Health & Medicine

FSU researcher improving maternal mental health outcomes in Florida

About 15 percent of all mothers in Florida report experiencing depression during pregnancy or after childbirth, but fewer than 20 percent of mothers seek or have access to professional help. Much of the problem lies in the lack of routine screening by prenatal care providers. A new grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration […]

FSU researcher testing safety of low-dose ketamine to treat depression

People who get no depression relief from Prozac-type medicines have found a fast-acting substitute in a drug called ketamine. But is it safe? The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Florida State University researcher nearly $2 million to investigate ketamine, which some have called a wonder drug. Over the next five years, College of […]

Massive study by FSU researchers confirms that loneliness increases risk of dementia

A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The risk is across the board, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education — or whether you […]

Late night snacker? Make it cottage cheese

Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have […]

FSU College of Medicine recognized for diversity success

The Florida State University College of Medicine has received the 2018 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes U.S. medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing, veterinary, allied health and other health schools demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The College of Medicine, one of […]

Father’s nicotine exposure may cause behavioral problems in future generations of his children

While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, far less has been known about risks for offspring of men who smoke. A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in mice produced results that suggest nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren. […]

Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. For the […]

Dance Marathon at FSU presents $1M check to College of Medicine

Dance Marathon at Florida State University and Children’s Miracle Network at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital presented today a check for more than $1 million to the FSU College of Medicine for the benefit of children throughout Gadsden and Leon Counties. Earlier this year, Dance Marathon at Florida State announced that it had […]

Nursing professor receives $1.275M federal grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of Nursing, received the $1.275 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

FSU indigenous nursing research center seminar to feature Aboriginal nursing expert

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will present a seminar by an Australian registered nurse, researcher and historian of Aboriginal nurses and midwives. Odette Best, associate professor and Aboriginal health research coordinator in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Southern Queensland, Australia, is […]

FSU Internal Medicine Residency Program at TMH welcomes new director

Claudia Kroker-Bode, M.D., Ph.D., has been named program director for the Florida State University College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Kroker-Bode succeeds founding program director Gregory Todd, M.D., J.D., who now serves as the College of Medicine’s clerkship director for advanced internal medicine and director of the FSU Center for […]

FSU faculty member to be inducted as fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

A Florida State University College of Nursing faculty member has been selected for induction as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing. Professor James Whyte IV is one of 195 highly distinguished nurse leaders who will join more than 2,500 academy fellows who are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and […]