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Every 9 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease–60,000 new cases every year.

About Parkinson’s Disease. http://www.parkinson.org/Page.aspx?pid=225. Published 2009

Reference

Title
About Parkinson’s Disease
Publication Date
Published 2009
Authors
National Parkinson Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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