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UF researchers develop way for physicians to determine risk in chronic heart disease patients

Published: Sep 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians who treat heart disease patients often wonder how to determine if their patients are at risk of another heart attack or stroke. Now, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have created a simple risk score that can help them do so.

Researchers uncover genetic key for improved blood-thinning therapy for African-American patients

Published: Jun 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have discovered a way to make a blood thinner safer for about 40 percent of African-Americans taking the drug by linking a common gene variation to the dose.