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Dog’s May Be Able to Sniff Out Parkinson’s Early On.
July 9, 2017
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Tired?  Creighton Study Explores Fatigue and Parkinson’s.
Spring 2017
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Local UNMC Researchers Give Hope to People Everywhere!
March 23, 2017
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What does the 21st Century Cures Act mean for Parkinson’s Disease Research?
December 13, 2016
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A Possible Link Between Gut Microbes and Parkinson’s
December 2, 2016
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FDA approves first drug to treat hallucinations and delusions in patients with Parkinson’s
April 29, 2016
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Iowa State Research May Stop Parkinson’s In Its Tracks

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How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

January 18, 2019

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323997.php?fbclid=IwAR0omh0AqmTjFWVMoLJSYQp9q64w9dT8brIfm3IDnMY4hC96QLCjY0imBwU


Woman confronts Parkinson’s disease with jabs and upper-cuts

January 10, 2019

“I find it exhilarating. I love boxing, and I never thought I would love it as much as I do. By the time I leave I feel much more energized and much more limber,” said the 52-year-old, who said she sees Parkinson’s much different than she did when she was first diagnosed.

https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/health/noncontact-boxing-is-a-game-changer-for-lincoln-man-with/article_bfff439a-70b9-11e6-88a1-67355877a972.html

Now What? Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

December 28, 2018

Two of Parkinson’s Nebraska board members, Michelle Faulkner and Dan Lombardo, serve on the Panel of Experts for the NET series Now What? Understanding Parkinson’s Disease. The panel discusses what Parkinson’s Disease is, the signs and symptoms, treatments, and research on the horizon.

http://netnebraska.org/basic-page/television/now-what-understanding-parkinsons-disease

Lincoln artist continues sketching with Parkinson’s disease

December 19, 2018

Bob Sharp was diagnosed with Parkinson’s nearly 20 years ago, but it hasn’t stopped him from his passion of drawing. He continues to sketch at Orchard Park Assisted Living in Lincoln, NE.

https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/health/lincoln-artist-continues-sketching-with-parkinson-s-disease/article_b4cfcae5-5a7b-5b79-b289-aa8ef9783b24.html

Lincoln Resident Fights Parkinson’s with Rock Steady Boxing

September 5, 2016

Diagnosed almost two years ago, Coffey refuses to be bullied by the progressive neurological disorder. He takes medication three times a day to control his symptoms, mainly left-hand tremors and a “slap” to his walk. But that’s not the only way he is going toe-to-toe with the disease.

https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/health/noncontact-boxing-is-a-game-changer-for-lincoln-man-with/article_bfff439a-70b9-11e6-88a1-67355877a972.html

All About Parkinson’s Nebraska on KFAB podcast

August 30, 2016

Parkinson’s Nebraska chairman, Ted Wuebben, talks about our mission.

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Cholesterol Medication Simvastatin Tested As Potential Treatment For Parkinson’s Disease In Clinical Trial

January 10, 2016

The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are currently carrying out a clinical trial in which they’re using the treatment on 198 Parkinson’s disease patients who aren’t currently taking statins.

https://www.medicaldaily.com/cholesterol-medication-simvastatin-tested-potential-treatment-parkinsons-disease-new-369008

High Levels of Urate in Blood Associated with Lower Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

December 28, 2015

Men who have high levels of urate, also known as uric acid, in their blood may be less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160113172345.htm