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New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

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 questions and more. The podcast is called “Substantial Matters” and Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Irene Malaty were guests on episodes recently. Dr. Okun is…

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Those affected by Tourette syndrome (TS) face a unique set of difficulties at school. In addition to facing the challenges with the motor or vocal tics themselves, the co-occurring conditions that are often associated can make the school environment very challenging.  Often times, students with TS and their families report that they have difficulty with:…

Our 6 Top Blog Posts of 2016

At the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, the patient is the sun and our clinical team revolves around the patient. A major goal for our website has always been to provide useful information to patients with movement disorders, even if those patients aren’t our own. In 2016, we continued that tradition with…

Backpack Organization Tips for School Success with Tourette Syndrome

Isn’t it fun having to shop for new school supplies with binders, paper, pens and pencils? Starting out with good intentions of keeping an organized locker, desk or backpack is something that we all strive for when we start out the school year.  However, when a student has Tourette syndrome, ADHD and/or executive functioning difficulties…

Podcast discusses need for neurologists to watch for swallowing issues

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 and Alicia Vose, M.A., CCC-SL. In episode 4, they interviewed our Co-Director and Chair of Neurology, Dr. Michael Okun, about how important swallowing issues are…

Annual UF Health Parkinson’s Educational Symposium coming April 11, 2015

This is a FREE educational day open to the public. It is a great way to update your knowledge of the specifics of Parkinson’s Disease and meet people who are fighting for a cure. Join us at: North Central Baptist Church: 8001 Northwest 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL Registration starts at 8:30, talks start at 9:30.…

How to get involved with Tourette Association of America (TAA)

The Tourette Asssociation of America (TAA)  is a great resource for families, children, adults, educators and physicians for education on Tourette Syndrome diagnosis and treatment.  The TSA is actively involed in adovating for those who struggle with TS.  Our goal, as a clinic, is to serve closely with the TSA in promoting education and training for…

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…

Center team members featured speakers at Davis Phinney Victory Summit in Jacksonville

The Davis Phinney Foundation hosted a Victory Summit for Parkinson’s in Jacksonville on January 25th. Four members of our interdisciplinary team were featured speakers at the Summit. Chris Hass, PhD and Shankar Kulkarni, PhD, MSPT presented a breakout session including practical rehab applications supported by research findings to prevent falls. This newly introduced topic at the Victory Summit was appreciated…

NPF Parkinson Disease Town Hall coming to University of Florida

The National Parkinson Foundation is coming to the University of Florida on June 4th and you are invited.  Many of you are involved with their NPF’s Parkinson’s Outcomes Project which was designed to study how the best care affects real people with Parkinson’s disease, at every stage of their disease. NPF is studying over 6,000…