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Editor’s Note: For more Foundation news, research updates and tips on living well with Parkinson’s, read the Spring/Summer 2017 edition of The Fox Focus, our biannual newsletter. Using the same medicine(s) to treat everyone with a given disease is the mainstay of modern medicine. Nonetheless, this “one-size-fits-all” approach doesn’t always lead to outcomes patients want,...
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UPDATE MAY 25, 2017: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 24, 2017. The CBO is a nonpartisan, federal agency within the U.S. government that provides budget and economic information to Congress. Among other duties, it reviews legislation to understand how policies could impact the...
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In his latest blog post for the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, science journalist and person with Parkinson’s Jon Palfreman introduces us to Personalized Parkinson Project. This Netherlands study aims to understand the variability of this disease to develop and recommend treatments based on an individual’s profile. “My dream is to end up with a decision...
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This summer and fall, four Tour de Fox cycling events will take place across the United States and Canada. Last year’s three-ride Series attracted more than 900 cyclists, galvanized 5,700 donations and raised a whopping $830,000 to help close the gap on a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This year, we’ve added a fourth location...
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Most people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) have experienced problems with sleep. While this is a common symptom, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. There are a wide variety of sleep issues in Parkinson’s and each needs to be addressed in its own specific way. In this podcast, Carlos Singer, MD, professor of neurology...
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This April, we challenged our Team Fox community to help raise the bar in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. With new members joining in from around the globe and old friends returning with tried and true events, over $615,000 was collectively raised during the month of April alone – 100 percent of which will go...
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Cognitive changes — such as those that affect memory, complex thinking or language abilities — are a potential and important non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD). They can arise at any time during the course of disease and vary in severity. They may be subtle changes detectable only in formal testing, mild problems that don’t...
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The Lighthouse was the scene for this year’s annual Team Fox MVP Awards Dinner held in New York City on April 28. With members arriving from all over the United States — and a few other countries around the world — the evening was once again an exciting reunion for many and a cherished opportunity...
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Regular exercise is important for anyone and may be especially important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). In this video, I discuss the benefits of physical activity, give tips on starting and maintaining a workout regimen, and cover the latest research on exercise’s effect on PD. Having a hard time getting motivated to exercise and...
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On May 23, the president released his full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, outlining his administration’s preferred funding levels for the coming federal fiscal year. (The FY runs from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.) President Trump had released a shorter FY 2018 budget proposal in March and the plan announced on May...
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