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UAB to give extra help to Parkinson’s patients

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – UAB is going the extra mile to help patients who are dealing with Parkinson's disease.

Experts at UAB are joining forces with the Davis Phinney Foundation to help the 1.5 million Americans with Parkinson's maintain a better quality of life.

The foundation has produced Every Victory Counts, a program on living well with Parkinson's. The cornerstone of the program is a progressive, interactive manual designed to inform and inspire people to live well with Parkinson's and take a more active role in managing their disease. David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology at UAB and a leading national expert on Parkinson's, is a content contributor to the manual. Standaert is the director of UAB's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Research Program.
In a new twist on traditional medical resource books, the Every Victory Counts manual is a personal, updateable tracker and portable companion that will be of constant value over the course of the disease.

The Every Victory Counts program is available for a donation of $22.50 and can be ordered online at www.everyvictorycounts.org or by calling 1-877-279-5277. All manual proceeds will support Davis Phinney Foundation-funded Parkinson's research and educational programs.

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