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Your Parkinson's News Update for the Week of 7.15.19

Monday July 15, 2019
Getting Ready for NW Parkinson's Day Spokane!
NW Parkinson's Foundation
NW Parkinson's Day Spokane is around the corner! Ahead of September 7, check in with Halle Goodwin, Regional Director, and Rachel Valdez, community member. In this video, learn about the activities of NW Parkinson's Day, the location, how to build a team, and more. 
Antioxidant Precursor Molecule Could Improve Parkinson’s
According to a study in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a naturally occurring molecule that replenishes one of the body’s antioxidants and now shows potential benefit as part of a standard course of treatment for those with Parkinson's. The participants' dopamine levels showed improvements, as well as their mental and physical abilities.
ESPN founder Rasmussen: I have Parkinson's
Bill Rasmussen, who founded ESPN in 1979, announced Monday he is living with Parkinson's. Rasmussen, 86, said he was diagnosed with the Parkinson's in 2014, but is sharing his diagnosis now, hoping to help others impacted by it.
Sherri Woodbridge & Dr. Seuss:
Do You Know How Lucky You Are?
Parkinson's News Today
"Most people would agree that having been handed a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is anything but lucky. In fact, it can be downright scary. Even so, there are things to be thankful for. Things that cause you to pause and say, 'I am so lucky' or 'I am so blessed.' Things that take your mind off the unknown. Things that give you hope."