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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.


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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The Movement Disorders Team

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

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TEDxUF Talk on Deep Brain Stimulation

Drs. Okun and Foote at TedxUF

Watch "How to Control the Brain"

The human brain is a supercomputer with networks that control the various functions that make us who we are, and allow us to do what we do. When brain circuits malfunction, debilitating motor and behavioral symptoms may emerge. Direct electrical modulation of malfunctioning brain circuits has tremendous potential to alleviate human suffering in dramatic and sometimes surprising ways.

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Search committee meeting

Apr 8th, 2014

A Search Committee Meeting will take place tomorrow, April 9th, from 10:30 – 11:30AM in the Neurology Small Conference room (MBI, L3-100B). The meeting is for search committee of the […]

Gainesville/Lake City Support Group for Tics/Tourette’s

Apr 1st, 2014

It is here… With the help of community members and staff, we are pleased to share that a Tic/Tourette Support Group has been formed in the Gainesville and Lake City […]

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Mar 20th, 2014

Our 12th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, & Health Professionals will be Saturday, April 5th at the Alachua County Senior Center. Address: 5701 N.W. 34th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32653 Map […]

What is Sensory Integration Dysfunction related to Tourette Syndrome

Mar 3rd, 2014

“Sensory integration theory proposes that sensory integration is a neurobiological process that organizes sensation from one’s own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body […]

Center team members featured speakers at Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Jacksonville

Feb 24th, 2014

The Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a Victory Summit for Parkinson’s in Jacksonville on January 25th. Four members of our interdisciplinary team were featured speakers at the Summit. Chris Hass, PhD […]

Parkinson’s Treatment Tips

Tablet/iPad Apps for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Feb 13th, 2014

Using your tablet or other mobile device can be a great resource for compensatory strategies and training at home.  There are thousands of applications (apps) that you can find by […]


Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) for Parkinson’s Disease

Dec 3rd, 2013

People with Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders often develop swallowing disorders, also referred to as dysphagia. A swallowing disorder can affect your ability to move food in your mouth or […]

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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 […]