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2019 Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium – May 18, 2019

Published: Apr 18th, 2019

The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases presents our Annual Parkinson Disease Educational Symposium on May 18th, 2019. We hope you will join us for a series of talks on […]

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Review of motor cortex effects of Parkinson disease published

Published: Dec 7th, 2018

Dr. David Vaillancourt from the University of Florida and Dr. Roxana Burciu from University of Delaware published a review of what different brain imaging techniques have been showing when looking […]

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

Published: Jun 23rd, 2017

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 […]

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Published: Mar 27th, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register […]

Our 6 Top Blog Posts of 2016

Published: Jan 3rd, 2017

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 […]

6 Tips to Make Your Tremor Less Noticeable

Published: Nov 14th, 2016

For many patients with tremor due to Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET), activities of daily living and social gatherings can be stressful and difficult.

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

Published: Oct 25th, 2016

WebMD and the Davis Phinney Foundation collaborated with our co-director Dr. Michael Okun on a new article that is more of a mini-course called “My Parkinson Disease Is Getting Worse! […]

Promoting the Care of Caregivers: Suggestions for the caregivers of those with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

Written by Emma Heaton, OTS How Caregivers are Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease Due to the progressive nature of Parkinson’s Disease, a caregivers role can be long-term it is important to […]

Maintaining Your Medication Schedule During Hospital Stays with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Aug 22nd, 2016

  Written by Nicole Tester, OTS, Ph.D One-third of all patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) visit the emergency department or hospital each year. During these visits, three out of four […]

UF Health is National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence for 13th consecutive year

UF Health is National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence for 13th consecutive year

Published: Aug 4th, 2016

This designation is reserved for elite care programs that incorporate experienced, expert care with patient outreach and research endeavors, and a consistent commitment to quality care.