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Physical Activities and Tics

Physical Activities and Tics

Published: Mar 8th, 2016

We already know the many benefits of exercise on our health, including: Improved physical health Decreased stress Improved mental cognition However, with tic disorders, exercise has been proven to be […]

Walk On! The benefits of walking for people living with Parkinson’s Disease

Published: Dec 17th, 2015

By Bryan Dondero, SPT University of Vermont Imagine for a minute that you have just met with your doctor and they told you they are going to write you a […]

10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs presented in Dr. Okun’s book

10 Parkinson’s Breakthroughs presented in Dr. Okun’s book

Published: Oct 25th, 2015

What are the potential treatment breakthroughs currently being explored for Parkinson’s disease? What are the details that patients need to know about those potential breakthroughs? That’s what Michael Okun, MD, […]

Something went down the wrong pipe… or did it?

Published: Oct 24th, 2014

Disordered swallowing, or dysphagia, is important for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and other neurodegenerative diseases, to consider.  This is because most people with PD will develop dysphagia at some […]

University of Florida now a Tourette Center of Excellence with SE Consortium

Published: Oct 10th, 2014

The University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration has been named a Tourette syndrome center of excellence along with four other centers in the Southeastern United States.

Neural Network Modulation – a historical review in New England Journal of Medicine from Dr. Okun

Published: Sep 8th, 2014

Deep brain stimulation has helped more than 100,000 people with various neurologic disorders around the world.

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Physical Therapy Tips for Exercise

Published: Sep 4th, 2014

Exercise is a hot topic in Parkinson’s disease and additional neurodegenerative diseases because we continue to discover its “neuroprotective” benefit. What does “neuroprotective” even mean? How can all of the […]

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

Published: Aug 13th, 2014

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received […]

University of Florida Parkinson’s Disease Symposium En Español – Video of Talks

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

We have prepared videos of the talks from the Spanish language Parkinson sympsium in 2013. Just click the links below to watch! Enfermedad de Parkinson: Una Introducción – Introduction by Dr. Jorge […]

Join us for the 2014 UF Health Parkinson Disease Symposium on April 5th

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

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 […]