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Researchers Publish Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.


Approximately 36 percent of adults in the U.S. do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon cancer, 18 percent of osteoporotic fractures, 12...
26-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists Between What Black and White Borrowers Pay for Home Mortgages


Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most.
19-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Hispanics More Confident of Personal Finances and the U.S. Economy Compared to a Year Ago, Latest FAU Poll Says


Hispanics have grown steadily more confident in their personal finances over the past year, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole, according to the latest survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.
19-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

What Clinicians Need to Know about Bilingual Development in Children


Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. A researcher at Florida Atlantic University provides important insight for clinicians.
17-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Lack of Ultimate Meaning in Life Associated with Alcohol Abuse, Drug Addiction and Other Mental Health Problems


One of the most commonly used treatment models in addiction is the 12-step model developed in the 1930s and rooted in spirituality. Yet, surprisingly, there is no clear understanding about how to nurture spirituality among people struggling with...
13-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Neuroscientist Develops New, Rapid Dementia Screening Tool that Rivals ‘Gold Standard’ Clinical Evaluations


Determining whether or not an individual has dementia and to what degree is a long and laborious process that can take an experienced professional such as a clinician about four to five hours to complete. A leading neuroscientist at FAU has...
12-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Student and Surgeon Collaborate on New, Alternative Procedure to Radical Mastectomy


Elizabeth Hopkins has spent more than 640 hours shadowing Hilton Becker, M.D. In 2014, she had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, using a revolutionary procedure developed by Becker that is an alternative to radical mastectomy, is done...
3-Aug-2015 9:00 AM EDT

FAU to Develop Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections


Florida has approximately 11,450 bridges. Inspecting and maintaining them is arduous, especially since so many of the state’s bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas. Researchers at FAU are developing unmanned marine vehicles for on-water...
28-Jul-2015 9:00 AM EDT

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FAU Professor Leads Research on Sensory Biology of Sharks and Massive Seasonal Migration of Blacktip Sharks in South Florida


16-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT

FAU Neuroscientist Leads Efforts to Detect and Treat Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia


Every 67 seconds someone is the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., one of the most prominent neuroscientists in the country, is at the helm of cutting-edge research, screening...
15-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Professor and Expert on Statins Publishes Guidance for Clinicians


Dr. Charles H. Hennekens has done ground-breaking research on the benefits of statins, aspirin, ACE inhibitors, ARBs as well as beta adrenergic blockers. His guidance will assist clinicians to address the clinical and public health challenges to...
10-Jun-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Professors Provide Most Updated Information on Aspirin in the Prevention of a First Heart Attack


Professors from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Arizona have published an article emphasizing that the evidence in treatment indicates that all patients having a heart attack or who have survived a prior event should be given...
2-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Facts and Myths About Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements


Clinicians and patients have become concerned about the possible, but unproven links between calcium supplements and heart attacks. Professors at Florida Atlantic University provide reassurance, supporting the benefits of these important...
25-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Professor Endorses Recent FDA Statements on Use of Aspirin to Prevent a First Heart Attack


Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first to discover that aspirin prevents a first heart attack and is of lifesaving benefit when given during a heart attack or among long-term survivors, was invited by the editor of Nature Reviews: Cardiology...
2-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Professor Publishes Need for Wider Utilization of Statins in Prevention and Treatment of Heart Attacks and Strokes


Researchers have published the benefits of statins in the prevention of heart attacks and strokes in subjects previously thought at too low a risk to be treated. They present new clinical and public health challenges with respect to the use of...
26-Aug-2013 9:00 AM EDT

FAU Experts for the 2013 Hurricane Season

14-Jun-2013 6:00 PM EDT

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