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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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Health Day: Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A new study suggests that higher doses or taking PD drugs for long periods of time are associated with a greater risk of developing impulse-control problems. The drugs pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip) appeared to carry the highest risk. Dr. Michael Okun, Parkinson’s Foundation national medical director is quoted. 

Parkinson’s News Today: Parkinson’s Foundation Recruits 5 New Members to Its Advisory Council Monday, June 18, 2018

The Parkinson’s Foundation announced five new members to its People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council (PPAC). A total of 15 PPAC members guide the Foundation’s priorities.

Daemen: Inglis Chosen for Prestigious Parkinson’s Faculty Program Monday, June 18, 2018

Dr. Lisa Inglis, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at Daemen College, has been accepted into the distinguished Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program.

Health U.S. News: Diabetes Linked to Risk for Parkinson's Disease Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Men and women with type 2 diabetes may face a significantly higher risk of developing Parkinson's later in life, new research suggests. Michael S. Okun, MD, Parkinson's Foundation medical director is quoted.

Minot Daily News: Duncan Accepted Into Faculty Program At Parkinson’s Foundation Thursday, June 7, 2018

Renee Duncan, Minot State University nursing instructor, has been accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program. Renee is one of 35 applicants selected into the 40-hour accredited “train the trainer” program.

Sheboygan Press: Sheboygan Man Bikes to Battle Parkinson’s: "I Will Never Surrender" Thursday, June 7, 2018

Joe Leuck’s opponent is Parkinson's. Joe serves as inspiration to others and will be participating in Moving Day Milwaukee. Family and friends have raised almost $6,000 in his name to help the Foundation fight Parkinson’s.

Carteret County News Times: Rock Steady Boxing Takes Fight to Parkinson's Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Sports Center of Morehead City is hosting Rock Steady Boxing classes four times a week for people with PD. The gym is a Parkinson’s Foundation community grant recipient.

NewsOK: Mercy Opens Movement Disorder Center in Oklahoma City After 10 Years Of Planning Tuesday, May 22, 2018

After a decade of planning, Mercy NeuroScience has opened a new movement disorder center. Major donor to the project, Herman Meinders, attributes his knowledge of comprehensive care through his work with the Parkinson's Foundation.

The Balancing Act: Raising Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Parkinson’s patient Mary Padilla shares her experience with the initial symptoms and how the foundation has supported her. Parkinson’s advocate Hunter Reno also joins the show to share the story of how the disease progressed for her aunt, former attorney general Janet Reno.

Northwell: Parkinson's Foundation board member and movement disorders neurologist joins Northwell Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Parkinson’s Foundation board member, Alessandro Di Rocco, MD, has been appointed as Northwell Health’s director of the Movement Disorders Program. He will also serve as professor of neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.


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