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One piece of advice Parkinson’s disease patients often hear from their doctors is that they need to keep their bodies moving. On this World Parkinson’s Day, meet a man who is taking the advice to the extreme.
Understanding how this dementia differs from Alzheimer's can help patients know what to expect and feel less fearful. Michael Okun, MD, national medical advisor of the Parkinson's Foundation is quoted.
This iHeartRadio nationwide special features Dr. Kneeland Youngblood, a board member for the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and John L. Lehr, President and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation. They discuss National Minority Health Month and Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
Wall Street Journal
As doctors resume in-person visits, virtual care is poised to play a permanent role, as evidence shows that it often works just as well, and sometimes better, for an unexpected range of care. Gretchen Rosswurm, chair of the People with Parkinson’s Council, is quoted and PD GENEration is linked.
Researchers are working to uncover the genetic factors related to Parkinson’s disease for the Parkinson’s Foundation PD GENEration study. Dr. Carlos Singer, Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is quoted. Rick and Shelley Friedland, Foundation volunteers are featured.
James Beck, PhD, chief scientific officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation, discusses the “PD GENEration” study that offers genetic testing and counseling to 15,000 people with Parkinson disease.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will host a virtual symposium titled Veterans and Parkinson’s Disease: What You Need to Know on Saturday, March 20th. The Parkinson’s Foundation is cited as co-host of this event and partner of the VA.
NPR South Florida
Parkinson's disease affects all ethnicities, but genetic studies about the disease have often relied on Caucasian and some Asian populations. PD GENEration is offering free genetic testing and counseling to people in South Florida living with Parkinson’s. James Beck, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer of the Parkinson’s Foundation is quoted and the Foundation is cited.
Parkinson’s News Today
A $1-million grant has made it possible for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, to be added to the PD GENEration study. This nationwide initiative seeks to increase the availability of genetic counseling for people with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S.