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What do you do if your kid refuses to go to school?

Published: Oct 7th, 2013

By Stephanie Jallen, Mustafa Pirzada and Mathew Nguyen Special to The Gainesville Sun Overall, it is an exciting time of year. But for some families, back-to-school means complete morning meltdowns […]

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New MIT Research Could Help PTSD Sufferers

Published: Sep 24th, 2013

Memories might have the potential to be diminished, but they cannot be selectively erased, said Barry Setlow, associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the University of Florida.

Obama Announces R. Gil Kerlikowske – Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Obama Announces R. Gil Kerlikowske – Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Published: Aug 5th, 2013

R. Gil Kerlikowske, the current Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position generally referred to as the United States “Drug Czar“. Recently visited the University of […]

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Dr. Mark Gold Named to Second Term as UFAA Distinguished Alumni Professor

Published: Aug 5th, 2013

The University of Florida Alumni Association (UFAA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Mark Gold as the Distinguished Alumni Professor for the 2013-15 term.

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Moms’ High-Fat, Sugary Diets May Lead to Heavy Offspring With a Taste for Alcohol, Sensitivity to Drugs, Research Finds

Published: Aug 5th, 2013

Nicole Avena, PhD, a research neuroscientist with the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute, says the rise in prenatal and childhood obesity and the rise in number of youths abusing […]

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Florida Physician

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

Richard Shriner, MD is the first UF physician to earn board certification in obesity medicine.

Side effects and addiction show this spice is not nice

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

By Jorge Avila, Nicole Graham, Mustafa Pirzada, Kari Hawkins and Mathew Nguyen Spice or K2 refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce highs similar to marijuana and that […]

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Dr. Khurshid: Sleep Problems and Substance Use Disorders, An Often Overlooked Link

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

Sleep problems and substance use disorders often go together, according to UF’s Dr. Khurshid who says many people continue to have insomnia even after they are able to successfully stop […]

Dr. Smolen talks about Glee’s Cory Monteith’s drug overdose on WCJB TV20

Dr. Smolen talks about Glee’s Cory Monteith’s drug overdose on WCJB TV20

Published: Jul 23rd, 2013

The death of Glee’s young television star Cory Monteith has highlighted the return of heroin to public eye. Dr. Jamie Smolen says the fact that someone who’d been through rehab died […]