“The doctor says my hearing’s fine, but he wants to check out your mumble.” (New Yorker Cartoon)… Full Story>
Meet Dr. Stephan Grimaldi: an APDA-funded Researcher Working to Use MRI Imaging as a Possible Biomarker for Early Parkinson’s Disease
The American Parkinson Disease Association’s (APDA’s) A Closer Look blog is designed to educate, inform, and inspire you through a variety of topics and insights about Parkinson’s disease (PD). One way the APDA does that is through our Interview with APDA Researchers series within this blog so you can get a closer look at some of the dedicated APDA-funded researchers who are working tirelessly to understand this disease.… Full Story>
Family Caregiver Alliance Webinar, May 31: Trust it or Trash It? Techniques for Evaluating Health News Stories
Too often health and medical news reporting is unreliable, at best – ten years ago one study found nearly 90% of all health news stories contained inaccurate information, and it’s only gotten more difficult since then to sort out the useful information from hype, advertisements, or genuinely fake news. In the effort to make their stories catch readers’ eyes, journalists frequently mistake, exaggerate, or spin reports. Often reporters also miss details that make all the difference when it comes to transforming research findings into useful medical treatment.… Full Story>
APDA Webinar: Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: FAQs About Exercise & Physical Therapy
With special guest Teresa Baker, PT, DPT
Join us May 23 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT for Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: FAQs About Exercise & Physical Therapy. In this new episode, hosted by special guest Teresa Baker, PT, DPT, Clinical Research Physical Therapist, from Boston University and the APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease, we will answer some of the most common questions about physical therapy as a treatment for PD symptoms as well as some of the challenges they most frequently see among their PD patients. Teresa will answer audience questions live during the program.… Full Story>
SUNDAY MORNING – Michael J. Fox on Parkinson’s and how he finds “optimism is sustainable”
……In a revealing interview, the actor Michael J. Fox spoke about his own mortality and the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease for more than 30 years, including his experiences with falling and breaking bones.
The interview, with Jane Pauley of “CBS Sunday Morning,” was to promote his new documentary “Still,” to be released May 12.
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