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Ask the MD

To help you and your loved ones navigate life with Parkinson's, a movement disorder specialist discusses Parkinson's research and care through blogs and videos.

Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM

Meet Dr. Dolhun

Rachel Dolhun is a fellowship-trained movement disorder specialist, board-certified neurologist and vice president of medical communications at The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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    Your Environment Influences Parkinson’s Risk and Progression: What Can You Do?

    Where you live and work, what hobbies you have, what you eat or don’t eat: these impact risk for Parkinson’s and experience with the disease.
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  • Parkinson's Patients May Be at Higher Risk for Malnutrition

    Top 10 Questions Answered: Nutrition and Parkinson’s

    MJFF senior vice president of medical communications Dr. Rachel Dolhun discusses top questions about diet and Parkinson’s.
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  • Your Top Questions on Exercise and Parkinson’s Answered (Ask the MD Video)

    In this video, Rachel Dolhun, MD, DipABLM speaks with Cristina Colón-Semenza, PhD, a physical therapist, rehab scientist and assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, about…
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  • “Good Night” Starts with a Good Day: Getting Your Best Sleep with Parkinson’s (Ask the MD Video)

    Watch our new video with the five ways to invite better sleep into your life.  
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    New Guide: Exercise, Brain Health and Parkinson’s

    MJFF's new guide has the latest on exercising with and without Parkinson's.
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    Ask the MD: Advanced Practice Providers and Your Parkinson’s Care

    As part of Parkinson’s care, you might see a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or other “advanced practice provider.” How do these health care providers work with your doctor? What’s their role…
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  • Community Tips for Parkinson's Disease Care Partners

    Getting Dressed More Easily with Parkinson’s Disease

    Assistive devices for getting dressed more easily with Parkinson's disease.
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Ask the MD has been made possible through the leadership of members of our Parkinson's Disease Education Consortium in conjunction with The Albert B. Glickman Parkinson's Disease Education Program. These partners' support allows us to furnish high-quality educational content to the Parkinson's community while maintaining our commitment to allocate donor dollars to high-impact research. Editorial control of all Michael J. Fox Foundation-published content rests solely with the Foundation.

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