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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.


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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UF neuroscience study sheds light on effect of methamphetamine on the brain

University of Florida Health neuroscience researchers have published findings revealing new insights into the abnormal firing of neurons in the brain associated with dopamine release after intake of...

Weight loss information on top Spanish-language websites often inaccurate

It can be hard enough to shed unwanted pounds. For Spanish speakers seeking weight loss information online, it could be even harder, thanks to the prevalence of inaccurate and incomplete information...

Exercise releases hormone that helps shed, prevent fat

If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here’s some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from forming....

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Clots May Be the Cause of Fainting in Some Elderly

But doctors don't often suspect pulmonary embolism, researchers say

Better Way to Treat Seniors' Ankle Fractures?

'Close contact casting' might help many avoid surgery, study suggests

Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors

Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer