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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: With climate change, malaria risk in Africa shifts, grows

A larger portion of Africa is currently at high risk for malaria transmission than previously predicted, according to a new University of Florida mapping study.

UF education technology faculty researcher lands record number of NSF grants

A UF College of Education faculty member has scored four National Science Foundation research grants – with a fifth award pending official announcement – all in the same funding cycle,...

'Personalized medicine' drives better outcomes for certain heart patients

In the weeks and months after a patient gets a heart stent, blood clots can pose a major threat to recovery. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found that a quick genetic test can tell...

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Too Much TV Linked to Leading Causes of Death

Study found the more time spent in front of the tube, the greater the risk

Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines

Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

Too Many Seniors with Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study Suggests

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds