Healthy Conversations

 

If staying well is a state of mind, Healthy Conversations challenges your mind to stay healthy! Join us for these enlightening, engaging evenings of presentations by leading local experts on health and wellness.


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Is Parkinson’s a Jewish Genetic Disease?

The Gershman Y
Wednesday, August 5
7:00 pm
Cost: $5
Click here to register or call 215-545-4400

A gene called LRRK2 may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Ashkenazi Jews have a higher proportion of people who carry this gene. Is there an association? Come learn about a research study designed to help answer this important question. For qualified individuals, genetic screening for LRRK2 can be provided at no cost at a later date.

Our speakers will be Jacqui Rick, PhD, Project Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, and Myra Hirschhorn, Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) Genetics Ambassador.

 

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