LSVT BIG® and How you Can Benefit From It

By Dr. Samantha Peters, PT, DPT, ATC LSVT stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. It was at the Lee Silverman Center for Parkinson’s Disease in Scottsdale AZ in 1987 that the speech therapy LSVT LOUD® program was first invented. LSVT LOUD® has been extensively studied and has tons of research to support its effectiveness on patients with … [Read more...]

Bowel Training for Constipation Relief

If you’re having trouble with your bowels and are plagued by constipation, a bowel training program can help. Bowel problems may be a digestive health issue you want to keep to yourself, and you may try to deal with any discomfort or embarrassment on your own. But a more effective way to find relief from constipation is by seeing your doctor for … [Read more...]

Trump Calls for Massive Cut in Medicaid

New budget proposal also would slash health research funding by: David Frank, AARP, May 23, 2017 PRO Publisher’s Note: With the cost of caring for an advanced stage person with Parkinson’s at an average of $8,515 per month or $102,180 per year, the following article may bring concern to you. Very often persons with Parkinson’s and their … [Read more...]

Heartburn and Acid Reflux

In the November 2015 Newsworthy Notes, we published an article “Is it Gerd or is it Thrush?” Many people with Parkinson’s, after taking medications for a long period of time, experience one or both of these. To help anyone with either of these challenges, we give to you a rendition of Gerd by Dr. Mercola: SAFE AND EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES … [Read more...]

The Assistance Fund Inc.

  The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses. We manage more than 30 funds – each of which covers the FDA-approved … [Read more...]