Parkinson’s disease community that in early 2011, there may be a potential temporary supply shortage in the U.S. for SINEMET® (carbidopa-levodopa) and SINEMET CR® (carbidopa-levodopa controlled release tablets).
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FDA Approves DaTscan

January 15, 2011
"We are very pleased that DaTscan has been approved for use in the United States. There is considerable evidence supporting its use in diagnosing Parkinson's disease...
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Gordon Beckham of the Chicago White Sox Presents a $60,000 Check to the National Parkinson Foundation to Knock Parkinson’s Out of the Park

January 28, 2011
Gordon Beckham, second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, presented a check for $60,000 which was raised through his Out of the Park for Parkinson’s fundraising campaign.
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