Four years after Medicare officials agreed in a landmark court settlement that seniors cannot be denied coverage for physical therapy and other skilled care simply because their condition is not improving, patients are still being turned away.
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Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, a movement disorder specialist and director of Stanford’s Movement Disorders Center, will be talking about her leading edge work on deep brain stimulation surgery at the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Tuesday, February 14th, 6:30-8pm. The meeting is held in the Boardroom at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. This event is free and open to those diagnosed with PD by age 50 or younger, and their family members. An RSVP 24 hours in advance is required to the group leader, Martha Gardner…. Full Story>
Here’s an interesting article in today’s New York Times about the value of exercise for those with Parkinson’s.
It’s widely recognized that falling poses a significant risk for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), but most scientists thought patients tended to fall in later stages of the disease. Researchers in Norway have found that 25 percent of Parkinson’s patients fell in the first year of their diagnosis.