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Washington Post: Virtual library provides information about Parkinson’s disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, a time to think about how much you know about the disease.

You may know about the tremors and stiffness that gradually take over patients’ bodies. You may know about famous people with the disease, including Michael J. Fox.

For what you may not know, there’s the PD Library. If you have Parkinson’s disease or care for someone who does, you need information. And you might just find answers in the PD Library. The free online resource — maintained by the Parkinson’s Foundation — is a gold mine for anyone with an interest in the disease.

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Examiner.com: Of Brains and Boobs Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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.

MDNews: Drug Repurposing Yields Hope for Reversing Effects of Parkinson’s Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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.

The Magazine of Santa Clarita: Get MOVING to Fight Parkinson’s Disease Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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.

Poughkeepsie Journal: Patients fight Parkinson’s through boxing Friday, February 26, 2016

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.

The Washington Post: This glove could make eating easier for those with Parkinson’s disease Thursday, February 18, 2016

Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors 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.

WKBW: Skating event held for people with Parkinson's Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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.

Tampa Bay Times: Whether it's cycling or boxing, vigorous exercise can ease Parkinson's symptoms Thursday, February 4, 2016

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.

Neurology Now: Powering Forward Monday, February 1, 2016

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.

NAHC: Your Parkinson’s Patient: Understanding Onset of Psychosis Friday, January 8, 2016

Tremors, rigidity In Parkinson’s, stiffness of the arms or legs beyond what would result from normal aging or arthritis.

Miami Herald: Review: Parkinson’s book would benefit from more research Monday, January 4, 2016

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.

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