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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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Social Concerns Related to Tourette Syndrome

May 4th, 2015

Occasionally children with Tourette Syndrome can demonstrate difficulties with peer and adult social relationships. Having appropriate social skills is an important part of development, peer relations and school success. Many […]

“Speak up!” or “Get your hearing checked!”? Tips for managing speech changes in Parkinson’s disease

Apr 10th, 2015

The most common complaint regarding speech function that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their partners and other family members have is that their speech is softer or lower.

Annual UF Health Parkinson’s Educational Symposium coming April 11, 2015

Mar 11th, 2015

This is a FREE educational day open to the public. It is a great way to update your knowledge of the specifics of Parkinson’s Disease and meet people who are […]

Bullying Related to Tourette Syndrome

Mar 3rd, 2015

As in any diagnosis that would set a child apart from their classmate, having Tourette Syndrome can unfortunately make your child a target for bullying. Bullying can happen to children […]

Tremor Management for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremors

Feb 12th, 2015

Tremors are involuntary abnormal movements that make the affected parts of the body look like it is trembling or shaking. Some tremors can be rhythmic, some can be intermittent. Some […]

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“Speak up!” or “Get your hearing checked!”? Tips for managing speech changes in Parkinson’s disease

Apr 10th, 2015

The most common complaint regarding speech function that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their partners and other family members have is that their speech is softer or lower.

Tremor Management for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremors

Feb 12th, 2015

Tremors are involuntary abnormal movements that make the affected parts of the body look like it is trembling or shaking. Some tremors can be rhythmic, some can be intermittent. Some […]

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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 […]