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Video UF, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Feb 3, 2011 • By

Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship. “We have some sweet potato pie here, macaroni and cheese there and some collard greens and some dressing back here,” Trollyn Gillins said to the group. “So we […]

Video UF addiction expert says winning big on a bet could lead to a gambling problem

Jan 21, 2011 • By

Millions of people suffer from gambling addictions in the United States. Find out what health care experts say are the warning signs of a problem.

Video UF addiction medicine expert warns of the dangers of excess drinking around the holidays.

Dec 15, 2010 • By

Drinking spirits around the holidays has become as much of a tradition as celebrating the holidays themselves. Find out what health care experts are saying about this spike in alcohol use.

Video UF psychiatrist offers tips on how to avoid the stress of the holidays

Dec 8, 2010 • By

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most stressful time of the year. Watch and learn how to prevent holiday stress.

Slideshow Video UF-developed device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Nov 22, 2010 • By

A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study. In what researchers believe is the largest randomized trial of a behavioral swallowing treatment in patients with Parkinson’s disease, scientists found that about one-third of the volunteers who used […]

Video County health leaders commend UF, Shands for tobacco-free efforts

Nov 17, 2010 • By

Leaders from the Alachua County Department of Health and the Tobacco Free Alachua program recently recognized the University of Florida and Shands HealthCare for their continuing work to create a tobacco-free environment for their employees, students and patients. Steven B. Pokorny, Ph.D., director of health promotion at the health department, and Tobacco Free Alachua Vice […]

Video Antibacterial agent could cause pregnancy problems

Nov 4, 2010 • By

A chemical found in everything from antibacterial soaps and lotions to socks and toothpaste may disrupt an enzyme that plays an important role in pregnancy, University of Florida researchers say. Thought to be harmless, triclosan gives many soaps and lotions their antibacterial oomph and is found in hundreds of popular products. But a team of […]

Video Cutting physician payment may curb unnecessary prostate cancer therapy, lower health care costs

Nov 4, 2010 • By

Paying physicians less for a commonly administered prostate cancer therapy can help curb inappropriate use and save health care dollars, without having a negative impact on people who need the treatment, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine. University of Florida urologist Scott Gilbert, M.D., and colleagues at the University […]

Video College of Veterinary Medicine opens new state-of-the-art small animal hospital

Oct 25, 2010 • By

UF Veterinarians have a new home to care for animals. Watch and learn why people are calling this hospital one of the best.

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