Controlling Asthma Requires Constant Vigilance, UF Physician Warns

Published: May 28 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.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Nearly Erases Recent Loss

Published: May 27 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.

University of Florida Capital Campaign Jumps past $500 Million Mark

Published: May 27 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 To Launch Unique Program To Train Artist-Engineers

Published: May 26 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 21 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 20 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 18 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 14 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 13 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 12 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.

UF Anthropologists Study Techniques To Solve Mysteries Of Dead Bodies

Published: May 11 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida scientists are studying a real-life invasion of the body snatchers in hopes of finding new ways to solve the mysteries of old murders or accidental deaths.

UF Researcher: Florida Leads Nation In Many Statistical Categories

Published: May 7 1999

GAINESVILLE — Florida ranks has the lowest undergraduate in-state tuition in the nation, while one of its metropolitan areas leads the country in personal income, the latest statistics from the University of Florida show.

Pediatric Waiting Rooms Become Classrooms While Patients Wait

Published: May 6 1999

GAINESVILLE — A 4-year-old girl sits in a hospital waiting room for nearly an hour, anxious over the shot she’s about to receive. She and her parents are getting restless.

Farmers Can Tap Into New Market With Flower Crops

Published: May 5 1999

MILTON—Panhandle farmers can trade in snap beans for snapdragons in a move to boost their earnings.

UF Researcher: Athletes Likely To Have Symptoms Of Eating Disorders

Published: May 4 1999

GAINESVILLE — Athletes are more likely than nonathletes to report symptoms of eating disorders, even though participation in sports can help young people have better self-images, a University of Florida researcher has found.

The Size Of Blue Jays: Tiny Planes To Show Their Stuff In Competition

Published: May 3 1999

GAINESVILLE — As an avid windsurfer, Peter Ifju knows firsthand how a strong, light, flexible sail can make the best of whatever the wind has to offer.

In Harm's Way: Engineers To Measure Hurricane Forces On Homes

Published: May 10 1999

GAINESVILLE — As the hurricane churns towards land, researchers fan out into evacuated coastal cities in the storm’s path, setting up equipment that could provide vital new information on nature’s most powerful storms.