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2014-10-14 08:34:19

Allied Team Training for Parkinson's Disease will be held in San Diego, CA this November MIAMI, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) announced today a collaborative partnership to offer a three-day course to teach team care and increase knowledge of Parkinson's disease (PD). The course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's Disease (ATTP) will...

2014-07-08 08:32:22

MIAMI, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: James F.T. Monhart and Robert M. Melzer. "Both Jim and Bob bring an extraordinary passion for Parkinson's disease, along with tremendous skills and personal networks to help advance the mission," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. "Their combined professional expertise and philanthropic commitment is a...

2014-06-10 08:32:25

MIAMI, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) released an important study stressing the importance of neurologist care at the 18(th) International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Stockholm this week. The key finding is that expert neurologist care not only saves about 4,600 lives, but better access to this care could prevent the deaths of another nearly 7,000 people with Parkinson's disease (PD) each year in the U.S....

2014-05-28 23:11:19

Richard London kicks off campaign with Internet Talk Show about "Living with Parkinson's" Monday Nights at 8:00PM Eastern, as well as speaking engagements, martial arts appearances, books, DVDs and CDs. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 When Richard London was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease he had already defeated cancer and injuries sustained in a life changing automobile accident. A remarkably positive individual, London began his speaking career with the...

2014-05-22 08:31:13

--Research Includes Stem Cells, Imaging and Exercise for Cognition-- MIAMI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it has funded four new grants in Parkinson's disease (PD) research. The four grants target key scientific questions about how Parkinson's develops and how to optimize treatment. "NPF is propelling the most potentially transformative research forward," said Joyce Oberdorf, NPF's President and CEO. "This...

Parkinson's Patients May Retain Independence Using Google Glass
2014-04-09 13:40:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers as Newcastle University in the UK are studying how Google Glass can be used as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson's disease -- the wearable technology might help patients retain their independence. University researchers received five pairs of Google Glass as a donation from Google. The wearables allow researchers to test how people with long-term health conditions can use Glass. The University's Digital...

2014-04-04 08:25:39

ATLANTA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is ready to turn up the volume on Parkinson's awareness in Atlanta. Due to the success of the inaugural Moving Day(®) Atlanta (www.movingdayatlanta.org), a grassroots fundraising and awareness event that takes place in communities across the US, NPF has more than $50,000 to invest locally for educational programs and wellness classes to help...

2014-02-26 08:29:48

MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of a new Chairman of the Board, John W. Kozyak, Esq., and four new members to its Board of Directors: Patricia de Stacy Harrison, Alessandro Di Rocco, M.D., Timothy Martorella and Roberto L. Palenzuela. "NPF is honored to have John Kozyak as our new Chairman of the Board and to welcome its new members. Each one provides diverse perspectives, reflective of our national...

2014-02-12 12:32:15

MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People living with Parkinson's disease today often face challenges when seeking care, including disability, distance from medical centers, and distribution of doctors. In fact, 42 percent of those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and more living with the condition, do not see a neurologist for their care. Now, a national study will attempt to disrupt the status quo and bring expert Parkinson's care directly into patients' homes using...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.