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Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Published: Jan 8th, 2019

A new study finds low levels of physical activity can put adults with a normal weight at the same risk for heart disease as adults who are overweight.

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UF researchers develop cheap, quick test for Zika

Published: Dec 17th, 2018

The test uses inexpensive, commercially available equipment, including a coffee mug with a USB port, cell phone and LED light. Image: CDC

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Linda Cottler begins new chapter

Published: Dec 14th, 2018

She is stepping down from her position as chair of epidemiology and will continue as a professor in the department, PHHP’s associate dean for research and founding director of UF HealthStreet.

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New UF program to prepare students to fill therapy workforce gap in early childhood programs

Published: Dec 5th, 2018

The program will train occupational, physical and speech-language pathology therapy students to treat the needs of young children with disabilities.

Clinicians demonstrate intermittent hypoxia therapy.

When less oxygen heals

Published: Dec 4th, 2018

A novel therapy may strengthen breathing and other movements among those with severe spinal cord injuries and other conditions.

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HSC Fall 2018 Recognition Ceremony

Published: Oct 19th, 2018

Join us Friday, Dec. 14 at University Auditorium as we honor graduates of PHHP, Nursing and Pharmacy.

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EGH student works to improve community health in Africa thanks to National Geographic grant

Published: Oct 19th, 2018

Being charged by elephants, crossing the Nile River and hiking through an African conflict area with armed guards has humbled Nick Dowhaniuk.

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Class about Type 1 diabetes has a twist: All the students are living with the disease

Published: Oct 4th, 2018

Dr. Ashby Walker leads the class that introduces students to diabetes research.

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Long-term interventions could help children with cochlear implants improve language

Published: Oct 2nd, 2018

A team led by Dr. Susan Nittrouer finds sixth graders with cochlear implants lagged behind their peers in language development, but strong literacy instruction could help close the gap.

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Small changes to football practices can yield large reduction in head impacts

Published: Aug 27th, 2018

Researchers estimate that shortening time spent on higher-risk drills by 15 minutes could help players avoid about 1,000 head impacts during their college careers.