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Mobile health apps show promise for improving health outcomes

Published: Mar 20th, 2017

Research led by Dr. David Fedele suggests that mobile health, or mHealth programs, may make a difference in promoting healthy behaviors.

Starting Ahead, Staying Ahead

Published: Feb 16th, 2017

UF’s Early Childhood Summit brought together more than 100 scholars, policy makers, advocates, philanthropists and practitioners to create actionable ideas to improve children’s early years.

Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

Published: Jan 19th, 2017

Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight.

Can we delay or prevent dementia?

Published: Jan 13th, 2017

Dr. Adam Woods leads a multi-university clinical trial that investigates whether pairing non-invasive electrical brain stimulation with cognitive training may slow or prevent the onset of dementia.

UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

Published: Dec 22nd, 2016

Drs. Ira Longini and Natalie Dean, along with group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization, have published the final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is safe and effective. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

UF Health receives grant for Summer Health Professions Education Program

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

The six UF Health colleges have received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop a free residential program for students who are underrepresented.

UF to receive nearly $10 million for new agricultural safety and health center

Published: Nov 29th, 2016

The grant will allow researchers to explore the occupational safety and health of people working in agriculture, fishing and forestry in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and North and South Carolina.

Nearly half of family physicians don’t follow national guidelines for prediabetes screening

Published: Nov 8th, 2016

A new study led by Dr. Arch Mainous finds that only about half of family physicians report following national guidelines for screening patients for prediabetes.

Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

UF infectious disease researchers have found that a non-virulent variant of cholera has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years.

Researchers use gene therapy to treat pulmonary dysfunction in Pompe disease

Published: Sep 15th, 2016

Dr. Barbara Smith and researchers at the Powell Gene Therapy Center have conducted the first in-human study of gene therapy to treat respiratory dysfunction in patients with infantile onset Pompe.