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New UF tool measures heart implant patients’ anxiety

Published: Jun 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Implantable heart devices are the treatment of choice for patients with potentially life-threatening irregular heartbeats. But the thought of receiving a high-energy shock to restore normal cardiac rhythm can strike fear in their hearts nonetheless.

Elders with anemia face increased health risks

Published: Jun 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elderly patients who develop anemia risk serious health problems that increase the odds they will be hospitalized and nearly double the chance they will die, according to findings from a long-term study by a multi-institute research team.

Exercise improves mental state of individuals with physical disabilities

Published: Jun 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Individuals with physical disabilities who participate in regular physical activity benefit emotionally from exercise, according to a University of Florida study.

Bone marrow may restore cells lost in vision diseases

Published: Jun 8th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists conducting experiments with mice have found evidence that the body naturally replenishes small amounts of cells in the eye essential for healthy vision.

Altered breast tissue development in young girls linked to pesticides

Published: Jun 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exposure to pesticides crosses the generations, according to a new University of Florida study that finds daughters of mothers who lived near areas of heavy agricultural spraying may be unable to nurse their children.