A New Research Study Will Use Mobile Phones to Try and Better Understand Asthma

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in childhood in the U.S. Adherence to prescribed controller medication for those with persistent subtypes of asthma is low among adolescents, according to […]

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

During the winter months, there is more crowding, touching and a much higher chance to spread germs around. Air travel also spreads viruses around the country and flu season reaches […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): What It Is and How to Treat It

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur around the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter […]

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Food Insecurity: A National Town Hall”

UF HealthStreet’s most recent Our Community, Our Health national town hall took place on November 14, 2017 from 6-7pm. This town hall focused on topics of food deserts and food insecurity. […]

New Research to Study Breathing and Swallowing Across a Human Lifespan

A new UF study will examine swallowing and breathing in healthy adults in order to better understand how swallowing and respiratory impairments manifest and progress in individuals with amyotrophic lateral […]

In Case You Missed It: UF HealthStreet’s 2nd Annual Night of Dance

Last year in August more than 500 people from Gainesville and surrounding communities gathered in Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville for an evening of live music, dancing, food, and […]

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Less than 2% of the population participates in health research. Women, older adults, members of racial/ethnic minority groups and rural populations are often underrepresented in research, leading to findings that do not account for everyone.

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