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Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2018 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. Of the 108 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 58 (54 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students […]

FSU researcher aims to better protect nation’s first responders

Technology breakthroughs in clothing materials and design have benefited all of us, but perhaps none more so than first responders. Burn injuries among firefighters have plummeted in the past decade. There’s just one problem: cases of heat stroke, exhaustion and cardiac arrest deaths have spiked upward because protective gear is much more insulated. New research […]

Indigenous nursing researcher to present health outcomes of Aboriginal populations

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will hold a seminar presentation to discuss cultural determinants for the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Ray Lovett, a fellow at Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council, will present at the seminar. Lovett, […]

College of Medicine creating more primary-care opportunities in Florida

The Florida State University College of Medicine and Winter Haven Hospital today announced plans for a new family medicine residency program in Winter Haven — a rural and medically underserved community east of Lakeland and about 45 minutes southwest of Orlando. It fits with the College of Medicine’s mission to be responsive to community needs, […]

Dissatisfaction in three dimensions: Researcher finds link between 3-D body scans, feelings of dejection

If you’ve made a habit of sidestepping mirrors and shunning your reflection, new research from Florida State University suggests that you may want to keep a safe distance from 3-D body scanners as well. In a paper published in the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, Jessica Ridgway, an assistant professor of retail entrepreneurship in the […]

Have a heart: FSU nursing researcher says social support key to heart failure management

The Heart Failure Society of America marks Heart Failure Awareness Week Feb. 11-18, 2018, to promote heart failure awareness, patient education and heart failure prevention. Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart’s muscle gets injured from something like a heart attack or high blood pressure and gradually loses its ability to pump enough […]

World-class researcher leads new campuswide center on behavioral health

Florida State University’s research reputation is set to receive a boost with the arrival of a highly regarded behavioral researcher whose focus includes improving the health of minority adolescents. Sylvie Naar, described as a “force of nature” by her department head in the College of Medicine, has been hired to direct FSU’s new Center for […]

Resolving to have a happier, healthier 2018? Reshape your body attitudes

Put together a list of New Year’s resolutions yet? Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. A Nielsen survey showed about one-third of Americans resolved to shed a few pounds and reshape their bodies. Here’s a better resolution: Lose the critical thoughts about your […]

FSU researcher finds link between excessive screen time and suicide risk

New research presents compelling evidence that the more time teenagers spend on smartphones and other electronic screens, the more likely they are to feel depressed and think about, or attempt, suicide. Florida State University Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Thomas Joiner, who co-authored a study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, said screen time […]

FSU researchers: Dancers need more calories, protein

Dancers are known for their svelte figures, but they often aren’t making the right dietary choices to fuel their bodies for long, intense performances, Florida State University researchers found in a new study. “It is fairly well recognized that dancers often have peculiar eating habits, and they do this in an effort to have the […]

College of Nursing announces distinguished alumni and faculty awards

The Florida State University College of Nursing will recognize two distinguished graduates, one faculty member and one student when it presents the 2017 Distinguished Graduate, DAISY Faculty and DAISY Student in Training awards during the Annual Alumni and Faculty Awards ceremony Nov. 17. The College of Nursing’s Distinguished Graduate Award, established seven years ago, recognizes […]

FSU researcher looking for clues about schizophrenia with NIH grant

A Florida State University researcher has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study potential molecular therapies for schizophrenia. The human brain’s 10 billion nerve cells communicate by transmitting signals through tiny connections known as synapses. Disruptions in those transmissions are an underlying cause of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric […]