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Regional, language differences affect Hispanics’ health-care experiences

Published: Oct 9th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics face multiple barriers to health care, but their experiences in the health-care system can vary widely by language and geographical area, according to a new University of Florida study.

High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

Published: Jul 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease respond better to drug regimens aimed at controlling high blood pressure than non-Hispanic white women, University of Florida researchers report.

Hispanic students perform better in colleges with larger Hispanic communities, UF study finds

Published: Feb 15th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic students at community colleges with large Hispanic populations are more likely to earn higher grades and complete their courses, according to a study headed by a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Education.

UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

Published: Oct 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics make up the largest minority in Florida schools, but administrators in eight out of 10 school districts say they don’t have enough Spanish-speaking counselors to serve the growing Hispanic population, according to a University of Florida study.

Hollywood films portray biracial couples negatively if shown at all

Published: Oct 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite growing numbers of mixed couples in America, movie relationships between men and women of different races are most likely to be short-lived, oversexed and downright dangerous, a new University of Florida study finds.

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.

Study shows shoplifters more readily identified by behavior, not race

Published: Aug 10th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shoppers who leave the store without buying anything are much more likely to be walking away with stolen merchandise than those who do make a purchase, a University of Florida study finds.

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

New UF Farm Safety Program Targets 200,000 Migrant Workers

Published: Jun 30th, 2005

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Down on the farm, it can be downright dangerous – especially for thousands of Florida migrant farm workers who may not be familiar with rules and regulations designed to ensure their safety on the job. But help is on the way, thanks to a new University of Florida farm safety-training program aimed at the state’s 200,000 migrant farm workers.

UF Study: Latino Groups Face Different Prospects For Health In U.S.

Published: Apr 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Health deteriorates for Mexican immigrants after they become Americanized, but it improves for Puerto Ricans — and some Cubans and Dominicans — the longer they remain in the United States, a new University of Florida study finds.

Florida’s Hispanic population to grow more rapidly than that of state

Published: Jul 20th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Hispanic population will significantly outpace the state’s non-Hispanic white and black populations over the next 25 years, largely because of migration and high birth rates among this relatively young group of migrants, according to the latest projections from the University of Florida.