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

Deep brain stimulation has helped more than 100,000 people with various neurologic disorders around the world.

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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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2014 Parkinson’s Symposium Videos

View videos of the talks from this year’s Symposium. Ask the Doctor, 10 Secrets of Parkinson Treatment, Brain Imaging, and Living with Parkinson’s were some of the topics.

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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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Strategies for Homework Success with Tourette Syndrome

Nov 3rd, 2014

Completing homework after school can be difficult with those children who suffer from Tourette Syndrome. Tics, themselves, can create difficulties with school work, but the comorbid conditions of attention difficulties, […]

Something went down the wrong pipe… or did it?

Oct 24th, 2014

Disordered swallowing, or dysphagia, is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, to consider.  This is because most people with PD will develop dysphagia at some […]

University of Florida now a Tourette Center of Excellence with SE Consortium

Oct 10th, 2014

The University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration has been named a Tourette syndrome center of excellence along with four other centers in the Southeastern United States.

How to get involved with Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)

Oct 7th, 2014

The Tourette Syndrome Asssociation (TSA)  is a great resource for families, children, adults, educators and physicians for education on Tourette Syndrome diagnosis and treatment.  The TSA is actively involed in […]

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 […]

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Something went down the wrong pipe… or did it?

Oct 24th, 2014

Disordered swallowing, or dysphagia, is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, to consider.  This is because most people with PD will develop dysphagia at some […]

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 […]

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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 […]