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Updated Gainesville Support Group Information

Support Groups! We’ve updated the flyers for these local support groups. Young Onset Parkinson’s Parkinson’s Patients and their Caregivers Essential Tremor Fronto-Temporal Dementia Download the Gainesville Support Group Flyers…

Dr. Foote receives Community Service Award

The World Parkinson’s Program annually recognizes three people for their work to improve the lives of people with Parkinson disease. This year, our neurosurgeon Dr. Kelly Foote received the Dr. Rana International Parkinson’s Community Service Award for the year 2015. This award honors Dr. Foote’s contributions to the field, his…

10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs presented in Dr. Okun’s book

What are the potential treatment breakthroughs currently being explored for Parkinson’s disease? What are the details that patients need to know about those potential breakthroughs? That’s what Michael Okun, MD, Co-Director of our UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration and Medical Director for National Parkinson Foundation works to…

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers

Nilotinib (Tasigna) for Parkinsons: Questions and Answers. What is nilotinib (Tasigna)? Nilotinib is a FDA approved cancer drug for approved for use in certain types of chronic leukemia. Nilotinib is a protein kinase inhibitor that works by blocking abnormal protein signals which tell cancer cells to divide and multiply. The…

“Psychogenic” speech disorders: is it all in your head?

What is a Psychogenic Speech Disorder?  A psychogenic speech disorder can be defined as a broad category of speech disturbances that represent the manifestation of one or more types of psychological processes. This can include, but is not limited to, anxiety, depression, conversion disorders, or an emotional response to a…

CurePSP Family Conceference Comes to Gainesville, FL

CurePSP is a foundation for PSP / CBD and related brain diseases. This year the CurePSP is holding its 2015 Southeastern Family Conference here in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00am – 4:15pm at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel near the…

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received the 1000th DBS lead implanted by the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration team.

Dr. Okun talks on Orange TV’s Vital Living Forum about Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Michael Okun, co-director of our Center and Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation, discussed Parkinson’s Disease on the Vital Living Forum program on Orange TV which airs in Orange County, Florida. He discussed with host Katie Dagenais several aspects of the book “Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a…