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The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

The Most Common Neurological Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of

Ed Linde always wore long pants as a young man to hide his skinny legs and cover the metal braces he had to wear, because of his condition. Linde suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth, a debilitating neurological disease that takes away a person’s mobility. Most people have never heard of it, but it affects one in 2,500 […]

How Does Age Impact Your Ability to Make Decisions?

You’re in the grocery store, meandering past the bananas (too much sugar) and the asparagus (too pricey). There was a time years ago when you would have loaded up on both items. But now you’re more interested in Brussels sprouts. This is a fascinating phenomenon to Assistant Professor of Psychology Nichole Lighthall. “Everyday decision making […]

Back Pain Treatment Costs, Opioid Use Drop When Patients Seek Immediate Care

Low back pain affects nearly 70 million Americans and is considered the leading cause of disability in the United States. Costs associated with the condition exceed more than $100 billion each year. A research team led by the University of Central Florida has evaluated how the use of physical therapy to treat acute low back […]

How to Reduce Stress

You would never know it by listening to Karen Hofmann’s calm voice that April is one of the busiest times on her calendar. As the director of UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), she is mentally in the shoes of other people all year. Her staff of 50 counselors and support staff will experience the […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.