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Parkinson’s Patients Exercise Tips for COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic growing and Parkinson’s patients stuck in their homes, we thought this would be a great time to talk about tips drawn from our book on exercise in the home setting.

UF Parkinson expert featured on JAMA podcast

The prevalence of Parkinson disease is increasing more rapidly than other neurological disorders, and is estimated to affect nearly 1 million Americans and more than 6 million people worldwide.

Dr. Michael Okun Featured on Podcast

Dr. Michael Okun, of the Fixel Institute of Neurological Diseases, interviews Charbel Moussa, MD, PhD, author of a recent article on Nilotinib Effects on Safety, Tolerability, and Potential Biomarkers in Parkinsons Disease: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial, for a recent JAMA Neurology podcast episode. Dr. Moussa is an associate…

Swimmers Beware of Deep Brain Stimulation

A lifelong swimmer had recently received an electronic brain implant to control tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and somehow the signals from the device had knocked out his ability to coordinate his arms and legs for swimming.

Non-invasive, automated MRI for Parkinson’s diagnosis

A research team led by UF’s David Vaillancourt, Ph.D.,  used a non-invasive MRI method with 1,002 patients to develop an automated system to accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease and related but different neurodegenerative disorders.