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ISSUES: Parkinson Foundation previews 'Living Well' conference, awareness month

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April is national "Parkinson's Awareness Month," a time to increase discussions and awareness about the disease affecting about 1 in 300 people in the general population, according to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy: Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania)

PITTSBURGH -- April is national "Parkinson's Awareness Month," a time to increase discussions and awareness about the disease affecting about 1 in 300 people in the general population, according to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.

The Parkinson Foundation of Western PA is a Pittsburgh based non-profit supporting those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the region.

Casey Kasperik, Associate Director of Social Support and Outreach and David Von Hofen, Director of Programs and Research recently appeared on "Issues on the Point" to discuss the effects of the disease and how it is detected and treated along with the 5th annual "Living Well with Parkinson's Disease Conference" set for April 27.

Learn more about the conference and register on the foundation's website.

Watch "Issues on the Point" every Sunday morning at 6:30 on 22 the Point.

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