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2011-05-28 00:00:50

Delay The Disease Functional Fitness exercise plan shows people with Parkinson's how to conquer everyday challenges of living with the disease. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 For most of us, being able to pass through an open doorway or walk in a crowd is something we take for granted. However, for people with Parkinson's disease, being able to perform seemingly simple activities of daily living (ADL's) such as these can be a daunting challenge. On their new exercise DVD, Delay The...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

--Out of the Park for Parkinson's Campaign Launches its Second Season-- CHICAGO and MIAMI, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gordon Beckham, second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, is making a donation to the National Parkinson Foundation for every home run that he hits during the 2011 season and he is asking his fans to join him. Out of the Park for Parkinson's is an awareness campaign he launched in 2010, in partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation, to help end...

2011-04-29 13:00:00

LOS ANGELES and MIAMI, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ball Up, LLC has joined forces with the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) to launch Ball Up for Parkinson's, an initiative to help raise awareness of Parkinson's disease (PD). The effort includes PSAs featuring the Ball Up All-Stars, an informational website and an all-star celebrity streetball game. The first set of PSAs will premiere Sunday, May 1, during Game 3 of the Ball Up 2011 Season, which is currently airing on...

2011-04-28 07:00:00

Largest grassroots fundraiser in the U.S. for Parkinson's disease research NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of participants came out to the 17th Parkinson's Unity Walk on Saturday, April 16, in New York City's Central Park to help raise funds and awareness for Parkinson's disease (PD) research, exuding commitment, support and high energy, in spite of an unseasonably cold spring day. This year's Unity Walk included teams from around the globe and comprised the...

2011-03-31 07:00:00

Largest single-day grassroots event to raise awareness and funds for the Parkinson's community KINGSTON, N.J., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Parkinson Alliance announced today that the 2011 Parkinson's Unity Walk will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in New York City's Central Park. The Parkinson's Unity Walk, under the umbrella of The Parkinson Alliance, is the largest grassroots awareness and fundraising event for the Parkinson's disease (PD) community, attracting...

2011-01-07 18:40:55

New findings could lead to new treatments for the 95 percent of Parkinson's cases with no known cause Just 5 percent of Parkinson's disease cases can be explained by genetic mutation, while the rest have no known cause. But a new discovery by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center may begin to explain why the vast majority of Parkinson's patients develop the progressive neurodegenerative disease. This week in The Journal of Neuroscience, the researchers demystified a...

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2010-12-03 07:35:00

Could a video game system benefit those who suffer from Parkinson's disease? That's exactly what researchers at one university in Northern Ireland are attempting to find out. Dr. Cathy Craig of the Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology will conduct the study, which will gauge whether or not playing on the Nintendo Wii gaming system can help those afflicted with the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. Craig's study, which is being made possible by a nearly $55,000...

2010-11-18 11:15:00

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 2entertain has announced the release of The Michael Parkinson Collection. The DVD will feature Parkinson's personal choice of the best moments from over 2000 interviews from the entire back catalogue of Parkinson. With a career spanning over 40 years, Michael Parkinson is the most successful and recognised interviewer in the country and one of the nation's favourite television personalities. For the first time ever BBC DVD offers The Michael Parkinson...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.