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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Oct 10, 2017

Generic drugs are a cheaper alternative to brand name drugs. But are they as effective? Once the patent on a branded drug expires, other companies are free to apply for approval of a generic version – a drug that acts in the body largely the same as the branded one. Dr. Rajesh Pahwa of the University of Kansas, a...


Sep 26, 2017

When you have a chronic, progressive condition like Parkinson’s disease, there is always something new to learn. But access to information and resources about Parkinson’s varies for individuals and communities. Dr. Claudia Martinez, the Hispanic outreach coordinator at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at the...


Sep 12, 2017

Unfortunately, many communities do not have access to the most up-to-date information and high-quality resources on Parkinson’s disease, even in the biggest cities. Every community has its own culture and flavor, and community outreach programs must recognize these differences to be successful. To design appropriate...


Aug 29, 2017

A diagnosis of young-onset Parkinson’s disease brings with it special challenges. For example, deciding how and when to disclose the diagnosis at work and to children can be difficult, not to mention coping with a progressive condition and trying to plan for the future. Social worker Elaine Book discusses these...


Aug 16, 2017

Driving is a complex task involving many physical skills and mental processes. Age, along with a chronic or progressive illness like Parkinson’s, affects these critical driving skills, making a driver less safe on the road. But giving up the keys is an emotionally charged issue. Lissa Kapust created DriveWise,...