Edition Information: Volume 4, Issue 11-12, 2017

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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 sclerosis (ALS).

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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 Rachel Sweenie, a graduate student working on this study.

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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 wellness. The inaugural event, UF HealthStreet’s Night of Dance, was a celebration promoting community, diversity, health research and the arts.

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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.

Watch the recorded livestream here!

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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 blues." SAD, specific to winter, may be related to changes in the amount of daylight a person receives.

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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 its height in late fall and early winter. This is because viruses circulate better in colder weather. Here are some tips to stay healthy during the holiday season...

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HealthStreet Spotlight: Meet Lauren Minnick

 Please welcome Lauren Minnick, UF HealthStreet’s new Quality Control and Data Entry Specialist.

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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! 

Click here to see our November calendar 

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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.

Learn how HealthStreet can help your study

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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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