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Does daily exercise cut back on older adults’ sedentary life? Study: not so much

Increasing moderate-intensity exercise in older adults led to little reduction in the overall time they spent in sedentary activity.

OT students meet with UF faculty and local practitioners to discuss career opportunities.

UF launches doctoral degree in occupational therapy

The college has received approval to offer the Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the first such degree program offered by a Florida public institution.

Provider’s preference for pain therapy can influence patient’s results

A health care provider’s beliefs about a particular treatment may have a strong influence on the patient’s outcome, according to a study by researchers in the department of physical therapy.

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Epidemiology Focuses on the Opioid Crisis


  • August’s Our Community, Our Health town hall on Opioids: A Crisis Facing Our Communities, co-hosted by Palm Beach State College and Palm Beach Substance Awareness Coalition. OCOH included speakers from UF, Nova Southeastern University, and Resolute Anesthesia & Pain Solutions. Our live events and nationwide livestream drew almost 200 people.
  • Kelly Gurka’s study on overdose prevention in rural West Virginia.
  • Linda Cottler’s Medication Use, Safety, and Evidence (MUSE) longitudinal, multisite study of extended-release/long-acting prescription opioids.
  • Cottler’s participation on the Alachua County Opiate Task Force with Alachua County Fire Rescue, Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Health.

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PHHP names 2017 Outstanding Alumni

Aug 31st, 2017

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Aug 23rd, 2017

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Concussions and CTE: More complicated than even the experts know

Aug 1st, 2017

A study of the brains of deceased NFL players raised concerns once again about concussions. Writing for The Conversation, Dr. Russell Bauer and Dr. Michael Jaffee argue there is still a lot we don't know.

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