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Tiny cellular bubbles enable delivery of Parkinson's drugs straight to the brain

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Cellular bubbles (exosomes) that are extracted from human immune cells could deliver catalase (an enzyme that proves to be an effective treatment) to pass through brain’s defense and therefore to optimize the effectiveness of the enzyme.

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Running for life: a battle with Parkinson's disease

Friday May 01, 2015

Michael Westphal was diagnosed with Parkinson's almost nine years ago and looks to run his first marathon in 23 years.

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Tuesday May 05, 2015

Hal Newsom, author of HOPE and founding Board member of Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, will share his thoughts occasionally with you. Here’s his first blog.

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Finding Time for Caregiver Care

Tuesday April 28, 2015

When taking care of your loved one is a full time job, how do you take care of the caregiver?

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Lunchtime LaboratoryMore Videos

Presenter: Jennifer Sheridan Palute

Logo - Webinar ProgramNWPF & PRO present the June installment of the Lunchtime Laboratory Webinar Series.


This Lunchtime Laboratory webinar brings a special update for the Parkinson's community from the Parkinson's Action Network.

We all know that data on Parkinson's disease is sparse at best, but do you know why? During this special presentation, learn the history of data gathering for Parkinson's, current estimates of Parkinson's numbers and why it's so important to have better numbers for research purposes. You'll also find out about a bill going through Congress and what you can do to help it pass.

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Jennifer Sheridan Palute
Director of Policy, Parkinson's Action Network

Jennier is responsible for developing and advancing policy issues important to the Parkinson's community and oversees the Parkinson's Action Network (PAN)'s government relations team. Jennifer joined PAN in July 2012 as the director of policy development. Most recently, she was the associate director, federal affairs at the Alzheimer's Association, where she represented the federal policy priorities of the organization before Congress, federal agencies and community stakeholders. Previously, Jennifer worked at PAN for four years as the senior government relations manager. Jennifer received a bachelor's degree in policial science from James Madison University and a master's of public policy degree from George Mason University. 

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The Parkinson's PostMore Issues

Parkinson's Post, Winter 2015

In this issue:

  • Parkinson's in Seattle: Gloria's Story
  • The ED Corner
  • World Parkinson Congree
  • Artwork of Julio Angulo
  • Save the Date for HOPE™ Conference 2015
  • The Face of PD
  • The Tremolos & Music Works Northwest
  • Tribute Gifts
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Tim Hague's Blog

Thoughts about Parkinson's from "Amazing Race Canda" winner, Tim Hague, Sr. Hague 0154 

Examples of living your best
I want to highlight some of the things being done by individuals all over North America in an attempt to lighten the burden of Parkinson's. These are just a few of the individuals in the world who are striving to help those of us with Parkinson's 'Live Your Best'. Read More

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