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NPR Talks About Parkinson Disease

On October 24, the Diane Rehm Show on NPR talked about the latest research and treatment options for Parkinson Disease. See the article and listen by linking to the NPR webpage and clicking “listen” in the top left . About the Show Every year, 60,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  The devastating […]

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Fashion Show 2013

The 18th Annual APDA Auction, Luncheon & Fashion Show was held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet.  The event raised over $80,000 to support research and patient services & programs for those with Parkinson Disease.  We want to thank all of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and models for helping to make […]

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World Parkinson Congress 2013

Video Competition Winner! We are very proud and happy to announce the winner of the WPC 2013 Video Competition and People’s Choice Award winner was one and the same, Andy McDowell from New Zealand with his video Smaller: A Poem About Parkinson’s! Click the link below to watch this touching and amazing film that not […]

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APDA on TV for Michael J. Fox

Over 200 people asked questions about Parkinson Disease as part of a phone bank and webchat staffed by the St. Louis APDA, doctors, nurses and care partners on Channel 5 News September 26, 2013.  This push for Parkinson Disease awareness occurred in conjunction with the Premiere of the Michael J. Fox Show on NBC.  The show […]

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Care to Tango? Parkinson’s and Dance

A new article has been put out on the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson Disease.  “Within the context of the dance, people with Parkinson’s get to practice again and again things they have trouble with, without realizing they’re actually practicing,” says Gammon Earhart, who has seniors dancing for fun, exercise and intriguing improvements in their […]

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The Link Between Smell Loss and Parkinson’s Disease

As you may know, the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is a study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to identify one or more biomarkers, or indicators, of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Understanding risk factors of PD, such as smell loss, could help to identify therapies that may prevent the onset of motor symptoms in […]

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Beyond Dopamine – Dr. Joseph Friedman

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Wiens Family Shows Bravery in the Face of Parkinson Disease

By Kay Quinn Healthbeat Reporter ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Parkinson disease affects a million Americans. Actor Michael J. Fox has it, and St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck was diagnosed before his death in 2002. Now, you can help support those with Parkinson by playing in a golf tournament to raise money for research and support […]

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WIBH Radio Interview

Our April 12th Morning Magazine was with Debbie Guyer of the Greater St. Louis Parkinson Disease Association. Read Full Story

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Parkinson’s Disease Won’t Stop Granite City Man

April 14, 2013 12:15 am • Jim Merkel jmerkel@yourjournal.com It’s 4 a.m., but Mark Whitehead is wide awake, playing Sweet Judy Blue Eyes on his guitar in his basement studio. When he’s done, he might work on his artwork with colored pencils, watercolor or oils; tinker with the recordings he’s made of his music or […]

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