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    • A Guide To Parkinson's Clinical Trials Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Without your participation in clinical trials, better treatments for Parkinson's disease and ultimately a cure will never be found. Learn all about the process of becoming involved.
    • Placebo Effect Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A brief definition of the placebo effect.
    • Parkinson's Disease-Related Speech and Language Problems Created: Monday, February 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Learn about the causes of speech problems in Parkinson's disease, and find out what treatments, like Lee Silverman voice treatments, can do to help." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • A Patient's Guide To Parkinson's Diagnosis Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      The diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be a complex process. This group of articles from a physician and patient perspective assists in its understanding.
    • What Causes Impulse Control Disorders and Who Gets Them? Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Find out what causes Parkinson's patients to find trouble controlling impulsive behaviors like gambling, sex, spending, and eating.
    • Dopamine Replacement Therapy in Parkinson's Disease Created: Monday, July 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Since it's development decades ago, levodopa continues to be the gold standard of treatment for Parkinson's disease, improving motor symptoms and functioning.
    • The Pros & Cons of Participating in a Parkinson's Clinical Trial Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Like any decision, whether or not you participate in a Parkinson's clinical trial requires careful consideration of the pros and cons as they relate to a particular study.
    • The Goal in Parkinson's Disease? Quality of Life! Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The goal of treating Parkinson's disease must be quality of life and needs to be the main priority of patients and medical professionals alike.
    • Exercise to Help Your Parkinson's Disease Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Find out how exercise will benefit people with Parkinson's and what you should do." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out how Lee Silverman Voice Treatment can help speech and language problems in Parkinson's disease.
    • Everything You Need To Know About Parkinson's Clinical Trials Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Clinical trials in Parkinson's research are vital and as patients we need to participate. These articles serve to give you a foundation of information you will need.
    • Helpful Guide to the Language of Clinical Trials in Parkinson's Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      When you enter the world of clinical research for Parkinson's or any other condition, it is important to understand the terms that are being used to describe the details of the clinical trial.
    • What is Parkinson's Disease? Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      PD is a brain disorder involving loss of the chemical messenger dopamine. It is a progressive disorder, meaning that it typically gets worse over the years. Dopamine normally controls muscle activi...
    • The Pros and Cons of Participating in a Parkinson's Clinical Trial Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Like any decision, whether or not you participate in a Parkinson's clinical trial requires careful consideration of the pros and cons as they relate to a particular study.
    • Lewy Bodies Created: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A brief definition of Lewy bodies
    • Rigidity Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is Rigidity? Parkinson's Disease.
    • Postural Instability Created: Thursday, April 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      A brief definition of postural instability.
    • Role of Your Neurologist and Members of Your Care Team Created: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Learn the right questions to ask when looking for the best neurologist to work with you." itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Participating in a clinical trial is a much needed action but there are many questions that you may have before joining a study. Here are some common ones.
    • The Parkinson's Drug Development Process Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      The journey of a drug or intervention to help treat Parkinson's disease is a long and complicated one. Learn how a new medication gets to the pharmacy shelf.
    • How To Find Clinical Trials in Parkinson's Disease Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Clinical trial recruitment in Parkinson's research delays the development of new treatments. But there are resources that help patients connect with the right study.
    • Types of Parkinson's Clinical Trials Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      The term "clinical trials" can mean everything from a questionnaire to testing out a new drug for the first time. But all trials need participants.
    • Why Participate in Clinical Trials for Parkinson's? Created: Sunday, June 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      As patients we are key to successful Parkinson's research. Without us better treatments and a cure will not be found - the importance of clinical trials.
    • Is There a Parkinson's Disease Cure? Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Find out what can be done about Parkinson's disease.
    • About Fatigue in Parkinson's Disease Created: Friday, August 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Find out all about fatigue in Parkinson's disease, how it is diagnosed, and what you can do to cope with it." itemprop="description"> Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Learn what age groups can develop Parkinson's disease.
    • Urinary Incontinence in Parkinson's Disease Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      People with Parkinson's disease may have to deal with urinary incontinence. Find out what you can do about urinary incontinence here.
    • Parkinson's Disease and Visual Disturbances Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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    • Weight Loss in Parkinson's Disease Created: Thursday, April 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Find out why some Parkinson's patients find that they lose weight unexpectedly.
    • Why and How Parkinson's Disease Affects Sexual Function Created: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Learn about sexual problems in Parkinson's disease, what causes them, and what can be done." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Find out how and why Parkinson's disease affects your memory and mood." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Factors that indicate a person's risk for Parkinson's disease include age, gender, genetics, exposire to toxins, and other factors. Learn more about the risk factors for Parkinson's disease here."<...

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