Disaboom Expands Parkinson`s Disease Resource Section

Released on: May 5, 2008, 12:47 pm

Press Release Author: Disaboom

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Online Community Provides Information on the Symptoms,
Diagnosis and Treatment for Parkinson's, One of the Most Prevalent Diseases in the

Press Release Body: Denver, CO - May 5, 2008 - Disaboom, the leading online
community designed for people with disabilities and their friends, family and
caregivers, today announced the expansion of its Parkinson's disease resource
center. The newly expanded online resource provides information and community
around the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease.

More than 50,000 new cases of Parkinson's disease are diagnosed each year, making
the disease one of the most common debilitating diseases in the country, according
to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. However,
misdiagnosis is a recurrent concern with Parkinson's disease. According to the
National Parkinson's Foundation, roughly 25% of patients treated may not even have
Parkinson's. Even more troubling is there are likely tens of thousands of people in
the United States who suffer without a diagnosis. Communication and access to
information is essential.

"Parkinson's disease directly affects a person's ability to control their movements,
turning every day activities into difficult tasks," said Dr. Glen House, founder of
Disaboom. "Knowing and recognizing the symptoms is crucial so patients, families,
and caregivers can take advantage of all the advances in Parkinson's disease
research and care."

Visitors to www.disaboom.com's newly expanded Parkinson's disease resource section
have access to detailed information covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment,
prognosis, and medical specialists. Disaboom also provides a social platform where
people with Parkinson's disease can interact with one another to share information,
offer support or chat online.

Launched in 2007, Disaboom is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people
touched by disabilities. To visit Disaboom's comprehensive Parkinson's disease
resource center visit www.disaboom.com.

About Disaboom
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community
dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional
limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource
not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families
and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers.
There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or
functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by
doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, disaboom.com
brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to
social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.


Web Site: http://www.disaboom.com/info/education/

Contact Details: Erik Keith
Communications Strategy Group

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