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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...

2014-02-26 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...

2014-01-29 12:28:20

Alliance Leverages Independent Nonprofit Strengths to Enrich Programs for Parkinson's Community NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce its support of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO), a consortium recently formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson's and supporting those who live with the disease. AIRPO encourages collaboration, leverages...

2013-11-22 11:22:15

Earlier detection may provide more effective disease management The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now, for the first time, identified a biochemical signal in the blood associated with the faster-progressing form of Parkinson's. Such a biomarker could help doctors predict early on, just...

2013-11-15 23:05:09

On National Philanthropy Day, DonorDrive Social Fundraising Software is honoring Dr. Jason Aldred, Director of the Gundersen Health Systems Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center. http://donordrive.com Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 On National Philanthropy Day, DonorDrive Social Fundraising Software is honoring Dr. Jason Aldred, Director of the Gundersen Health Systems Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center. National Philanthropy Day® honors...

2013-11-07 23:04:00

CarePoint Health hosts Parkinson's Disease Lunch and Learn to educate the community on important symptoms and facts surrounding Parkinson's Disease. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center hosted a Lunch and Learn event for Parkinson's Disease. The guest speaker was Dr. Gregory D. Anselmi, board-certified Neurologist who is a member of staff at CarePoint Health - HUMC. According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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