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New! - "My Parkinson Story" Videos
These are a series of informational videos covering topics of interest to Parkinson's patients, produced by the VA PADRECCs. They feature real Veterans telling their stories along with explanation and commentary by VA medical providers.

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New! - PD and You:  Managing Your Parkinson's Disease
Presenter: Amie Peterson, MD - Staff Neurologist, Northwest VA PADRECC
Presented: January 24, 2014

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Handout:  PD & You: Managing Your Parkinson's Disease 


Complementary and Alternative Medicines for Parkinson's Disease
Presenter:  Lynne Shinto, ND, MPH - Assoc. Professor, OHSU Dept. of Neurology
Presented:  November 1, 2013

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Handout:  Complementary & Alternative Medicines for PD


Deep Brain Stimulation:  Demystifying DBS
Presenter: Justin Cetas, MD - Chief of Neurosurgery, Portland VA Medical Center
Presented: September 6th, 2013

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Handout:  Deep Brain Stimulation 


Swallowing and Parkinson's Disease
Presenter:  Kathleen Suriano, MS/CCC - Speech Pathologist, Portland VA
Presented:  February 8, 2013

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HandoutSwallowing and Parkinson's Disease 


Parkinson's Meds: What, Why, When, and How?
Presenter:  Amie Peterson, MD - Staff Neurologist, NW PADRECC
Presented:  December 7, 2012

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HandoutParkinson's Disease Medications


Dystonia:  A New Twist on an Old Problem
Presenter: Kathryn Chung, MD - Associate Director of Clinical Care, NW PADRECC
Presented: October 12, 2012

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Handout:  Dystonia 


Living With Huntington's Disease
Presenter: Bernadette Schoneburg, MD - Movement Disorders Fellow, NW PADRECC
Presented: July 20, 2012

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Handouts: Presentation  Support Groups  Living a Full Life   
  Nutrition Article  Behavior Article  Exercise Article  Community Resources 

Parkinson's Disease to Go:  Traveling with Confidence
Presenter: Allison Lipnick, LCSW
Presented: June 8, 2012

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Handouts:  Traveling with PD     Book Recommendations


What's Wrong with Me?  Psychological Issues in Parkinson's Disease
Presenter: Joel Mack, MD - Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow
Presented: May 18, 2012

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Handouts:  Psychological Issues in PD


Research Updates in Parkinson's Disease
Joseph Quinn, MD - Director, NW PADRECC
Kathryn Chung, MD - Associate Director of Clinical Services, NW PADRECC
Amie Peterson, MD - Staff Neurologist, NW PADRECC
Presented: March 16, 2012

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Handouts:  Quinn Presentation    Chung Presentation    Peterson Presentation 


Exercise and Parkinson's Disease: A Powerful Medicine
Presenter: Ron Blehm, Physical Therapist
Presented: January 20, 2012

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Handouts:  Blehm Presentation     Exercise Article**     Research Article 1     Research Article 2
**Seek the advice of your physician or physical therapist before starting an exercise program


Options & Opportunities Symposium 2011
Presented in conjunction with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Presented: September 2011

Click on the following links to view:  Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4