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17th Annual APDA Fashion Show

Mark your calendar! October 8, 2012: The 17th Annual APDA Fashion Show “Sweet Success” We’re excited to bring you a delightful afternoon of fashion, delicious food and a silent auction filled with goodies and one-of-a-kind items. Proceeds from this event will be used exclusively for funding research conducted at the local Center for Advanced Parkinson […]

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Parkinson’s & Dance: An Unusual Partnership Unites

By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer December 7, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — The two things that have brought Michael and Roslyn Lieb closer together couldn’t be more different: Parkinson’s disease and dance, one slowly taking away, the other giving back in ways they never imagined. After tremors in his right arm and leg 11 years […]

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What Parkinson’s Teaches Us About the Brain

By Gretchen Reynolds October 12, 2011 Scientific discoveries can be serendipitous, and so it was when Jay L. Alberts, then a Parkinson’s disease researcher at Emory University in Atlanta, mounted a tandem bike with Cathy Frazier, a Parkinson’s patient. The two were riding the 2003 RAGBRAI bicycle tour across Iowa, hoping to raise awareness of […]

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Dad Refuses To Pass Down Inheritance Of Illness

By Jesse Hardman June 18, 2011 There are three black and white photographs of my dad that tell the story of the last few years. My brother, Andy, took them, and they are both beautiful and brutal. The first one is of my dad on an August day in 2008. He’s standing in a lake […]

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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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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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