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April 2, 2012

Show #28: Parkinson’s Disease

Radio 4 the Ages - Dr. Mark Hirsch - Myra Erickson - Marie Jaffe - Parkinsons Disease

Show #28: Parkinson’s Disease

Our broadcast this Sunday was entirely focused on Parkinson’s disease. We discussed not only what Parkinson’s disease is and the symptons associated with it, but also the new research being done by Dr. Mark Hirsch with Carolinas Medical Center showing the positive impact exercise can have upon the disease. We also talked about the goal of replicating a Dutch model of care that uses a collection of physicians in different disciplines to treat complex diseases and conditions. This model allows health care providers to care for patients in a more effective and efficient way. Also joining us in the studio was Myra Erickson, a CMC Live Well Health Center Nurse at the Harris YMCA, who spoke about the innovative partnership between Carolinas Healthcare System and the YMCA that allows patients to receive a refferal from a physician for an 8 week membership at local YMCA’s as well as individualized exercise programs for patients with Parkinson’s. Marie Jaffe, Executive Director with Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, also spoke with us about the role of the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas.   Tune In, Call In, Get Involved!

  • Dr. Mark Hirsch, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Carolinas Healthcare System

(704) 355-7673

  • Myra Erickson, R.N.

Carolinas Medical Center Live Well Health Center Nurse

Harris YMCA

(704) 716-6808

  • Marie Jaffe

Executive Director

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

1 (866) 903-7275

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