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Michael J. Fox News Feed
April is upon us! That means the start of both Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the Team Fox Million Dollar Month challenge. In much of the country it also means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the opportunity to spend as much time as possible outside. As you start to make summer plans, just remember there’s no better...
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Urinary function is governed by the body’s autonomic nervous system, which regulates automatic body functions such as bowel and bladder control and blood pressure, among others. In Parkinson’s, each of those systems can be thrown off balance, but urinary problems aren’t always recognized by patients or their physicians. In this podcast, Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd,...
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Though associated with only a small percentage of total Parkinson’s cases, mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the greatest known genetic contributor to Parkinson’s disease (PD). Researchers are striving to understand the mechanisms of disease related to this mutation because it is similar to that of sporadic (cause unknown) PD. LRRK2 is present in cells...
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In a viewpoint article in the journal Movement Disorders, Parkinson’s disease (PD) advocate and MJFF Patient Council Member Israel Robledo and Joseph Jankovic, MD outline the potentially harmful implications of unwarranted media hype around Parkinson’s disease research. Citing examples many can relate to — stem cells, medical marijuana and the cancer drug nilotinib — the...
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It’s been quite a few years since I was a neurology resident, or a doctor learning how to manage different neurological conditions, such as stroke, seizure and Parkinson’s disease. Even though a good bit of time separates me from residency, I remember well how I came to the decision to focus my career on movement...
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In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness month, Team Fox is challenging its community of new and returning members to raise more than awareness by collectively fundraising $1 million by the end of the month! With 100 percent of Team Fox proceeds raised going directly to research, join Team Fox in making April a #MillionDollarMonth for Parkinson’s...
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Two years ago, Team Fox member Bill Brown was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the same disease his father lived with. Inspired by his father’s positivity and commitment to staying active throughout the disease, Bill set out to create the ultimate Team Fox fundraising challenge. From February to April 2017, Bill plans to complete four...
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Over 200 individuals took to Capitol Hill last month to advocate in support of our community as part of the 2017 Parkinson’s Policy Forum. People from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for two days of expert discussions on the current state of politics, advocacy best practices and policy issues impacting people with Parkinson’s...
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Just in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April, AARP The Magazine featured Michael J. Fox on the cover of their April/May issue. Michael discussed the range of emotions he has experienced in the 26 years since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the strength and support of his family, internalizing misconceptions of the...
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