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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…

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…

New Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Information Page

Primer with Ten Common Questions and Answers We recently updated our UF Information Page on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Dr. McFarland has written a basic primer for PSP and here discusses ten common questions about the disease and provides basic answers for patients and families. What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy…

Spanish Language Parkinson Symposium coming to Orlando October 25th

University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration along with the National Parkinson Foundation present a symposium in Spanish in Orlando. Auspiciado por la Fundación Nacional de Parkinson (NPF) Enfermedad de Parkinson: Presente y Futuro Charla para la Comunidad Unete a la charla informativa sobre la Enfermedad…

“Movement Disorders for the Healthcare Practitioner” coming August 24 for clinicians & therapists

The University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration team is excited to present a continuing medical education opportunity for clinicians involved in the treatment of movement disorders patients. Target Audience:  Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Speech Language…

Movement Disorders reviews “10 Secrets” Parkinson’s Book

Dr. Okun’s book for Parkinson patients and caregivers was reviewed by Dr. Laura Silveira for the Movement Disorders Society. She says: With tremendous insight Dr. Okun approaches the main questions that populate the minds of sufferers and carers who battle PD on the daily-basis. Examples include the common confusion…

A Preventable Complication of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Dr. Foote and Dr. Morishita at the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration published a paper this month that discusses a potentially preventable complication of deep brain stimulation: cerebral venous infarction.