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App developed at UF Health for estimating deep brain stimulator battery life

The UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the UF Digital Worlds Institute have developed a mobile app for clinicians that will assist them in assessing the battery life of patients’ deep brain stimulator devices.

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Parkinson’s Secrets Treatment Book a Number 1 Best Seller on Amazon

The book Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life was listed a number #1 bestseller in Parkinson’s Disease books. The book has been translated into more than 20 language versions.

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2013 Parkinson’s Symposium Videos

View videos of the talks from this year’s Symposium. Ask the Doctor, Deep Brain Stimulation, and How to Improve Your Memory were some of the topics.

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Fourteen different specialty & subspecialty areas come together in one place to treat Parkinson’s, tremors, dystonia, ataxia & other movement disorders.

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They “breached the wall” – Interdisciplinary deep brain stimulation at UF Health profiled by Smithsonian Magazine

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It’s true. There often is a wall between the neurosurgeon and the neurologist involved in deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures.

But for the past 12 years and 1000 DBS lead implantations over that time, there has been no wall between Dr. Kelly Foote & Dr. Michael Okun, co-directors of the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. Their story, the story of our Center’s history, the story of deep brain stimulation’s history, and the story of one of our patient’s surgeries, are profiled in a new article in Smithsonian Magazine.

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Neural Network Modulation – a historical review in New England Journal of Medicine from Dr. Okun

Sep 8th, 2014

Deep brain stimulation has helped more than 100,000 people with various neurologic disorders around the world. Two of the pioneers in this field, Drs. Benabid (neurosurgeon) and Delong (neurologist), are […]

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Sep 4th, 2014

Exercise is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease and additional neurodegenerative diseases because we continue to discover its “neuroprotective” benefit. What does “neuroprotective” even mean? How can all of the […]

School Organization Strategies for Student’s with Tourette Syndrome

Sep 2nd, 2014

Children with Tourette Syndrome can demonstrate a number of limitations in school secondary to executive functioning deficits, attention deficits or the tics themselves. As a result of these challenges, children […]

Parkinson’s Disease and Muscle Rigidity

Aug 26th, 2014

Muscle rigidity (also known as muscle stiffness) is one of the four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is often one of the chief complaints of patients with PD. Muscle […]

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Aug 13th, 2014

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received […]

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Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Sep 4th, 2014

Exercise is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease and additional neurodegenerative diseases because we continue to discover its “neuroprotective” benefit. What does “neuroprotective” even mean? How can all of the […]

Parkinson’s Disease and Muscle Rigidity

Aug 26th, 2014

Muscle rigidity (also known as muscle stiffness) is one of the four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is often one of the chief complaints of patients with PD. Muscle […]

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Parkinson’s Research: Update on Apathy

Sep 16th, 2013

Lizabeth Jordan and Drs. Bowers, Okun and Zahodne recently published their research into apathy in Parkinson’s disease. Over time many individuals with Parkinson disease seem to lose their “get up […]

Stopping Cholesterol Drugs and the Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Jul 20th, 2013

Read about this important topic that broke in the news yesterday online in Neurology. Dr. Okun reviews the paper and give some practical tips on Cholesterol therapy and Parkinson’s disease, and […]