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PHHP celebrates its 60th anniversary

Published: Feb 6th, 2018

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One in five older adults experience brain network weakening following knee replacement surgery

Published: Feb 6th, 2018

The UF team found that 23 percent of patients experienced a decline in at least one brain network.

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Study suggests maintenance period after weight loss is much shorter than hoped

Published: Jan 17th, 2018

Dr. Kathryn Ross found that participants in a weight loss program started regaining weight much sooner than expected.

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Nittrouer serves as doctoral commencement speaker

Published: Dec 18th, 2017

Dr. Susan Nittrouer, a nationally-recognized speech-language scholar, addressed UF’s graduating doctoral students at their December 15 graduation.

$2 million grant to help researchers identify older adults at risk for cognitive changes after surgery

Published: Nov 15th, 2017

Dr. Catherine Price and Dr. Patrick Tighe are applying a novel twist to a well-known cognitive screening test.

Scientific success

Published: Oct 26th, 2017

Dr. Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng of the department of epidemiology and his wife Dr. Yu-Jung (Jenny) Wei of the College of Pharmacy, have each landed prestigious National Institutes of Health-funded Career Development Awards, or K awards.

UF launches new study of marijuana’s health effects in people with HIV

Published: Oct 24th, 2017

Researchers led by Dr. Robert Cook will conduct the largest and most comprehensive study to date on the health effects of marijuana in people with HIV.

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1 in 9, or 11 million, U.S. men are infected with oral HPV

Published: Oct 16th, 2017

Researchers in the department of health services research, management and policy found oral HPV infection rates are substantially higher in men, and men are more likely to be infected with the most dangerous strains of the virus.

Timely treatment of lesions that may cause anal cancer can cut risk, mortality by 80 percent

Published: Sep 26th, 2017

A study led by Dr. Ashish Deshmukh is the first to offer age-specific recommendations for treating the lesions.

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

Published: Jul 18th, 2017

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