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Research Breakthrough on Genetics and TS

Research Breakthrough on Genetics and TS

Published: July 24th, 2017

In June of 2017, researchers have located highly genetic risk indicators for Tourette syndrome (TS). A study, funded by the Tourette Association of America (TAA), the National Institute of Mental […]

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

Published: June 23rd, 2017

What are the early signs of Parkinson’s? What are motor fluctuations? A new podcast from the Parkinson’s Foundation (the new name for the National Parkinson’s Foundation) aims to answer these […]

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Published: June 15th, 2017

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botox and Rose-Tinted Glasses By: Wissam Deeb, M.D. & Aparna Wagle Shukla, M.D. Blepharospasm is the scientific name given to excessive involuntary forced eye blinking. It is […]

North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

Published: June 13th, 2017

May 15-June 15 is designated at the national Tourette Association’s Tourette Awareness Month. During this time, parents, kids, teachers, physicians, EVERYONE is encouraged to support awareness and break the stigma […]

Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound – AAN debate with Dr. Okun

Published: May 1st, 2017

Is Focused Ultrasound a possible replacement for Deep Brain Stimulation? MedPage Today wrote a nice summary of the debate that took place last week at the American Academy of Neurology […]

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Published: April 4th, 2017

Those affected by Tourette syndrome (TS) face a unique set of difficulties at school. In addition to facing the challenges with the motor or vocal tics themselves, the co-occurring conditions […]

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Published: March 27th, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register […]

Annual Parkinson Educational Symposium – April 8th, 2017

Annual Parkinson Educational Symposium – April 8th, 2017

Published: March 23rd, 2017

Please join us for the “15th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Providers” on April 8th, 2017! We will have a variety of topics discussed by experts […]

Dizziness/Light headed Sensations with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Orthostatic Hypotension?

Dizziness/Light headed Sensations with Parkinson’s Disease: Is it Orthostatic Hypotension?

Published: January 18th, 2017

Written by Frank Vickory SPT, CSCS Parkinson’s Disease (PD) generally presents with some combination of four cardinal signs: Bradykinesia (slow movements), rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. However, there are […]

Our 6 Top Blog Posts of 2016

Published: January 3rd, 2017

At the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the patient is the sun and our clinical team revolves around the patient. A major goal for our website has […]