Health & Medicine

FSU researchers: Regular stretching could improve muscles in eldery

Light stretching can make a big difference for elderly people with low mobility, according to a new study from a Florida State University-led team of international researchers. “The benefits of exercise are well known, but elderly people with limited mobility are often less likely to take part,” said the study’s lead researcher Judy Muller-Delp, professor […]

U.S. Military looks to FSU to develop revolutionary machine-learning tool to address upsurge in suicides

An alarming spike in suicides among U.S. military service members and veterans over the past 15 years is prompting the Department of Defense to turn to Florida State University’s renowned suicide research program to find solutions. A new federal grant will support innovative research led by Jessica Ribeiro and Joseph Franklin, both assistant professors in […]

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 […]