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AARP: Alan Alda Diagnosed with Parkinson's

Actor Alan Alda, 82, best known for his role in M*A*S*H, revealed that he has Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Foundation CEO John Lehr is quoted in the article. “You can live a full and productive life with the disease,” Lehr said.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Miami Herald: Without A Glass Ceiling in Her Way, The Only Place for Terranova’s New President, Mindy Mcllroy, To Go Is Up Friday, February 8, 2019

After Mindy McIlroy received her Parkinson’s diagnosis four years ago, she was afraid to tell her employer. Terranova, and her industry peers, responded with overwhelming support. Parkinson’s Foundation mentioned, as Mindy serves on our Board.

Parkinson’s News Today: In U.S., Parkinson’s Diagnosis Linked to Higher Healthcare Use, Spending, Study Shows Monday, January 28, 2019

A PD diagnosis is associated with greater Medicare costs and out-of-pocket spending, according to a population-based Parkinson’s Foundation study. The Parkinson’s Foundation study is explained and John L. Lehr, CEO, and James Beck, PhD, the Foundation’s chief scientific officer, is quoted.

MD Magazine: The Perfect Storm: When Parkinson Patients Enter the Hospital Tuesday, January 15, 2019

People with Parkinson’s generally experience a longer hospital stay than those entering the hospital for the same diagnosis without PD, and can develop more complications. This article cites Parkinson’s Outcomes Project data and promotes the Foundation’s Aware in Care kit as an “excellent resource for patients with PD who are going to the hospital.”

U.S. News: Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson's Disease Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The most potent drug available for Parkinson's, levodopa, treats symptoms of the disease, but does not ease or increase its still-mysterious underlying causes, a new clinical trial has concluded. Dr. Michael S. Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director, is quoted.

Inside Philanthropy: How Are Funders Stepping Up in the Fight Against Still-Untreatable Neurodegenerative Diseases? Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Organizations and non-profits funded millions of dollars in neurogenerative disease research in 2018. The Parkinson’s Foundation is highlighted for its $6.2 million research grant investment.

Telemundo: La Importancia De Detectar A Tiempo El Parkinson Friday, January 4, 2019

Telemundo show Al Rojo Vivo interviews Adolfo Diaz, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Director of Patient Services, about Foundation resources and Parkinson’s disease, along with Guido and Marina Hernandez who speak about how they utilize local exercise classes (Foundation community grant recipients) and live with Parkinson’s.

Acorda Therapeutics Announces FDA Approval of INBRIJA™ (levodopa inhalation powder) Thursday, December 27, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for intermittent treatment of “off” periods in people with Parkinson’s disease treated with carbidopa/levodopa.

HPR: Parkinson’s Foundation Caregiver Support Summit Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Returning HPR guest writer John L. Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO, discusses the commitment and efforts of the Parkinson’s Foundation in advancing training of neurologists who specialize in PD.  

Parkinson's News Today: Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Meeting on Medical Marijuana Patient Use Friday, December 7, 2018

With the goal of establishing a consensus on medical marijuana use by Parkinson’s patients — which a recent survey co-sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation put at 80 percent — the group will host its first conference focused on this compound and the disease.

George H. W. Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94 Saturday, December 1, 2018

MIAMI and NEW YORK — Today we mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former President George H. W. Bush. He passed away at age 94, having lived with vascular parkinsonism for several years.

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