treatment & research

Lots of PD & community announcements

Parkinson Social Network & Out & About with Parkinson’s As many of you know, I have been involved with the Fair Oaks support group for over 10 years. Last year I introduced the concept of the Parkinson café, and we now have two – in Fairfax and Ashburn. Recently, with the help of other dedicated […]

FYI for those who take Teva 25/100 carbidopa/levodopa tabs —

Thank you, Angela, for bringing this to our attention! Teva Pharmaceutical Industries just issued a recall of one lot of its generic Parkinson’s disease combination medication, carbidopa/levodopa, over it potentially containing too much of an active pharmaceutical ingredient. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries indicated that the recall, which has been deemed a Class II, involved 3,881 bottles […]

July events, June Speaker summary

Thank you to Lu for writing a summary of the speaker presentation at our June meeting! June Speaker Summary Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lehoist, D.O. Opening comments: • There are a lot of new drugs in the pipeline in the next year or two. • Recommends to see what clinical trials are going on and what’s being developed […]

An Update on Parkinson’s Research and One Man’s Personal Journey with the Disease

Diane Rehm Show, Monday, May 5, 10:00 am WAMU 88.5 Nearly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, a neurological movement disorder. The latest research, prospects for a cure and the personal story of political journalist Michael Kinsley. Guests: Michael Kinsley journalist and political commentator, contributor to “Vanity Fair” magazine Dr. Mark Mapstone neuropsychologist and […]

From the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation: Participate in an exciting, brief research study.

You’re invited to participate in an exciting research study conducted by Find a Cure Panel. Find a Cure Panel specializes in patient research for serious and rare diseases and conditions, including PD. The panel is looking for US patients with Parkinson’s to participate in an anonymous and confidential quantitative research study. To participate, you must […]

Latest research & treatment options for PD, and some exercise ideas!

The Latest Research And Treatment Options For Parkinson’s Disease The Diane Rehm show on NPR discussed Parkinson’s this morning. The guests were: Story Landis director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zoltan Mari Interim Director, the Movement Disorder Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and director, […]