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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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New program focuses on the aging brain

WCJB TV 20 -- As we age, it becomes just as important to stay mentally sharp as it is to stay physically healthy. Even though your brain can't "pump iron" like your muscles can, a new local program aims to help work out your mind.

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UF and The Village launch program to help older adults improve brain health

UF Health Vitality Mind provides residents of The Village and the community with free cognitive assessments and interventions.


Mental training has lasting effects on everyday function as we age

GAINESVILLE SUN -- Bette Archard wakes up at 7 a.m. every Monday to walk her toy poodle. Two hours later, she heads to the pool for an hour-long water aerobics class. Archard, who is 91, repeats this routine three times a week.

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Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to...

Researchers find new fertility drug to be more effective than one used for past 40 years

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fertility drug used for more than four decades could soon be replaced with another drug that is 30 percent more effective in helping women become pregnant, according to a...

Simple test helps doctors catch more concussions on the field

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On the football field, sometimes the signs of a concussion are subtle. A player may have taken a tough hit but isn’t showing symptoms yet, and either doesn’t...

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Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors' Lives

Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Distractions Seem More Troublesome with Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

Routine Errands a Risky Time for Falls by Seniors

Study suggests sidewalks, curbs may be key to keeping older pedestrians safe