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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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Managing the Holiday Time with Tourette Syndrome

Nov 23rd, 2016

As this time of year approaches, and the shopping, time spent with family, and the extra days off of school or work, it is an exciting time of the year. […]

6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

Nov 14th, 2016

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

Oct 25th, 2016

WebMD and the Davis Phinney Foundation collaborated with our co-director Dr. Michael Okun on a new article that is more of a mini-course called “My Parkinson Disease Is Getting Worse! […]

Promoting the Care of Caregivers: Suggestions for the caregivers of those with Parkinson’s Disease

Oct 11th, 2016

Written by Emma Heaton, OTS How Caregivers are Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease Due to the progressive nature of Parkinson’s Disease, a caregivers role can be long-term it is important to […]

The Vestibular System’s Effect on Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

Aug 30th, 2016

Written by Katelyn Trane SPT Without therapy interventions, 70% of people with Parkinson Disease (PD) experience a fall each year.  There can be many reasons for this high fall rate. […]

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6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

Nov 14th, 2016

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.

Promoting the Care of Caregivers: Suggestions for the caregivers of those with Parkinson’s Disease

Oct 11th, 2016

Written by Emma Heaton, OTS How Caregivers are Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease Due to the progressive nature of Parkinson’s Disease, a caregivers role can be long-term it is important to […]

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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 […]