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2013-10-17 20:25:37

PHOENIX, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix is dramatically expanding its Hispanic outreach with seminars that will be available throughout the United States. Presented online and completely in Spanish, these seminars will also be offered to groups in Mexico and Colombia. "This is an incredible step for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center," says Claudia Martinez, program coordinator for the Ali center's Hispanic Outreach Program. "We are thrilled...

2013-10-02 12:51:46

Results presented at World Parkinson Congress Researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut universitaire de gératrie de Montréal examined brain changes over 20 months in Parkinson's patients with and without mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at the early stages of the disease. Results showed that patients with MCI had significantly more cortical thinning and subcortical atrophy over time compared with patients without MCI, suggesting that early MCI in PD patients may indicate...

2013-09-30 16:23:39

PHOENIX, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions around the nation recently watched the NBC premier of "The Michael J. Fox Show." Leading experts at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix say they are delighted to see national exposure for this often misunderstood disease. The new television series stars Michael J. Fox as a news anchor who returns to work five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which affects as many as 1.5 million Americans. "Our...

2013-09-26 08:27:32

Conference will showcase the latest in Parkinson's disease research MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 3,500 representatives of the international Parkinson's community will attend the World Parkinson Congress (WPC), taking place at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, from October 1 to 4, 2013. This triennial event brings together world renowned neuroscientists, people living with Parkinson's, caregivers, advocates, and medical and healthcare professionals. The conference...

2013-09-19 08:29:47

--First Connect My Page Provides Tailored Information Written by People with Parkinson's-- MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) recently launched First Connect My Page for the newly diagnosed. This tool gives people with Parkinson's the information they need to successfully navigate the unfamiliar and difficult territory of a Parkinson's diagnosis. "People often feel unmoored at sea when they receive a Parkinson's diagnosis. This tool will...

2013-09-10 08:28:57

- Rhythm initiating Phase 2 clinical trial of ghrelin prokinetic RM-131 - BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm announced today that The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has awarded a $1.35 million research grant to Rhythm to help fund a Phase 2 clinical trial of RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist, for the treatment of refractory constipation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study expands the ongoing Phase 2 clinical program...

2013-09-04 12:28:49

Central Jersey residents and businesses unite to support the Parkinson's disease community KINGSTON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 14(th) Carnegie Center 5K and Fun Run (CC5K) will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Princeton's Carnegie Center. In addition to a USATF certified 5K, there will be a one mile fun run and activities for the whole family. Event proceeds will go to Parkinson's research....

2013-07-24 08:28:05

--Parkinson's Central Provides Quick Access to Trusted Information-- MIAMI, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) launched today Parkinson's Central, a free app specifically created for people living with Parkinson's disease and their families. This is the only comprehensive app for people living with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Central app is now available on iPhone and Android smartphones. Research has shown that the way that patients...

2013-07-12 23:21:28

Everything About Parkinson’s Disease created by Lianna Marie is a new book that covers an effective Parkinson’s disease treatment, safe methods, step-by-step techniques, diet plans, natural remedies, and detailed instructions on how to Slow the progression of Parkinson’s. A full Everything About Parkinson’s Disease overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Everything About Parkinson’s Disease created by Lianna Marie...

2013-06-17 08:29:30

ATTEMPTS WORLD SKYDIVING RECORD TO BENEFIT FATHER WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE MINNEAPOLIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin Burkart will attempt a world skydiving record to benefit his father and all those living with Parkinson's on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The event will be held from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Skydive Twin Cities in Baldwin, WI. Burkart launched "100 Perfect Jumps for Parkinson's" in 2008 after his father was diagnosed with Parkinson's, a...