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Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joining a gym to log in hours on the elliptical or hiring a nutritionist for guidance are good ideas to shed pounds but typically too pricey for people with low incomes, as are many programs geared toward boosting wellness.

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.

Family in constant flux, despite traditional ideals, UF author says

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ozzie and Harriett could say “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver,” but a University of Florida author of a new book finds that stay-at-home moms and traditional marriage have seldom been the prevailing standards throughout history.

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Published: Jun 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors advise new mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a baby’s life, but a simple yet often untreated problem can sabotage their […]

Pediatricians say colleagues cautious about treating chronic pain in children

Pediatricians say colleagues cautious about treating chronic pain in children

Published: Mar 3rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many pediatricians don’t think it’s their responsibility to treat severe, chronic pain in their patients, according to a new study co-authored by several University of Florida College of Medicine researchers and an investigator from Molloy College.

Coital conservatism ended before birth control pill arrived, says researcher

Published: Feb 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pill did not give birth to the sexual revolution despite the widespread belief in its libidinously liberating effects that persists to this day, says a University of Florida professor.

UF urologists use robot to shave time off vasectomy reversal, raise sperm counts

UF urologists use robot to shave time off vasectomy reversal, raise sperm counts

Published: Jan 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida urologists have used robot-assisted surgery to cut about 20 minutes off average surgery time for conventional vasectomy reversal using a microscope. Sperm count after […]

Scaling back kids’ holiday gift expectations a sensitive subject, UF experts say

Published: Dec 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To say this year’s economy has been less than robust would be an understatement.