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Medications to Avoid or Use with Caution

By Johanna Hartlein APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner We receive many calls at our clinic inquiring if certain medications are all right to take for people with PD, especially when about to undergo surgical procedures. For that reason, we thought it would be a good idea to give people with PD a list of medicines that […]

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Medication Side Effects – Cause For Concern

By Morvarid Karimi, MD Washington University School of Medicine, Movement Disorders Section “My mother was doing fine and underwent a simple elective surgery but came back as stiff as a board and could never walk again.” This is not a rare report and can be blamed on a single dose of a medication that should […]

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Michael J. Fox Talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta About Parkinson’s Disease

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will interview actor and advocate Michael J. Fox about his experience with Parkinson’s disease and his foundation’s decision to fund a five-year, landmark study to identify biomarkers of the disease’s progression.

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New Missouri Support Group!

The American Parkinson Disease Association St. Louis Chapter is thrilled to announce the formation of a very special new support group, For Caregivers Only, which will be facilitated by Dr. Dee Jay Hubbard. Dr. Hubbard brings a unique perspective to working with caregivers and families of individuals with neurological impairments in that he has extensive […]

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Wanted: Patients For New Exercise Class

A new free exercise class for PwP is taking place at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL) every Thursday, 12:00 to 1:00 pm, led by Janelle Davis, DPT. Call the APDA Information & Referral Center (314-362-3299) to register for this weekly class. Classes meet in the third floor gym at 4455 Duncan Ave., in […]

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September 27, 2010 – Parkinson’s Disease

A discussion about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease as well as services in the region for patients and their families. Windows Media (56 kbps) MP3 (56 kbps) Guests Joel Perlmutter, M.D. Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Physical Therapy; Director, American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Research Center Washington University School of Medicine […]

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November 03, 2008 – Parkinson’s Disease

A discussion about advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease as well as services in the region for patients and their families. Windows Media (56 kbps) MP3 (56 kbps) Guests Joel Perlmutter, M.D. Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Physical Therapy; Director, American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Research Center Washington University School of Medicine […]

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New Satellite Center!

Yes, we are open for business! If you haven’t stopped by to visit the Parkinson Resource Center located at 1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 168, in Chesterfield, you must put it on your “to do” list. We are off of the Chesterfield Parkway, in an office building which is located just behind the PF Chang’s parking […]

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Insurance Matters

Health Care Gets More Affordable for More Missourians on Fixed Incomes November 10, 2009 Health care just got more affordable for more Missourians on fixed incomes. About 43,000 older and disabled Missourians are eligible for financial help with prescription drugs. Participants must enroll in Medicare Part D, the national prescription drug insurance program, between Nov. […]

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