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Short Children Too Often Viewed As Handicapped, UF Researchers Say

Published: Dec 11th, 1996

GAINESVILLE —The availability and aggressive marketing of synthetic growth hormone can lead to short stature in children being treated as a disease or disorder when often there may be no real problem, say professors at the University of Florida.

Insurance Industry Braces For Another Busy Hurricane Season

Published: Dec 10th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Next year’s Atlantic hurricane season promises more storms – not a good prediction for South Florida, which still is paying for Andrew’s strike four years ago, said University of Florida professors.

This Year’s Citrus Crop May Bring Lower Prices To Florida Consumers, Growers

Published: Dec 6th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Consumers may see a decline in orange juice prices at their grocery stores this spring, just as citrus growers around the state feel the effects of this year’s bumper citrus crop.

UF Study: Ailing Black Elders Can Count On Help From Family And Friends

Published: Dec 5th, 1996

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Blacks are twice as likely as whites to care for their aging relatives, University of Florida researchers report.

Florida’s Healthy Kids Plan Wins National Award

Published: Dec 3rd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—Thanks to an idea that struck Steve Freedman while he was shaving nine years ago, thousands of Florida children now have access to affordable medical care.

New MRI ‘Football’ Helmet Yields Clearer Images Of Brain

Published: Nov 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—At the University of Florida, football players aren’t the only ones wearing helmets these days. Off the field, UF researchers have developed specialized headgear to explore the body’s ultimate frontier–the brain.

UF Economists: Post-Election Optimism May Lead To Higher Holiday Sales

Published: Nov 27th, 1996

GAINESVILLE — Strong consumer confidence may translate into good holiday sales for retailers, say University of Florida economists.

Composting Dead Chickens Is An Economical Way To Deal With Disposal

Published: Nov 26th, 1996

GAINESVILLE—In an effort to stay ahead of environmental rules that may prohibit burying dead birds, Florida poultry farmers soon may turn to composting the thousands of birds that die daily in chicken houses.

UF Researcher’s Experience With Poverty Provides Insight Into Welfare

Published: Nov 25th, 1996

GAINESVILLE— Cheryl Amey was a 30-year-old single mother of four living in poverty when she realized the only chance for a better life was to go back to school and get a college degree.

From Hogs To Lottery Tickets, Abstract Answers Florida’s Questions

Published: Nov 22nd, 1996

GAINESVILLE—A typical phone call in a typical day for Carol McLarty might be from a reporter wanting to know where Florida ranks in U.S. hog production.