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UF study: elderly admit hearing loss but not necessarily its effects

Published: Dec 17th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The elderly aren’t as stubborn as stereotyped in their unwillingness to admit hearing loss, although they may still deny the strain it creates for themselves and others, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF researcher: more intensive search patterns may prevent deaths of lost Alzheimer’s patients

Published: Dec 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most Alzheimer’s and dementia patients who are found dead after becoming lost in the community stray no farther than a mile from their home or living facility, yet it may take days or weeks to locate them, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF study: hospital mergers not necessarily more costly for patients

Published: Oct 9th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Big corporate mergers can be the healthy choice for patients’ wallets, according to a new University of Florida study, which found that hospital consolidations often lead to lower prices.

New research uncovers how the voice gives away a person’s age

Published: Oct 1st, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows wrinkles and gray hair are visible signs of age. But indicators of age in a person’s voice are harder to pin down: For every seeming giveaway such as low volume, it’s easy to think of an exception.

UF researchers identify new form of dementia

Published: Apr 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida believe they have identified a new form of dementia, a disease that develops mostly in elderly people and is characterized by a progressive, generally irreversible loss of mental capabilities.