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Thursday, March 1, 2018
Westword: Learning About Pot and Parkinson's With Dr. James Beck Monday, March 18, 2019

The Parkinson's Foundation, an organization that's been dedicated to fighting the disease for over six decades, has recently stepped up its involvement with cannabis education and held its first conference on the subject in Denver. James Beck, PhD, the Foundation’s chief scientific officer, is quoted.

FOX 10: Walk for Parkinson's Moving Day South Alabama Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) will host its annual Moving Day South Alabama, A Walk for Parkinson’s. Funds raised through Moving Day will support cutting-edge research and community programs to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. Megan Willard, Parkinson’s Foundation development manager is featured in the interview.

CBS Denver: Experts to Talk Medical Marijuana & Parkinson's Disease in Denver Wednesday, March 6, 2019

For the first time, the Parkinson's Foundation is openly talking about the use of medical marijuana for Parkinson's disease (PD).

NBC Bay Area: Superhero Runners Brave Weather for Union City Fun Run Benefiting Parkinson's Sunday, March 3, 2019

Morning fun run in the East Bay saw hundreds of super heroes brave the rain and cold to help raise money for those affected by Parkinson's. All proceeds from the run will go to the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day event.

Westword.com: Parkinson’s Foundation to Host First Marijuana Conference in Denver Tuesday, February 26, 2019

On March 6 and 7, the Parkinson's Foundation will host its first-ever conference on medical marijuana in Denver. The conference will address potential risks and benefits of treating Parkinson's disease with medical cannabis by bringing together a diverse group of experts from academia, clinics, industry, government and the Parkinson's community to establish a consensus on medical marijuana use in Parkinson’s disease.

Brain & Life: Genes Aren't Destiny Friday, February 22, 2019

Sales of direct-to-consumer genetic tests are booming, but users should understand the possible implications of taking one and consult a medical professional about the results. James Beck, PhD, Parkinson's Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, is quoted.

U.S. News: Possible Parkinson's 'Pandemic' Looms: Report Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The number of people living with Parkinson's worldwide could double in the next two decades, experts project. Study authors include multiple neurologists from Centers of Excellence: Michael S. Okun, MD, Ray Dorsey, MD, and Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD. Parkinson’s Foundation cited.

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.”

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