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Leslie Merryman

Changes in Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Heilman on the publication of his new book “Changes in Medicine: The Way Forward,” which was published in February of 2024. The book presents the professional and personal history and milestones of renowned neurologist, Dr. Heilman, offers a unique perspective on neurology and medicine and discusses…

UNDERSTANDING PARKINSON’S DISEASE WITH DR. MICHAEL OKUN

Millions of people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. Yet, despite its prevalence, there’s a lot of confusion and misunderstanding surrounding it. In this installment of Keeping the Well in Well-thy, Barbara Archer, and renowned neurologist Dr. Michael Okun, discuss the intricacies of Parkinson’s disease. They explore the wide range…

Hospitalization and Parkinson’s disease: safety, quality and outcomes

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Okun on the publication of “Hospitalization and Parkinson’s disease: safety, quality and outcomes,” which appears as an editorial in the April 4, 2024 edition of Frontiers . Introduction For people with Parkinson’s (PWP), hospital admissions can be perilous. Nearly 300,000 PWP are admitted to the hospital…

Buna Joe “BJ” Wilder, MD (1929–2023)

Congratulations to Drs. Giridhar Kalamangalam, R.E. Ramsay and Michael Okun on their recently published article about the life and career of Buna Joe “BJ” Wilder, MD. in the March issue of Neurology. Excerpt “Buna Joe Wilder, MD, was an American neurologist, scientist, and philanthropist. The scientific and clinical work he…

SEE WHY: Our neighbors are fighting for better access to care for this disease

SEE WHY: Our neighbors are fighting for better access to care for this disease ABC27 talked with Dr. Mayra Montalvo Perero, a board-certified neurologist, neurophysiologist and neuroimmunologist at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health. We asked her if Multiple Sclerosis is well-funded in research and the…

Lecanemab Questions

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Nadeau on the publication of “Lecanemab Questions,” which appears in the April issue of Neurology. Abstract The recently published results of the 18-month randomized controlled trial of lecanemab, reporting the efficacy of the drug in slowing the progression of early Alzheimer disease, quickly led to approval…

Responsive deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Tourette syndrome

Congratulations to Drs. Michael S Okun, Jackson Cagle, Julieth Gomez, Dawn Bowers, Joshua Wong, Kelly D Foote, and Aysegul Gunduz on the publication of “Responsive deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Tourette syndrome,” which appears in the March edition of Scientific Reports. Abstract To report the results of…

Skin Biopsy Detection of Phosphorylated α-Synuclein in Patients with Synucleinopathies

Congratulations to Dr. Nikolaus R. McFarland, on the publication of “Skin Biopsy Detection of Phosphorylated α-Synuclein in Patients with Synucleinopathies,” which can be found in the March 2024 edition of JAMA. Abstract Importance Finding a reliable diagnostic biomarker for the disorders collectively known as synucleinopathies (Parkinson disease [PD], dementia with…

Transforming Patient Experiences Through Design with Dr. Michael S. Okun

Episode Overview: Imagine a world where doctors and patients work closely together, where hospitals are designed with you in mind. Joe sits down with Dr. Okun from the well-known Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health. They dive deep into how this institute, born in…