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Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

Parents play a powerful role in predicting DUI

Published: Sep 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sipping the occasional glass of wine may seem relatively harmless, and could even be beneficial to the drinker’s health. But for parents, even moderate drinking can result in one unintended consequence: an increased risk their children will drive under the influence as adults.

Researchers look for new ways to get teens to take their medicine

Researchers look for new ways to get teens to take their medicine

Published: Aug 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Skipping doses of medicine or taking it at the wrong times can worsen a patient’s condition and lead to costly complications — even organ rejection in patients who have undergone a kidney transplant.

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Published: Jun 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toddler’s tiny teeth are destined to fall out in later years as their permanent pearly whites grow in. But for some children, especially those from low-income families, cavities and poor oral health lead to complicated dental problems long before they even graduate from their cribs.