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UF Health Vitality Mind

Welcome to UF Health Vitality Mind! The purpose of this innovative collaborative program between The Village in Gainesville, FL and the University of Florida is to explore strategies to help older adults maintain and improve their brain health and quality of life. We are also a VITAL ‘learning laboratory’ and hope others will join in our quest to uncover new possibilities for maximizing brain health.

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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

WCJB TV 20 -- UF Health Vitality Mind's Dr. London Butterfield discusses how to set attainable, successful goals for the new year.

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Eagle Scout builds dog park for residents of The Village

GTN News Gainesville -- Eagle Scout Addison Foli has created a dog park on the campus of The Village retirement community. The new park gives residents and their pets a new spot to exercise and socialize.

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Recent UF graduate authors lead paper in Neuropsychology’s special issue on aging

Dr. Anna Yam’s study of everyday cognitive abilities in older adults appeared as the lead article in a special issue dedicated to cognitive aging.

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UF to receive nearly $10 million to support new agricultural safety and health center

The University of Florida has received a grant of nearly $10 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, for...

Identifying damage to the brain’s superhighway

University of Florida researchers have developed a template showing the brain’s superhighways and how they are impacted by a stroke. The brain images required to create the template were...

Simple genetic test shows promise for better outcomes in heart stent patients

A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, a group led by University of Florida...

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Electronic In-Hospital Prescribing: Trouble for Older Adults?

Study found 41 percent of meds that can increase drowsiness were set too high for seniors, linked to accidents

Elder Abuse Often Missed in ER

Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

Bonus from Your Blood Pressure Med: Fewer Fractures?

In study, a certain class of medications was tied to more resilient bones for older patients