GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the start of this year’s hurricane season Thursday (June 1), Florida’s residents are preparing for the all-too-familiar havoc the storms can wreak. But hurricanes cause more than flooding, high winds and power outages – they also spawn public health hazards that often aren’t evident until days after winds die and storm waters recede.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older women who regularly mix prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications are risking their health, University of Florida nursing researchers warn. Many also don’t think to tell their health-care providers about the nonprescription medicines they are taking — and too often practitioners fail to ask.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to popular belief, experts are more effective than peers in successful HIV prevention campaigns, a University of Florida study found. However, the most effective resources are experts whose gender and ethnicity match the patients seeking guidance.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As people age into their 70s, their ability to walk a quarter mile becomes an important predictor of overall health and even how long they might live, according to study findings published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.