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In Memory of Edythe Kay Marsa

The Parkinson’s Foundation mourns the loss of emeritus board member, Edythe (Edy) Kay Marsa. From 1993 to 2014, she was a member of the Foundation’s board of directors and served on several committees. Edy is survived by her husband William Marsa, who founded the Herbert Kay Parkinson Chapter in honor of her first husband who passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. The chapter is located in Aventura and sponsors exercise classes at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center. The Foundation is grateful for Edy’s longtime commitment to the organization and her contributions to make life better for people with Parkinson’s and their families.

 

 

Monday, March 12, 2018
Parkinson’s Foundation Announces First Aware in Care Ambassadors
Monday, February 25, 2019

NEW YORK & MIAMI — February 25, 2019 — The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the first members of its Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program, a volunteer group organized to help distribute Aware in Care kits that serve to bolster best practices in treating patients with Parkinson’s disease to both patients and healthcare providers.

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training in Iowa City
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Partnership with the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Breaking News: Boston Scientific: Boston Scientific Launches Vercise™ Primary Cell And Vercise Gevia™ Deep Brain Stimulation Systems With Directional Leads
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Parkinson's Foundation cited in Boston Scientific Press Release: MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 24, 2019  -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has launched the Vercise™Primary Cell (PC) and Vercise Gevia™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Systems featuring the Vercise Cartesia™ Directional Lead. The new systems, which were recently approved by the U.S.

Parkinson's Foundation Announces State Level Prevalence Medicare Costs of Parkinson's Disease - Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Associated with Greater Spending
Thursday, January 24, 2019


NEW YORK & MIAMI, January 24, 2019—A Parkinson’s Foundation study recently published in the scientific journal, npj Parkinson’s Disease, found that a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) was associated with greater healthcare use and spending.

Breaking News: FDA Approves Treatment for “Off” Periods in Parkinson’s
Thursday, December 27, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INBRIJA™, a levodopa inhalation powder developed by Acorda Therapeutics, as a treatment for “off” periods in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who are treated with carbidopa/levodopa.

Quick Facts about INBRIJA™:

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Its First-Ever Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease Conference
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

NEW YORK AND MIAMI— December 4, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its first-ever conference focused on medical marijuana and Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Denver, CO, March 6-7, 2019.

Parkinson's Foundation Hosts National Forum for Women Living with Parkinson's Disease
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

MIAMI & NEW YORK — NOVEMBER 7, 2018 —The Parkinson’s Foundation hosted the first national forum for women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) on October 19 at Baylor College of Medicine, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, in Houston, TX.

Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Expansion of Community Grants Program to Address Unmet Community Needs
Thursday, November 1, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — November 1, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants.

Parkinson’s Foundation Hosts Free Bilingual Caregiver Summit
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MIAMI AND NEW YORK—October 30, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation will host a Caregiver Summit – “Cumbre Para Cuidadores” – geared specifically toward caregivers of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Parkinson’s Foundation Adds James Monhart to its Board of Directors
Monday, October 29, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI, October 29, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the election of James F.T. Monhart to its board of directors.

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