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Controlling Asthma Requires Constant Vigilance, UF Physician Warns

Published: May 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Modern medicine can control most cases of asthma, but so many children don’t take their prescriptions as directed that health-care professionals and parents must constantly be alert for failure to follow doctor’s orders, a University of Florida physician warns.

University of Florida Capital Campaign Jumps past $500 Million Mark

Published: May 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With a major hurdle vaulted, the University of Florida’s five-year, $750 million capital campaign is making the right moves to reach the goal by the end of 2000.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Nearly Erases Recent Loss

Published: May 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida regained three points in May from the previous month, reflecting renewed faith in both the national economy and personal finances, University of Florida economists report.

UF To Launch Unique Program To Train Artist-Engineers

Published: May 26th, 1999

Computer engineering students will take classes in art and sculpture; art students will take calculus and physics.

Soft-Shell Crab Industry Cushions Blow Of Net Ban Amendment

Published: May 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE Blue crab aficionados have something to smile about: In the wake of the 1995 net ban, soft-shell crab production is on the rise in Florida.

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia patients, UF Researchers Find

Published: May 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—The millions of Americans who suffer from fibromyalgia live with a two-edged sword: excruciating pain, accompanied by the doubts of many who dismiss it as a made-up illness invented by a troubled mind.

A Material World: Defining Ourselves By Consumer Goods

Published: May 18th, 1999

Americans, and increasingly the rest of the world, are using brand names to create their identities, a University of Florida professor writes in a new book.

College Students Need More Real-World Preparation, Researcher Says

Published: May 14th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — College graduates nationwide — many of whom have scooped up their sheepskins in recent weeks — are unprepared for their new jobs because they lack the real-world experience needed to hit the ground running, a University of Florida researcher says.

Radiation And Chemotherapy Before Surgery Effective In Fight Against Rectal Cancer, UF Researchers Report

Published: May 13th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—The killing power of rectal cancer can be reduced sharply through a combination of radiation and drug therapy before surgery, University of Florida researchers report this month in the Annals of Surgery.

Community Plays Key Role In Preventing Teen Suicide, UF Scientist Says

Published: May 12th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—In a study of almost 15,000 teens, a University of Florida researcher has found that community involvement plays an important role in preventing suicide.