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I believe that you have to leave the country in order to have anything to do with stem cells. Anti-choice Republicans have successfully branded stem cell research a form of infanticide, though it isn't, medically speaking. Look into Canadian healthcare, which might not be available to Americans there on tourist visas, in which case you'll have to choose a more advanced country, like England or Ireland. A fellow retiree from my department has told me that he had a quite expensive open-heart treatment in England. When he asked how much he owed, he was told "we are in the business of making people well, not of making money," and refused any payment at all. Even foreigners get medical treatment provided by the government, using tax revenue--including the taxes paid by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the first monarch to pay income taxes (voluntarily, because she thought it was the right thing to do).
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My husband was recently diagnosed with PD. In an effort to keep informed about available and upcoming treatments we plan to attend the 4th World Parkinson's Congress this year. Even if unable to attend, this website has good resources WPC2016
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You might consider putting him on the ketogenic diet, with the aid of a health practitioner you trust. The following is quoted from the website of Dr. Perlmutter, MD, who is a board-certified neurologist:

"The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer long-lasting therapeutic benefits for patients with epilepsy. Moreover, there is evidence from uncontrolled clinical trials and studies in animal models that the ketogenic diet can provide symptomatic and disease-modifying activity in a broad range of neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and may also be protective in traumatic brain injury and stroke."
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I had a long talk with one caller- her husband has PD and they have gone out of the country for stem cell treatment once or twice. She gave me an amazing story of how much he improved. Don't know if it works for everyone but if the results are always that dramatic I don't know why stem cell treatment isn't being offered all the time. I last talked to her about a year ago and they were considering another trip- I will see if I can find out present situation.
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