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2019 Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – May 18, 2019

Published: Apr 18th, 2019

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases presents our Annual Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium on May 18th, 2019. We hope you will join us for a series of talks on […]

Help 4 HD HIPE Day – June 30th – Gainesville, FL – Huntington Disease Education

Help 4 HD HIPE Day – June 30th – Gainesville, FL – Huntington Disease Education

Published: Jun 14th, 2018

Help 4 HD International H.I.P.E. Day, Gainesville, Florida Highly Interactive Participant Education Hosted by the Help 4 HD organization An Education Day for Families Impacted by Huntington’s Disease Saturday, June […]

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

Published: Jun 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: Jun 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 […]

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: Jan 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 […]

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

Published: 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! […]

Podcast discusses need for neurologists to watch for swallowing issues

Published: Jul 7th, 2016

A new podcast called “Down the Hatch” discusses issues that swallowing clinicians face and news in their field. The podcast is hosted by two speech-language pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D., CCC-SLP […]

Dr. Bowers discusses apathy & depression in webinar

Dr. Bowers discusses apathy & depression in webinar

Published: Jun 23rd, 2016

Dr. Dawn Bowers, who is a clinical neuropsychologist at the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, recently gave a webinar […]

Dr. Christopher Hess discusses Parkinson disease on C-SPAN

Dr. Christopher Hess discusses Parkinson disease on C-SPAN

Published: Jun 13th, 2016

Dr. Christopher Hess appeared on C-SPAN show Washington Journal for about 40 minutes to discuss Parkinson disease in the United States with the host and answer questions from callers. Dr. […]

Trastornos del Sueño en Parkinson

Published: May 13th, 2016

La trastornos del sueño son communes en el Parkinson, donde alrededor del 60-80% de las personas los padecerán. Es importante reconocerlos y hacérlos saber a su médico para tomar la […]