areas of focus

Parkinson’s, Dystonia & Movement Disorders

Even the simplest body movements require communication between the central nervous system, nerves and muscles. If any of these are affected, it can lead to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or another movement disorder.

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Alzheimer’s, Memory, Dementia, and MS

Including Alzheimer’s, there are more than 100 types of conditions related to a loss in the brain functions responsible for thinking, some of which are treatable.

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ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders

ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a violent blow to the head or body by an external force, which causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.

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in the news

Graduate Student Profiles: Carley Rusch and…

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Rusch and Beke work at the UF Health Norman Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases on projects studying the impact of nutrition on neurological…

Carley Rusch and Matthew Beke smiling

SNN: Inside PJ’s Brain: The Full Journey (Video)

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PJ was diagnosed with Parkinsons and goes through a deep brain stimulation procedure.

PJ, diagnosed with Parkinsons, and his wife pose for a photo smiling

Ozzy Osbourne has a type of Parkinson’s disease…

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Rocker Ozzy Osbourne announced Jan. 21 that he has a type of Parkinson’s disease. In a new essay in The Conversation, Michael Okun, M.D., explains…

Ozzy Osborne with his wife