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UF-developed device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

UF-developed device may reduce swallowing health risk in patients with Parkinson’s disease

Published: Nov 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A hand-held device that strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing can address a serious symptom of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new University of Florida study.

Some kids with spinal cord injury may be overlooked for walking rehabilitation

Published: Nov 15th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The traditional way to predict whether children can regain movement after spinal cord injuries may exclude a small subset of patients who could benefit from therapy, according to two studies presented by University of Florida researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week in San Diego.

UF, FSU receive grant for community-based clinical research

Published: Nov 15th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and the Florida State University College of Medicine today jointly received $600,000 from the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida to strengthen research, education and service efforts in public health and to boost economic growth.

UF researchers go to Haiti to mitigate cholera threat, explore possible sources

UF researchers go to Haiti to mitigate cholera threat, explore possible sources

Published: Nov 9th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida public health researchers are back in Haiti this week, tracking the cholera outbreak and distributing oral rehydration packets assembled by College of Pharmacy faculty and students.

Antibacterial agent could cause pregnancy problems

Antibacterial agent could cause pregnancy problems

Published: Nov 4th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A chemical found in everything from antibacterial soaps and lotions to socks and toothpaste may disrupt an enzyme that plays an important role in pregnancy, University of Florida researchers say.

Cutting physician payment may curb unnecessary prostate cancer therapy, lower health care costs

Cutting physician payment may curb unnecessary prostate cancer therapy, lower health care costs

Published: Nov 3rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Paying physicians less for a commonly administered prostate cancer therapy can help curb inappropriate use and save health care dollars, without having a negative impact on people who need the treatment, according to a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine.