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UF study reveals black patients require more medicines at higher doses to control blood pressure

Published: May 16th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cardiologists have long acknowledged that high blood pressure is more difficult to treat in patients of certain racial or ethnic origins. That’s especially true for black people, who are at higher risk of developing the condition, are often afflicted with it at a younger age and are less likely to respond to medications designed to control it.

UF professors: Hollywood changes roles of minorities, but not whites

Published: Jan 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Hollywood lens has shifted stereotypes of blacks from the shiftless or brutal characters of yesteryear to that of second-string players whose roles only boost those of whites in modern movies, a new book by University of Florida researchers finds.

UF study: black students give higher grades to black colleges

Published: Jan 9th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black students attending the nation’s historically black colleges and universities say they make greater strides in a broad range of academic and social areas than their counterparts at predominantly white institutions indicate they attain, a University of Florida study shows.