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Learn about 10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs in Dr. Okun’s book

Progress is being made on various fronts in the understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

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Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

Researchers at the University of Florida discovered a way to use diffusion MRIs as a biomarker for Parkinson’s disease progression.

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CNN Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at Deep Brain Stimulation at UF Health

Dr. Sanjay Gupta came to the University of Florida to look at this new potential treatment paradigm for Tourette’s and one patient’s story.

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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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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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Tourette Support Group Cookie Decorating Party

Dec 22nd, 2015

Thank you for another successful party and time for peer (and parent) engagement.   If you would like more information on how to get involved in our Gainesville/Lake City Support […]

Walk On! The benefits of walking for people living with Parkinson’s Disease

Dec 17th, 2015

By Bryan Dondero, SPT University of Vermont Imagine for a minute that you have just met with your doctor and they told you they are going to write you a […]

Parkinson’s progression biomarker covered in UF Explore Magazine

Dec 16th, 2015

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a way to measure the progression of Parkinson disease through brain imaging. See our original post on this research here. This discovery […]

Sleep Strategies for Parkinson’s Disease

Nov 18th, 2015

Sleep is critical part to physical, psychological, cognitive & emotional health. With a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, sleep patterns can be largely affected and create difficulties with any of the […]

Tourette Syndrome and Dating

Nov 17th, 2015

Getting older with Tourette Syndrome can be challenging in many aspects, including the impact that tics can have on social interactions. Dating and meeting other people can be extremely stressful […]

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Walk On! The benefits of walking for people living with Parkinson’s Disease

Dec 17th, 2015

By Bryan Dondero, SPT University of Vermont Imagine for a minute that you have just met with your doctor and they told you they are going to write you a […]

Visual Changes and Parkinson’s Disease

Sep 8th, 2015

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) difficulties related to the eyes and vision often progress alongside other PD symptoms. Some vision difficulties are related to changes in […]

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Cut outs show increase in free water in substantia nigra over one year in Parkinson disease

Diffusion MRI for measuring Parkinson’s disease progression: a UF discovery

May 29th, 2015

“Free water” may sound like what happens when you drink too much water. It is actually “fluid unconstrained by brain tissue, likely because of disease-related degeneration” that turns out to […]

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 […]