Dave Duplay sits down with John L. Lehr, President & CEO of the Parkinson's Foundation, to talk about the challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease, and what the Parkinson's Foundation is doing to help raise awareness and find a cure.
Health360: HealthTalk: John L. Lehr | Parkinson's Awareness Month
Team Hope member, Colin Stokes, is cycling 700 miles for his Coast to Canyon Ride fundraiser in honor of his late mother, who had PD. All proceeds go to NPF. The article also features the Boob Ride, a distance cycling fundraiser where proceeds go to breast cancer research.
Preliminary findings from a small-scale study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers indicate that a medication approved to treat leukemia may halt or reverse the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
Santa Clarita will host its first ever Moving Day®, a walk and 5K charity run to fight Parkinson’s disease. Moving Day® is the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) grassroots fundraising event that will bring the community together for a day of movement and family-friendly activities like vendor booths, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.
On a recent morning, the 78-year-old stood under the speed bag at the Cedar Valley Boxing Club, rhythmically pounding out alternating lefts and rights. It’s a long way from his first visit to the club.
Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with Involuntary shaking of the hands, arms, legs, jaw or tongue. The typical Parkinson’s tremor is “pill-rolling” – it looks like holding a pill between thumb and forefinger and continuously rolling it around.
The ice bikes have been a hit at Canalside and tonight a unique partnership allowed a special group of people to hit the ice. For the second consecutive year, The Parkinson’s Ice Skating Party welcomed those battling the disease for a chance to enjoy some winter activities.
For years, doctors have been telling their patients that exercise helps with the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, too, but now they're getting some help from organized exercise programs designed specifically for Parkinson's patients.
After a 12-year career with the NBA, Brian Grant was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Today, he's a leading proponent of exercise for people with his condition.
Tremors, In Parkinson’s, stiffness of the arms or legs beyond what would result from normal aging or arthritis.
The lineup of advice givers is long and varied, ranging from sober and serious to spacey and silly, with the latter seeming to out number the former. That’s of little consequence when the stakes are low. But if you have a diagnosed medical ailment that needs the attention of a qualified medical professional, you should wade into the waters of self-help with caution.