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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.  “I know the place I ultimately want to stimulate in…

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 Healthier Life” and how the…

Gainesville/Lake City Support Group for Tics/Tourette’s

It is here… With the help of community members and staff, we are pleased to share that a Tic/Tourette Support Group has been formed in the Gainesville and Lake City areas.  The meeting times and places will vary, so please contact Heather Simpson or Florida TSA for information regarding upcoming meetings. The group will have…

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Our 12th Annual Parkinson’s Symposium for Patients, Caregivers, & Health Professionals will be Saturday, April 5th at the Alachua County Senior Center. Address: 5701 N.W. 34th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32653 Map We’ll start with registration from 8am to 9am. Coffee, tea, and a light breakfast will be available until 10am. The first talk will start at…