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What’s Hot in PD? Should I Get an Appendectomy to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease?

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine, Bryan Killinger, PhD, and colleagues examined the question, “Will removing my appendix impact my risk of later developing Parkinson’s disease (PD)?”

Interestingly, several recent studies have attempted to answer this question. With the emerging evidence supporting that a gut-brain connection and interaction may play a potential role in Parkinson’s, this subject is a timely one.

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What's Hot in PD?

We Compiled the Most Popular Parkinson’s Questions and Answers In One Place

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As your Parkinson’s disease (PD) journey evolves, so do your questions about symptoms, treatment options, research and medications. Whether you live with Parkinson’s or care for someone who does, you are not alone in looking for answers to your big PD questions.

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Tips for Daily Living

We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline Questions

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

To offer more support to the nearly one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Parkinson's Foundation has expanded its Helpline hours. You can call with the Helpline with your PD questions at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636), in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline provides guidance on:

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Tips for Daily Living

Tips from the Pros: Maintaining Cognitive Brain Health in Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Maintaining cognitive brain health is a high priority for both people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and family members. Though many living with Parkinson’s will not develop dementia, mild cognitive issues may emerge in 20 to 50 percent.

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What's Hot in PD?

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