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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. Sue Lifschiz of Santa Rosa, California was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2002 at age 65. While her uncle also had the disease, it wasn’t until one...
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) joins the Parkinson’s community worldwide in mourning the untimely loss of an active leader and a good friend, Tom Isaacs, president of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, which he co-founded in 2005. Tom passed away unexpectedly on May 31 at age 49. “Tom’s passion, determination and hard work on behalf...
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Although Congress has recently proposed changes to our health care system, the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) is still law. Health care debate is ongoing, but ACA provisions will continue to be implemented until a new bill is signed into law. Of importance to the Parkinson’s community is a section...
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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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The decision to share a Parkinson’s diagnosis at work is personal. Many individual factors contribute to if or when you’re ready to disclose this information. And once the conversation begins, recurring discussions may be necessary as symptoms change or the disease progresses. In collaboration with Marti Fischer, a career and professional development consultant, we have...
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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. Parkinson’s disease (PD) research stands at a critical juncture. The state of the science continues to advance, demonstrating growing promise for the millions worldwide living with the disease....
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The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders, which took place in Vienna, Austria in March 2017, brought together medical and scientific professionals from around the world to share insights and developments in neurodegenerative disease research. The conference featured a Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposium, Beyond the Basal Ganglia: Alpha-Synuclein Pathology...
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Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms and progression vary widely from patient to patient. Because of these diverse experiences, it’s difficult for researchers to capture a truly accurate picture of what it’s like to live with PD. Wearable technology — including smartphones and smartwatches — presents a promising new approach that holds the potential to revolutionize how...
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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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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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