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Category: Health & Nutrition

Dietitians are credible, with or without a white coat, study shows

When you see your physician in a white coat, chances are you might think he or she is smarter, more confident and perhaps even exudes a compassionate bedside manner. But what about dietitians? Do they need a white… Read More

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field:… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Lychee

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is colored bright red… Read More

Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course

Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities. This has awakened a volume of interest from a variety of… Read More

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2

That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain. This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans.  Read Part 1 here. Impacts on climate change  Oil, gas,… Read More

Study: How a unique family of bacteria hides from the immune system

The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis. Researchers have discovered… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites that are not… Read More

Time to Focus on Self-Care

We have all been through quite a lot throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have learned a lot about our own habits and the activities of others. Maintaining good health and adopting positive behaviors that promote… Read More

Living and Working Safely In The Florida Sun!

This piece was written by Dr. Lindsey Warner and I stumbled upon the article while checking out the UF Lakewatch Program’s awesome newsletter!  The sun safety info included was one of the most comprehensive and easy to read… Read More