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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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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.


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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How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

WCJB TV 20 -- UF Health Vitality Mind's Dr. London Butterfield discusses how to set goals and stay motivated.

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Study finds link between dengue epidemics and high temperatures during strong El Niño season

Epidemics of dengue are linked to high temperatures brought by the El Niño weather phenomenon, a University of Florida scientist working with an international team of researchers has found.

UF celebrates 50 years of Gatorade

The research question posed to University of Florida professor J. Robert Cade, M.D., and his research fellows in 1965 was a simple one: Why were so many Gator football players getting sick in the...

UF Health researchers work to develop Type 1 diabetes vaccine

Vaccines exist to protect against many maladies — flu, chickenpox and polio, among others. University of Florida Health researchers hope to soon add Type 1 diabetes to that list.

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Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults

Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Higher-Volume Rehab Centers Better for Hip Fracture Recovery

Patients more likely to go home within a month if facility handles more than 24 such cases a year

Calcium Intake and Bone health

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