Easy Speech Communication Center

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Easy Speech Communication Center is proud to offer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LSVT LOUD® therapy. The LSVT LOUD program is designed to increase vocal quality and volume for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). This treatment program is research based and has been studied for maximal effectiveness for over 20 years. Research has shown … [Read more...]

MARCH PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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By Jo Rosen With the Luck of the Irish upon us, PRO feels super lucky to report its UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE along with 8 other amazing posts featured on the PRO HOMEPAGE. Like the Shooting Star—A falling or shooting star is said to grant the wisher a secret wish—we feel lucky to have your dedication each and every month. YOU give us the … [Read more...]

MARCH UPDATE PARKINSON’S “ROAD TO THE CURE”

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THE SAN DIEGO BIOTECH COMPANY (SDBC) Scientists at RUMC confirmed the drug did bind to primates’ Parkinson’s lesions opening up the door for testing ICBI’s Parkinson’s drug first in primates and then in humans.” Last month while talking to Dr. Ram S. Bhatt, PhD, Chief Scientist and CEO of ICBI he said, “The first, in the next phase of … [Read more...]

HELP REPEAL MEDICARE THERAPY CAPS

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Many with Parkinson’s Disease use physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services to maintain their quality of life and independence. Unfortunately, Medicare limits or “caps” the amount it will pay for these therapy services in a calendar year. The cap on therapy services places an undue burden on many individuals with Parkinson’s and … [Read more...]

PROVOCATIVE

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By Arvind Bhambri, PhD In the dust jacket of the book “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen, a classic book on innovation published by the Harvard Business School Press in 1997, describes it as follows: “Drawing on patterns of innovation in a variety of industries, including computers, retailing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and … [Read more...]

WHAT IS AUTONOMIC NEUROPATHY?

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Website: NLM.nih.gov/medlineplus/  Autonomic Neuropathy is a group of symptoms that occur when there is damage to the nerves that manage every day body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion. Because Autonomic Neuropathy is a group of symptoms, not a specific disease. There are many … [Read more...]

HEALTH BENEFITS OF EPICATECHIN

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If you have Parkinson’s and are looking for treatments beyond the pharmaceutical products you may be taking, you’ve probably heard of neuro-protective therapies. Traditional drug therapy for Parkinson’s is effective in managing symptoms, but the traditional drugs DO NOT prevent, cure, or even slow down progression of the disease. The reason … [Read more...]