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Parkinson’s Disease

WebMD article with advice for worsening Parkinson disease

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! What’s Next?” In this course you will learn: The symptoms of advancing Parkinson disease Why symptoms may unexpectedly…

Local Parkinson’s Community Fights Back

There has been a growing buzz in the Parkinson community about boxing as a means to combat symptoms and improve function, especially after CBS aired a feature on “Sunday Morning” about Rock Steady. The gyms carryout non-contact boxing fitness curriculum specifically for PD. Rock Steady is a non-profit organization that…

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…

Dr. Christopher Hess discusses Parkinson disease on C-SPAN

Dr. Christopher Hess appeared on C-SPAN show Washington Journal for about 40 minutes to discuss Parkinson disease in the United States with the host and answer questions from callers. Dr. Hess is a neurologist in our Center and also directs the Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Consortium Center at…

Remembering Muhammad Ali and his impact on Parkinson care and research

Muhammad Ali will be remembered for a great many things in and out of the boxing ring. In addition to those things, we at the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration were impressed with how he lived with Parkinson disease and did so in such a public way.

A Sneak Peek into Swallow Tests [Video]

We’ve had a lot of questions about what happens during a swallowing test and even some nervousness. We made this video to hopefully answer some of those questions and alleviate some of the stress surrounding swallowing tests. Feel free to contact us with further questions or to schedule an…