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Now offering a non-drug treatment for Tics/Tourette’s

Traditionally, Tourette’s Syndrome/Tics have been treated effectively with medication.  Currently, there is a relatively new non-drug treatment that is creating a stir in the Tourette’s rehab world that is used in conjuction with medication.  This program is known as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). This program is available for…

Dr. Malaty talks Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease on NPR

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs recently published an update on their research into links between Agent Orange and Parkinson Disease. Dr. Irene Malaty, director of UF’s National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, discussed this update with NPR. The…

Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures and makes movement very difficult. We see young people with this disorder regularly. We are excited to share this patient…

TEDx Video on Deep Brain Stimulation is “Talk of the Day”

A video of our talk on deep brain stimulation from the 2012 TEDxUF event was posted as a “Talk of the Day” on TEDx’s Google Plus, Twitter & Facebook this past week. We were excited to tell these stories and discuss deep brain stimulation in this kind of venue.

Two special Tourette Syndrome events this week

The Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is sponsoring a special informational session Thursday night August 16th here at the Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration. Dr. Irene Malaty will speak about the syndrome. How to start a TSA support group in Gainesville will also be discussed. If you wish to attend,…