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Patient Resources

Turning Point helps you cope with chronic illness

The University of Kansas Health System has strong ties to local and national organizations that support people with movement disorders.

The Movement Disorder Society
The National Parkinson Foundation
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
American Parkinson Disease Association
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
International Essential Tremor Foundation
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
We Move

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System has formed a partnership with Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, a local organization that provides support for chronically ill patients and their families battling cancer, chronic heart failure, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases. The organization also works with caregivers to give them knowledge, coping techniques and support beyond care traditionally provided in a hospital setting. Patients with serious or chronic illnesses will have even more services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illnesses.

Clinical trials

One of the advantages of being an academic medical center is that important and life-changing medical research goes on every day. To learn more about clinical trials, call 913-588-1227.

Online health library

The University of Kansas Health System website provides an extensive online health library for quick answers and easy-to-understand explanations of different diseases and treatments.