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Kalter: Neil Diamond’s diagnosis may shed light on Parkinson’s

John L. Lehr, CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, believes that Neil Diamond's public discussion of having Parkinson's will further push use of the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
CNN News: Had your appendix removed? Your Parkinson's risk may be 20% lower Wednesday, October 31, 2018

People who have had their appendix removed are 20% less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new analysis of more than 1 million people in Sweden. 

Health Day: Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Symptoms Show Promise Thursday, October 25, 2018

A new gene therapy might help improve motor symptoms in people with PD who are not responding to other therapies, a study has found. Dr. Alessandro Di Rocco and Parkinson's Foundation chief scientific officer James Beck, PhD, are quoted. 

WCBD: Commemorating MUSC as a Parkinson's Center of Excellence Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Parkinson's Foundation and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) recently hosted a plaque unveiling ceremony to officially commemorate the university as a Center of Excellence.

Payoff: Years of Investments in Parkinson’s Research is Yielding New Breakthroughs and Momentum Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Researchers from Johns Hopkins announced they developed an experimental drug that’s been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's and its symptoms in mice. Parkinson’s Foundation dedication to PD research is mentioned.

'Moving Day Chicago' to Raise Awareness on Parkinson's Saturday, October 13, 2018

Parkinson's Foundation CEO John Lehr talks about the neurological disorder affecting about 30,000 adults in Illinois and Moving Day.

ABC News 4: MUSC & the Parkinson’s Foundation Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sean Kramer, Parkinson’s Foundation Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, joins Dr. Vanessa Hinson from the newly designated Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence Medical University of South Carolina on ABC News 4 to discuss Parkinson’s, expert care, Moving Day and ways to get involved with the Foundation. 

Neurology Today: For Your Patients-Parkinson's Disease: To Drive or Not to Drive? New Data, Points to Discuss with PD Patients Thursday, October 4, 2018

An analysis found that people with PD are no more likely to report being in a crash but are more likely to fail simulator driving tests or on-road driving assessments. Senior study author Ergun Y. Uc, MD, is the director of the Division of Movement Disorders at the University of Iowa, a Center of Excellence. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Parkinson’s Foundation Adds 3 Centers of Excellence to Its Network Thursday, September 27, 2018

Three centers have been added to the Centers of Excellence network, increasing the number of Parkinson’s Foundation centers to 45. John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO and President is quoted throughout.

Fox Rochester: 'Moving Day' to Benefit Fight Against Parkinson's Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Parkinson's Foundation is hosting Moving Day Rochester October 7. An annual event helping raise money and awareness for the fight against Parkinson's. Your Parkinson’s Patient: Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease: Please Don’t Waste the Golden Year Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dr. Robert Hauser from the University of South Florida, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, writes about the “golden year” for people with Parkinson’s (the first 6 to 12 months following a diagnosis) and the importance of enrolling in a clinical trial during this time. 


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