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Metabolic Syndrome & Increased Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a group of conditions that occur together that result in insulin resistance and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. According to a new study, MetS may be associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

While MetS can be prevented, controlled, treated and even reversed. It is not always easy to treat, since it is a cluster of five interrelated risk factors:

Category: 
Science News

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

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Raise Awareness

Possible New Key to Parkinson’s Treatment

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

In 10 percent of people with Parkinson's disease (PD), the disease is familial (tied to genetics), while the other 90 percent are nonfamilial. Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of familial PD. In fact, researchers have identified more than 100 LRRK2 gene mutations in families with PD. 

Category: 
Science News

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

Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease: Please Don’t Waste the Golden Year

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

This isn’t a solicitation for a financial donation. But I am going to ask for something valuable that is in short supply and critical to getting an approved therapy to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and move us closer to a cure. It is something you can do to improve the lives of people with PD and take an active role in the Parkinson’s community. Only you have the power to do this. 

Category: 
Raise Awareness

Researchers Want to Know: How Does Parkinson’s Impact Your Finances

Date: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

As members of the Parkinson’s community know well, the disease often comes with increasing costs for patients, their families and care partners. While some of these expenses are tangible, such as insurance co-pays, others are more difficult to quantify, such as taking time off work.

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