Support Your Favorite Charity Using Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can support your favorite charity while you are shopping on Amazon?  Amazon has created an Amazon Smile Foundation program that will contribute a percentage of your total qualified purchases to your favorite charity at no additional cost to you. To take advantage of this program, just change your URL access from amazon.com to smile.amazon.com.  Then go to your account settings and select your favorite charity.

You can get more information about the Amazon Smile Program at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_dshb_aas_saas

 

Parkinson’s News Today

I’d like to share with you a very informative newsletter called “Parkinson’s News Today.”

Go to: https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/

Parkinson’s News Today newsletter is published by the BioNews Services LLC.  It is a digital news website dedicated to covering the science, research and advocacy news about the disease. It does not provide medical advice. What I like about it, is the focus on the exercise phase as a therapy treatments for the Parkinson’s patients.  It also provides many other good recommendations for the everyday activities. Parkinson’s News Today is a free newsletter. Go to the website and sign up for it.

Intense Exercise Program Might Delay Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

The New York Times published an article from the consortium of researchers from the Northwestern University, the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and other institutions to look at the exercise as a possible treatment for the Parkinson’s patients. It discovered that the intense exercise program using the treadmill may substantially slow down the progression of the Parkinson’s disease.  It also stated that the patients with the early stages of the Parkinson’s might be able to use this exercise program, and delay use of the medication treatments.  Additional studies are planned to confirm these findings.

About Parkinson’s

Referenced information below is from APDA.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive disorder of the central nervous system. It affects how your body moves and can also affect the way you think.  Approximately one million people in the USA have Parkinson’s.
Studies have shown that Parkinson’s patients who exercise regularly can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength, and motor coordination.  It has been shown that the following exercises have proven to be beneficial to the Parkinson’s patients: Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Yoga, Cycling, and Walking.
The American Parkinson’s Disease Association has raised more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs to elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease and ultimately to find a cure for this disease.
Click here to find out about Parkinson’s Foundation in Western Pennsylvania.  Or check in your local area for the local Parkinson’s Foundation.
Also, check out The Michael J. Fox Foundation.  His foundation has raised approximately $700 million for research in finding a cure for Parkinson’s.