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Memory Bias Leads To Happiest Marriages, Says UF Researcher

Published: Dec 31st, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Doses of self-delusion can be very useful in sustaining marital bliss, says a University of Florida researcher of newlyweds.

UF Study: Terminally Ill Put Little Thought Into Choosing Treatment

Published: Dec 23rd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — What may be the decision of a lifetime often takes mere minutes when people consider treatment for fatal illness, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Researchers: Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Ulcers

Published: Dec 19th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers report a blood test they helped develop can accurately detect the bacteria that causes most ulcers — at less than one-fourth the cost of endoscopy, the standard diagnostic tool.

Shopping For Children? UF Instructor OffersTips For Lasting Gifts

Published: Dec 10th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Stores are bursting with bright packages promising endless hours of entertainment for children. But if toys offer just one way to play, they may not hold children’s attention for long, a University of Florida child development expert says.

UF Shands Transplant Team Performs Rare Combined Liver-Pancreas Transplant

Published: Dec 10th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—A 14-year-old Orlando girl with cystic fibrosis was discharged from Shands Children’s Hospital today after undergoing a rare combined liver-pancreas transplant, the state’s first for this particular disorder.

UF Researchers Investigate Phenomenon Of Seizure-Alert Dogs

Published: Dec 9th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Determined to separate fact from fiction, University of Florida researchers are attempting to document the existence of seizure-alert dogs — animals that purportedly can detect seizures about to strike their owners and warn them of the coming trouble.

UF Researcher: Families Not Necessarily Best Suited To Care For Elderly

Published: Dec 4th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Many aging parents would rather take the risks of personal freedom than kowtow to their grown children for help with daily living, a University of Florida study finds.

Students With Drinking Problems Think They Can’t Cope, UF Research Shows

Published: Nov 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—College students who feel unable to cope with bad moods are much more likely than their peers to become problem drinkers, a new University of Florida study indicates.

Shands Program Provides Support To Children With Life-Threatening Asthma

Published: Nov 5th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—A program that identifies children and young adults with life-threatening asthma and teaches the correct response to an attack has better controlled asthma attacks in 77 percent of patients, said researchers at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

UF Researchers Report Estrogen Hastens Healing

Published: Oct 31st, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Estrogen speeds wound healing in older postmenopausal women, report researchers from England’s University of Manchester and the University of Florida in this week’s issue of the journal Nature Medicine.