PAN: Policy, Advocacy, News - Week of 6/24/2013

Latest from PAN

PAN staff meet with Congressional "freshmen" on Parkinson's Community
Throughout the month of June, PAN staff have visited the Capitol Hill offices of many of the new members of the 113th Congress, educating Members and staff about the Parkinson’s community.  Learn More.

NINDS Director, Dr. Story Landis, discusses the BRAIN Initiative on Comcast Newsmakers
On this edition of Comcast Newsmakers, Kellye Lynn sits down with Dr. Story Landis, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), to discuss the recently announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.  Learn more and watch the interview.


Stay Engaged

Take Action With PAN!
Encourage your Members of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease and increase political leadership for the Parkinson’s community on Capitol Hill.
Contact your Representative, and ask him or her to support the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2013 (H.R. 2001), a critical step forward in breaking down barriers to telemedicine for everyone.


In The News

The Man With A 'Battery Operated Brain' - NPR
Andrew Johnson, a 39 year-old man with early onset Parkinson’s, calls himself the "human with the battery operated brain" because he does, in fact, have electrodes in his head, put there by his doctors. More…

PARK making life easier for Parkinson's patients -
The Parkinson’s Activity and Rehabilitation Klinic (PARK) in Delphos is making a difference for local Parkinson’s patients. More…

Parkinson's Disease Cure May Lie in Unraveling Secrets of the Brain - Guardian Express
Cures for Parkinson's disease and other ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, and epilepsy may lie in unraveling the secrets of the brain, according to scientists. More…

Pedaling with Parkinson's -
Studies have shown that spinning or cycling at 80 to 90 RPMs for an hour, three times a week, can reduce Parkinson's Disease symptoms by 30 percent. More…

Medication Alone Insufficient in Treating Depression in Parkinson's Disease - Sacramento Bee
New findings from the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Parkinson's Outcomes Project show that antidepressants alone do not improve depression in Parkinson's disease. More…