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CDC Selects Parkinson’s as One of the First Diseases Included in New Database

Throughout the year, you’ve heard the Foundation talk about a new database at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect vital demographic information on people living with neurological diseases. Earlier this fall, Congress gave the CDC funds to implement this database, called the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS). The CDC recently announced that Parkinson’s is one of two diseases that…

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Become a Parkinson’s Care Advocate: Join Our Aware in Care Ambassador Pilot Program

When hospitalized, three out of every four people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) do not receive their medications on time. Most develop serious complications as a result. In 2011, the Parkinson’s Foundation launched Aware in Care to help people with Parkinson’s get the best care possible during a hospital stay, and it worked. Surprisingly, 70% of hospital staff are still unaware of…

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Notes from the CEO: Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

John Lehr, Parkinson’s Foundation CEO, shares the exciting news that the Parkinson’s Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and why this motivates us to continue making life better for people with Parkinson’s. “It means that we exceed industry standards through exceptional performance and accountability,” John said. ​ Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation 4-Star Charity Navigator rating now.…

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What’s Hot in PD? Should I Get an Appendectomy to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine, Bryan Killinger, PhD, and colleagues examined the question, “Will removing my appendix impact my risk of later developing Parkinson’s disease (PD)?” Interestingly, several recent studies have attempted to answer this question. With the emerging evidence supporting that a gut-brain connection and interaction may play a potential role in Parkinson’s, this subject is…

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Realizing the potential of gene therapy for neurological disorders

Promising findings from preclinical animal studies show the potential of gene therapy for treating incurable neurological disorders. Scientists have successfully used gene therapy to slow the progression and improve symptoms of disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. from Parkinson’s News — ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2SMiCUN