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Parkinson's Disease
 
Web Sites:

Healthlink USA healthlinkusa.com/236.html
A large selection of links to help and information about Parkinson's Disease.

The Parkinson's Center of Oregon http://www.ohsu.edu/som-neuro/parkinsons/parkinsons.html
General information on Parkinson's Disease, including symptoms.

On the Internet, many Parkinson's related foundations maintain helpful websites. A good place to get started is at the government's NIH website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/parkinsonsdisease.html, which contains information and links to other sites. The NIH also maintains a site summarizing recent research news on the disease at: http://www.nhgri.nih.gov.

The National Parkinson Foundation: http://www.parkinson.org
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation: http://www.pdf.org
The Parkinson Society of Canada: http://www.parkinson.ca
About.com: http://www.parkinsons.about.com
The Parkinson's Center of Oregon: http://www.ohsu.edu/som-neuro/parkinsons

Published Articles:

"Understanding Parkinson's Disease," by M. Youdim and P. Riederer, in Scientific American, January 1997, pp. 52-59.

"Cognitive deficits in Parkinson's disease," by B. Dubois and B. Pillon, in Journal of Neurology, 1997, vol. 244, pp. 2-8.

By mail or telephone:

The New York City-based Parkinson's Disease Foundation is available to answer questions about the illness and provide referrals to support groups or healthcare providers. Write to: William Black Medical Building, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 710 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032-9982. Tel: 800-457-6676.