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Neuroscience Institute holds events to promote Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Neuroscience Institute holds events to promote Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Published: April 27, 2016


Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that occurs when a person’s brain slowly stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. With less dopamine, a person has less ability to regulate his or her movements, body and emotions. Throughout April, the Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Program at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute – Jacksonville partnered with community members to educate and promote awareness of the disease. The Institute hosted a Parkinson’s Disease Symposium on April 2 and sponsored the First Coast Parkinson’s Run on April 23.
The Greatest Gift You Can Give: A Second Chance at Life

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: A Second Chance at Life

Published: April 27, 2016


In the dead of night, when everyone is asleep, the sky is dark, the moon is bright and silence fills the air for a calm and peaceful break from reality. But then the phone rings.
Seven years after surgery, oral cancer patient is cancer-free

Seven years after surgery, oral cancer patient is cancer-free

Published: April 22, 2016


Denise Matteo didn’t think twice about the broken tooth that caused her to see her dentist. “He looked at it and recommended $13,000 worth of dental work,” she said. “I was a single parent of two children and couldn’t afford it.”
Oral cancer patient says, “A second opinion saved my life.”

Oral cancer patient says, “A second opinion saved my life.”

Published: April 22, 2016


Retired nurse Susan Lloyd was diagnosed with stage 4 oral cancer in 2013. “It all started with a sharp pain in my jaw that made it painful to eat,” she said. “The nurse at my doctor’s office looked at the jaw, then gave me some Advil and told me to go home. The pain didn’t go away. It got worse.”
Caring for the caregiver: Neuro ICU nurse has brain tumor removed at UF Health Jacksonville

Caring for the caregiver: Neuro ICU nurse has brain tumor removed at UF Health Jacksonville

Published: April 22, 2016


Elizabeth Wiard has a special connection to the patients she cares for in the neuro intensive care unit at UF Health Jacksonville. That’s because not too long ago, she was a patient in that very same unit, recovering from a risky, but highly successful operation to remove a large brain tumor.

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NASA map of Zika's potential spread shows Florida as hot spot

News4Jax (WJXT) - Published: April 28, 2016

First Coast Connect: Child Abuse Prevention

WJCT - Published: April 19, 2016