Parkinson's Today Blog

What’s Hot: What should I do if there is a Sinemet (Carbidopa/Levodopa) shortage?

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Dr. Michael S. Okun

In this month’s What’s Hot in Parkinson’s disease? column, I review what is becoming a hot topic: a Sinemet shortage. Recently, many people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been informed by their pharmacy that there is a shortage of Sinemet or that their brand of Sinemet has been “discontinued.” What should you do?

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What's Hot in PD?

5 Ways to Summer On

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Summer is traditionally a time filled with friends, good food and new adventures. Living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can interfere with daily life, but it should not stop you from enjoying new things. This summer we want to inspire you to do things that make you feel “on.”

Here are five things people in our community have done to #SummerOn.

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Tips for Daily Living

Gene Mutation That Promotes Protein Aggregation Could Spur Parkinson’s

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Parkinson's Foundation

Over the next three years the Parkinson’s Foundation will invest more than $50 million to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and clinical care. At the heart of our research initiatives are scientists and researchers who have received Foundation awards to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s, which will ultimately lead us to a cure.

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Research Round Up

Keeping the Mind Mentally Active

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Just as exercise keeps your body strong, mental activity keeps the mind sharp and agile. Challenging the brain and continuous learning not only keeps the mind healthy, but they also impact our entire physical well-being. New dendrites (the connections between nerve ells that allow cells to communicate with each other) are produced throughout your entire life. These new connections help you store and retrieve information more easily.

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Tips for Daily Living

Protein May Hold Clues to Development of Parkinson’s

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Over the next three years the Parkinson’s Foundation will invest more than $50 million to Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and clinical care. At the heart of our research initiatives are scientists and researchers who have received Foundation awards to improve our understanding of Parkinson’s, which will ultimately lead us to a cure.

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Research Round Up

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