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Large-scale study sheds light on painful jaw disorder

Large-scale study sheds light on painful jaw disorder

Published: Nov 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A large clinical study of painful jaw problems commonly known as TMD disorders has revealed a wide range of findings, including how women apparently grow more vulnerable to the condition as they age.

Aggressive medical therapy could help prevent stroke

Aggressive medical therapy could help prevent stroke

Published: Sep 8th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To prevent a common type of stroke, intensive medical therapy could be better by itself than in combination with surgery that props open affected arteries. But it remains to be seen whether the apparent advantage will prove true over the long term.

New measurements prove it: Active older adults less likely to become cognitively impaired, UF researchers find

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Reaching over to make the bed or bending to get a grocery bag might not be the typical idea of being physically active. But all those everyday movements add up and could contribute to health benefits, especially among older adults — even if it’s not clear just how much energy seniors are exerting.

UF review of resveratrol studies confirms potential health boost

Published: Jun 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable.

Study shows stroke patients can improve walking ability

Study shows stroke patients can improve walking ability

Published: May 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stroke patients regain walking ability through at-home strength and balance exercise provided by a physical therapist just as well as when they participate in programs that practice the actual task of walking using a treadmill and partial body weight support, according to a study published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

Tips geared for older adults available in updated UF/IFAS disaster-planning guide

Published: May 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older person living on your own or if an older adult relies on you for help, the next few weeks are a perfect time to spend creating a disaster plan, a University of Florida researcher says.

Insurance benefits for exercise programs can cut health costs, UF Institute on Aging director says

Published: May 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Structured exercise and physical activity programs should be covered by insurance as a way to promote health and reduce health care costs, especially among high health-risk populations such as those who have diabetes.

Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Course correction needed for Alzheimer’s therapies, experts warn

Published: Jan 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Misaligned research, medical challenges and harsh economics are thwarting efforts to slow the destructive course of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to a trio of nationally regarded Alzheimer’s researchers writing a “Perspective” in Thursday’s (Jan. 27) issue of the journal Neuron.