Parkinson’s disease

Sunflower Revolution Marks 10 Years of Memories

Sunflower Revolution Marks 10 Years of Memories

The format has changed over the years, as have the people, the locations and the colors of the jerseys. But the mission of the Sunflower Revolution – to educate, raise awareness and fund Parkinson’s disease research – has never wavered. This year organizers can proudly say the event “has legs,” as the Sunflower Revolution marks…
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Dr. Fredy Revilla Dives into the Details of Parkinson’s Disease on WMKV’s HealthScope

Dr. Fredy Revilla, medical director of the UC Neuroscience Institute’s Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, explains Parkinson’s disease and offers hope for the future on WMKV’s HealthScope. Listen to the segment here>> This file is very large and may take several minutes to download.

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It’s Destination Rabbit Hash for Sunflower Revolution 100k

It’s Destination Rabbit Hash for Sunflower Revolution 100k

Rabbit Hash, Ky. – This bike ride is not for everyone. It is 100 kilometers long, with winding roads and hills that demand fortitude on the way up and fearlessness on the way down. But the Sunflower Revolution Fitness Festival’s 100k event on Sept. 8 is worth the price of admission for any skilled cyclist…
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Gardner Center Specialists Provide Answers for Essential Tremor

Gardner Center Specialists Provide Answers for Essential Tremor

March is Essential Tremor Awareness Month, and everyone at the James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders sends a vote of confidence and a word of encouragement to the more than 2,000 Gardner Center patients who are affected by this progressive neurological condition. The Gardner Center is a…
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Tennis Event Is a ‘Smash’

“Serve an Ace for Parkinson’s,”  a January event benefiting the Gardner Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders at the UC Neuroscience Institute, assembled many familiar faces for a great cause. The Australian Open-themed evening was complete with a round-robin tennis tournament, food and prizes to raise funds for neurosurgery research at the Gardner Center. Read…
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Tonic for the Brain: Arias from Cincinnati Opera

Tonic for the Brain: Arias from Cincinnati Opera

The power of music, with all of its beauty and adjunct neurological benefits, swept through the lobby of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) on Wednesday as the hospital celebrated a new partnership with Cincinnati Opera. Among those enjoying the occasion – which included arias and Broadway tunes from four gifted young vocalists —…
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Runners Roll Out a 26.2-Mile Red Carpet for a Friend with Parkinson’s

Runners Roll Out a 26.2-Mile Red Carpet for a Friend with Parkinson’s

It was to be Matt Wilbur’s fourth and last New York City Marathon, and his last marathon, period. The man who had run 30 marathons – one of them in less than 3 hours — was now taking more than seven hours to complete the 26.2 miles. But Hurricane Sandy pummeled Matt’s plans for a…
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Former Executive Moves ‘Pedal for Parkinson’s’ Into High Gear

Former Executive Moves ‘Pedal for Parkinson’s’ Into High Gear

In the summer of 2011, Ben Contra went public. At age 49, after hiding a major health condition for two and a half years from everyone except his doctor and his wife, he came out with the secret that he had Parkinson’s disease. Over the course of a weekend, he told his children, his mother,…
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Linda Armstrong Is 2012 Sunflower Victory Award Honoree

Linda Armstrong Is 2012 Sunflower Victory Award Honoree

Contact: Cindy Starr (513) 558-3505 cindy.starr@uc.edu Linda Armstrong, a longtime advocate for people with Parkinson’s disease, was honored with the 2012 Sunflower Victory Award at the Sunflower Revolution Symposium & Expo last Saturday in Loveland, Ohio. The award was presented by Kim Seroogy, PhD, Director of the Selma Schottenstein Harris Lab for Research in Parkinson’s…
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In Honor of His Patients, Dr. Revilla Sets His Sights on a Summit

In Honor of His Patients, Dr. Revilla Sets His Sights on a Summit

Movement disorders specialist Fredy J. Revilla, MD, won’t be able to attend the Sunflower Revolution bike ride and symposium this year. But he is hoping to send a big hello – and a hurrah! – from the summit of Mount Sajama, the highest mountain in Bolivia. Dr. Revilla hopes to reach the summit, 6,542 meters…
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