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March 25, 2020

by Giselle Tamula

Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease poses its own challenges, but managing your disease while worrying about the current pandemic can be even more stressful. Here are some basic questions answered, about navigating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with Parkinson’s Disease. The last few weeks have been challenging...

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February 6, 2020

by Melita Petrossian

In pre-clinical studies the relation of insulin resistance to the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease has been examined. Here we discuss the potential neuroprotective effects of diabetes medications with Parkinson’s disease. Links Between Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and Parkinson’s Disease Insulin resistance (measured by elevated insulin...

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January 6, 2020

by Verna Porter

Dr. Verna R. Porter, MD, neurologist and director of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and neurocognitive disorders at Pacific Neuroscience Institute provides insightful information for those caring for loved ones with dementia and delusions. Read this Healthline news article about a new drug found to help reduce...

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June 2, 2019

by Melita Petrossian

Patients with Parkinson’s disease, a brain condition that affects movement and balance and can cause tremor, often have the same worry: Is my mind going to be affected? Find out more.

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January 2, 2019

by Daniel F. Kelly

Maintaining brain health is key to living a healthier life. As we age, our brains become subject to risks associated with advancing years, but there are ways people can minimize some of these risks and enhance brain resilience. Read more.

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July 10, 2018

by Zara Jethani

Imagine using electricity to non-invasively treat and cure brain cancer. Or stroke. Or Parkinson’s. Or an aneurysm. Or Alzheimer’s, depression, concussion. Dr. Santosh Kesari is a physician scientist who sees the possibilities in the world of alternating electric field therapy.

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April 2, 2018

by Melita Petrossian

Advances in management of motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) have been seen in recent years
 in both medical management and surgical management. However, both PD patients and their physicians may not be familiar with the increasing options and so may not be taking advantage of available treatments.

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September 12, 2017

by Zara Jethani

The movement disorders program at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is expanding, offering patients a full range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive services, including a new Parkinson’s disease patient support group and access to evidence-based physical therapy.

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June 8, 2017

by Melita Petrossian

Scientific studies have shown again, and again that exercise and physical activity can have dramatic impacts on the outcome and well-being in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The benefits of exercise are so widespread, as listed below, that exercise should be thought of as medicine. Read more.

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April 13, 2017

by Melita Petrossian

This 3-part blog series looks at Parkinson's disease and the gut. Explore the gut-brain connection and the role of human microbiome in health and disease.

Last updated: April 2nd, 2020

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