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25 Mar: Cannabis and Parkinson’s: What to Know About Medical Marijuana, CBD, and more

Although there is insufficient evidence that recommends using cannabis to treat Parkinson’s motor symptoms, a growing number of people with Parkinson’s are experimenting with it to help ease their symptoms. Others who have not experimented with cannabis products, such as medical marijuana and CBD, are expressing more interest in the subject. Yet, many people do not fully understand the chemical and biological makeup of cannabis plants, the different types of cannabis products, and what the research says about the effects on Parkinson’s symptoms. In this article, we’ll look at the differences between cannabis, marijuana, hemp, THC, and CBD, as well as what the research tells us about their impacts on Parkinson’s symptoms.
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21 Mar: The Science of Parkinson’s Constipation

Studies show that as many as 80% of people with Parkinson’s experience constipation, and it often appears years before an official Parkinson’s diagnosis. Constipation can be the result of Parkinson’s, or it can be a side effect of medication. Understanding why Parkinson’s can cause constipation is an essential step in managing it as a symptom. Here, we’ll discuss some of the science behind constipation in Parkinson’s, as well as ways to manage it.   
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09 Mar: Telemedicine study funded by the Davis Phinney Foundation leads to breakthroughs for people with Parkinson’s

In 2012, long before healthcare had to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Davis Phinney Foundation funded one of the first studies on telemedicine and its impacts on people's health with Parkinson's. Nearly nine years later, its findings and are more relevant than ever. The investigation became a powerful springboard for future research on telemedicine and Parkinson's. The outcomes of the many subsequent studies can help millions of people with Parkinson's live well today and in the future.