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Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is the only organization with a singular focus of improving the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach. NPF continues to bring help and hope to this generation of the estimated one million individuals in the United States, four to six million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in research and support services to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s. .



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Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Tips for Traveling with Chronic Health Conditions

Airplane Taking OffIt's vacation season and for many of us, travel is the preferred way to reward ourselves for our hard work throughout the year. But people quickly learn that the demands of travel can be stressful, especially for those with chronic health conditions. Whether you choose to travel abroad or take a short day trip, a little pre-planning can help you enjoy a fun, stress-free vacation.



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American Kidney FoundationA Journey of Hope: AKF Helps Patient Get Back on His Feet

When Eric Dolby, Sr. experienced kidney failure, he found it impossible to continue working in his profession of nursing. Soon, he became homeless. For months, he lived out of his SUV at a truck stop, going to dialysis treatment and then returning to the truck stop to eat meals and shower. The American Kidney Fund was there to help Eric in many ways—with the cost of health insurance premiums, blood pressure medications and transportation expenses. “Finding out that an organization will help you no matter what state you are in means everything,” Eric said.


 
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