Latest Davis Phinney Foundation Stories

2011-06-01 09:00:00

-- The Foundation Invites All People Affected by Parkinson's Disease to Take the Challenge -- BOULDER, Colo., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Davis Phinney Foundation (www.davisphinneyfoundation.org) announced that more than 15 U.S. Parkinson's disease support groups have joined the many people affected by Parkinson's disease who are taking the "Living Well Challenge." The challenge begins by participating in the foundation's complimentary new webinar focused on what people...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

-- Davis Phinney Foundation Enhances Upcoming Book Launch with Discussion Guide for Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease -- BOULDER, Colo., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Davis Phinney Foundation (www.davisphinneyfoundation.org) is pleased to announce a valuable new resource for the Parkinson's community with the upcoming launch of cycling legend Davis Phinney's new memoir -- The Happiness of Pursuit: A Father's Courage, A Son's Love, and Life's Steepest Climb. Prior to Davis's...

2010-10-19 09:00:00

Leading Experts Address Questions about Exercise, Empower People to Bridge Communication Gaps with Care Providers BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Davis Phinney Foundation (http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org), a non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide information and tools that help people to live well with Parkinson's disease, today announced the availability of a new exercise DVD: "Exercise and Parkinson's: Questions and Answers from the Experts." This...

2010-02-11 08:00:00

-- Leading Movement Disorder Experts and Davis Phinney Join More than 50 Contributors to Offer Innovative Resource for all Ages and Stages of the Disease -- BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the more than 1.5 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease, the importance of medication is well understood, but discussion is far less frequent on key topics that impact the quality of daily living with Parkinson's, such as exercise, nutrition, cognitive changes and...

2009-08-18 08:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Davis Phinney Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) today, announced that it has awarded four Parkinson's disease research centers with support to conduct a landmark study on the long-term changes in quality of life and mobility that occur in people with PD. The results of this research will help to advance the understanding of how interventions, such as exercise,...

2009-04-09 16:49:00

Olympic Cyclist Davis Phinney, Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease at A Young Age, Tells His Story about Battling The Disease MINNEAPOLIS, April 09 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced it has joined forces with the Davis Phinney Foundation to raise awareness among individuals with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers about how to improve their lives today. Together, through educational programs focused on daily victories over Parkinson's disease, they aim to...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'