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Reaction to Alan Alda revealing he has Parkinson’s disease

Published: Jul 31st, 2018

Michael Okun, M.D., neurology chair and medical director of the National Parkinson’s Foundation, comments on actor Alan Alda revealing that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease three-and-a-half years ago in USA Today and the New York Daily News.

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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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 […]