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As many as 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Ten Frequently-Asked Questions about Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.pdf.org/Publications/factsheets/PDF_Fact_Sheet_1.0_Final.pdf

Reference

Title
Ten Frequently-Asked Questions about Parkinson’s Disease
Authors
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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