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$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.

The Repurpose Project at UF

Published: Nov 9th, 2017

Drs. Sherrilene Classen and Linda Struckmeyer are part of an interdisciplinary team that is researching design and technological innovations to retrofit existing housing for people with disabilities.

UF studies explore how public health professionals use Twitter for professional development, public education

Published: Nov 7th, 2017

Dr. Mark Hart and his team found that public health practitioners are actively using Twitter for networking and to share health information with the public.

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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Concussions and CTE: More complicated than even the experts know

Published: 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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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.

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

Published: Jun 21st, 2017

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.