Edition Information: Volume 4, Issue 10, 2017

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! More than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the U.S. with most being women over 50, but 10 percent are younger than 45. There are many different symptoms of breast cancer and many women report no symptoms at all. This is why early detection is so important!

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New UF Study to Examine the Effects of Alcohol in People Who Are Infected with HIV

A group of university research scholars at the University of Florida in the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory are studying alcohol use in people who are HIV positive, specifically the brain effects of alcohol and reductions in alcohol.

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UF Researchers Find Unique Gene Therapy Prevents and Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in an Animal Model

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new therapy that they hope can lead the cure for MS. The process uses a gene therapy, which the researchers have been testing on mice. According to the researchers, between 71 percent and 81 percent of the mice had a near-complete remission of the disease when this treatment was used.

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HealthStreet Spotlight: Meet Chad T. Douglas

Please welcome Chad T. Douglas, UF HealthStreet's new Communications Specialist. Chad earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida in 2012 and his Master of Arts in Mass Communication at UF in 2017. He has previously worked at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History as well as Atlanta Digital Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Visit our Cancer Research Engagement Program web page HERE to learn about research opportunities, health education and medical and social resources all devoted to cancer!

Contact Cheri Knecht, (352-294-4882) for assistance with resources, clinical trials information or other cancer related concerns. 

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For More HealthStreet Events, Click on Our Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups and events that aim to better the community's health! 

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Resources for Researchers

HealthStreet offers great services to UF investigators. Community Health Workers meet community members in the field and link them to studies through the coordinator. We also routinely check our population database for persons who may fit eligibility criteria for UF studies.  Find out what HealthStreet can do for your research study! 

Pictured:  Participants in the Healthify-Me Focus Group.

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About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida.  By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you many low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, a clothing closet and a toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

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