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Suspected link between Parkinson’s and diabetes

Published: Jul 16th, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., UF neurology chair and medical director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, recently commented in a news story released by South Africa’s health24 on the link between diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

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Parkinson’s medications linked to issues with impulse control

Published: Jun 25th, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., neurology chair and medical director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, comments on the link between impulse-control issues and Parkinson’s medications in Health magazine.

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Diabetes linked to risk for Parkinson’s disease

Published: Jun 13th, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., chair of neurology and National Parkinson’s Foundation medical director, weighs in on new Parkinson’s research in Health Magazine.

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Dr. Okun named recipient of 2018 ASENT Presidential Award

Published: Feb 26th, 2018

Chair of neurology Michael S. Okun, M.D., has been named the recipient of the 2018 American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics Presidential Award.

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Brain injury program gets creative support

Published: Jan 25th, 2018

Cindy LaRoe, M.D., had to give up her medical practice and her other passion — cycling — after an accident while racing left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Michael S. Okun hosts Reddit Science AMA

Published: Nov 3rd, 2017

Okun answers Reddit users’ questions about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

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Advocacy in dysphagia management: A neurologist’s perspective

Published: Jul 5th, 2016

Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. This installment of the podcast Down the Hatch, hosted by UF speech […]

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What is the link between Parkinson’s and Ali’s death?

Published: Jun 7th, 2016

While Muhammad Ali knocked out a slew of boxing greats inside the ring, his toughest battle was that against Parkinson’s disease. Michael Okun, M.D., chair of the UF Department of Neurology […]

Chronic Neurological Diseases

Chronic Neurological Diseases

Published: Nov 1st, 2011

Chronic neurological diseases — Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Huntington’s disease, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, to mention only a few — afflict millions of […]