Institute prepares for handling disease disasters
Institute prepares for handling disease disasters

Ebola simulation gives disaster and health professionals hands-on experience On the morning of Nov. 4, 2019, Anna Chocallo arrived at a local health care facility. She had a fever, and

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Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?
Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?

A collaborative study out of Athens is trying to determine if having a pet can improve the mental state of older adults. Foster cats are being placed with people 60

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UGA leading effort to develop universal flu vaccine
UGA leading effort to develop universal flu vaccine

The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health to develop a new, more advanced influenza vaccine designed to protect against multiple strains of influenza virus

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College of Public Health faculty, students head to APHA in Philly
College of Public Health faculty, students head to APHA in Philly

Ahead of the 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo, faculty and students at the University of Georgia College of Public Health are gearing up to share their

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Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director
Travis Glenn tapped as interim bioinformatics institute director

After eight years of service, Jessica Kissinger, a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Genetics, is stepping down as director of UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics. Travis Glenn, associate professor

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Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight
Study: Health coaching helped employees lose weight

Health and wellness programs are becoming more common in the workplace, as employers look to boost productivity and keep their workforce healthy and happy. But with so many types of

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Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain
Researchers to study medical cannabis and chronic pain

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia will study how legalized medical cannabis affects people living with chronic pain. To date, 34 states and the District of Columbia

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Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese
Playing Mahjong, socializing can improve mental health among older Chinese

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it may as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. Regularly

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Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills
Teens who don’t date are less depressed and have better social skills

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally. Yet

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Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption
Partitioning vegetables can increase consumption

Research shows food presentation can affect eating behaviors Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who

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