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One million

people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s


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Ten million

people worldwide are living with Parkinson's

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Parkinson’s Foundation launches Reach Further campaign today

Parkinson’s News Today
September 19, 2023

The Parkinson’s Foundation has launched a day of giving to encourage Parkinson’s disease awareness and raise funds to accelerate research and improve care. Lasting 24 hours, the effort will support the Foundation’s Reach Further campaign, which aims to raise $30 million over four years.

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New blood test could help diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier

Medical News Today
August 30, 2023

The identification of a genetic biomarker for Parkinson’s raises the possibility that a blood test could be developed to identify the disease before symptoms appear. In a new study published by Duke University, researchers used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to detect mitochondrial DNA damage in blood cells typically associated with PD. Michael S. Okun, MD, national medical advisor to the Parkinson’s Foundation, provides commentary.

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Safety Considerations for Parkinson’s Disease

August 25, 2023
If you have Parkinson’s disease, there are steps you can take to improve your health and safety. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, people with PD who begin exercising at a minimum of 2.5 hours per week after their diagnosis had a slower decline in their quality of life. The Foundation recommends seeing a physical therapist for evaluation and recommendations before getting started.

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