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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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Living in a chaotic world: how to keep anxiety at bay

Ella Fitzgerald sang that “into each life some rain must fall,” but it has felt like torrents of grief have fallen upon us in recent months. We all experience hardships and stress, and we...

Hungry parents may feed their kids more, UF study finds

The hungrier parents are at mealtimes, a new study shows, the more they may feed their young children, which could have implications for childhood obesity....

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

The likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to age 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18, according to a new University of Florida study....

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Behavior Changes May Be First Signs of Alzheimer's

Researchers have developed a checklist to help spot those at potential risk

Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability

Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

How to Spot the Warning Signs of Heat Stroke

Risk of high-temperature trouble rises with age and chronic health issues, experts warn