Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group

Riverside's MS Support Group

Riverside's First Steps Program, your guide to information and resources during and after pregnancy

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Parkinson's disease can give you a new perspective on life. Share it.

This month we welcome Trey Smith, a DBS Therapy Consultant, and John Howland, a Patient Educator, for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation. The company recently released the new Vercise Directional Deep Brain Stimulator. Trey and John will discuss the mechanisms behind PD, as well as different treatment options, including deep brain stimulation. They will also talk about the new device and take questions.

If you have time tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, at 3 p.m. EDT, listen to a live stream talk on Parkinson's Disease, More than Motor Symptoms. This is presented by the PMD Alliance and is an online webinar you can access online via Zoom from your smartphone, tablet or computer. And it's free. Learn more here.

For more information about the Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group, call 757‑875‑7880 or visit To sign up for our monthly Parkinson's disease electronic newsletter, use to the sign‑up form above.

When:  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Neuroscience Conference Room
First Floor of Medical Office Building
(On the Campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center)
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Call 757-875-7880 or visit for more about the Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group. Parkinson's electronic newsletter, use the sign-up form above.

MS Support

The MS Support Group: helpful, hopeful and monthly! That's A Fact: The National MS Society is the largest private funder of MS research in the world, investing more than $1 billion to date.

Join us on Tuesday, August 27 when Clare Lorio from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society drops by for a chat. Clare is the Development Director for Walk MS. The Newport News Walk MS this past April brought together a community of passionate people for one powerful cause ‑ to end MS forever. Because of the fundraising efforts of Walk MS, people affected by multiple sclerosis have access to around‑the‑clock information, support and resources they need to live their best lives.

For more information call 757‑875‑7880 or visit To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to

When: Tuesday, August 27 @ 3:30 p.m.
Where: Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601

For more information call 757-875-7880 or 757-534-5100. To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to the sign up box at the top of this page.

Welcome to Riverside's First Steps: Your guide to information and resources

The First Steps Newsletter is 10 months of very helpful information that will guide you through pregnancy and childbirth with tips, thoughts and reminders that this is one of life's most incredible journeys.

You can receive your monthly newsletter electronically, via your email, or you can pick up a printed copy each month when you go in for your monthly appointment with your Riverside physician. Also make sure you have your copy of the First Steps Book, a helpful guide to Riverside's wide range of birthing services, special classes, plus a calendar for your doctor's appointments, checklists, labor log and other helpful tools and tips. You can also pick up the First Steps Book at your Riverside physician's office. Sign up for the First Steps Newsletter here.

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