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The elective courses are offered through various Health Science Center colleges at the University of Florida and are administered entirely online during a given semester. The courses focus on specialty […]

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Agencies consider age-based bans on indoor tanning devices

August 28, 2017

Tanning beds could be added to the list of activities with age restrictions… like the use of alcohol, tobacco and firearms… if the Food and Drug Administration acts on the concerns of a growing...

Are your triglycerides too high? Get up and go for a walk

August 30, 2017

It is well-known that too much sitting, especially for long periods of time, can be bad for your health. Excess sitting has been linked to heart disease, high cholesterol and obesity. New research...

Depression following surgery is common. Here’s how to reduce it

August 25, 2017

If you’ve ever undergone a major surgery, you may know the anxiety and stress that follows. In fact, experts say it’s quite common for patients to experience bouts of depression after a major...

How to avoid back pain on your next vacation

August 29, 2017

Whether you’re going on vacation, or traveling for business, there is always a risk of developing pesky back or leg pain during long hours sitting in a car or a plane. Staying seated for too long...

What’s in a name? Veggies taste better when given cool monikers

August 31, 2017

Most people know they should eat vegetables to stay healthy, but many fail to do so. A new report suggests people might be enticed into eating more veggies if there is a little zest — in the name,...