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UF Study: Some Illnesses, Life Events Make Elders Vulnerable To Depression

Published: Nov 16th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although common among the elderly, depression is not a personal weakness or character flaw, but rather a major medical issue and public health concern, a new University of Florida study finds.

Despite Effects On Perceived Health, Many Elderly Ignore Hearing Loss

Published: Nov 4th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Despite mounting evidence that hearing loss affects health, a significant number of elderly people don’t seek treatment for the problem, even when their hearing loss is substantial, University of Florida researchers say.

Universal Design Allows Home Buyers To Age In Place

Published: Mar 31st, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Your first home can fit your needs for a lifetime, with new design techniques available to builders today, says a University of Florida housing and home environment specialist.

Funding Shortfall Could Cost Elderly Their Independence, UF Study Finds

Published: Feb 25th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Several hundred thousand elderly Americans living in federally-subsidized apartment housing could lose their independence as the new millennium begins because of funding shortfalls, according to a University of Florida study being released next week.

UF Researcher Finds Way To Slow The Aging Process

Published: Jan 25th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Contrary to what Juan Ponce de Leon thought when he searched for it in the 16th century, the fountain of youth is made of anti-oxidants, not water, and it’s a lot easier to find than the famed explorer thought.