HealthStreet January Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2019

Visit Our Website: MyHealthStreet.org

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Pictures of the Panelists for the OCOH Town Hall on Healthy Aging -Evidence Based Lifestyle Interventions

Meet the Panel: Healthy Aging – Evidence-Based Lifestyle Interventions [OCOH Town Hall]

UF HealthStreet invites community members to a discussion about the potential for intermittent fasting, “keto” diets and physical activity to optimize well-being and longevity....READ MORE »

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For More HealthStreet Events, Click on Our Calendar!

Every month, HealthStreet hosts a variety of services, Community Health Worker outreach efforts, classes, support groups, and events that aim to better the community's health! 

Click here to see our January calendar 

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Help Us Make 2019 the Best Year Yet!

Happy New Year to all of our community members, near and far! It's going to be a great year! 

Check out HealthStreet’s upcoming special events...READ MORE »

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The University of Florida celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of events throughout the month of January. Click here for more information.

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Did you know?

HealthStreet provides support groups and other resources for people diagnosed with cancer, including opportunities to participate in health research.

Our survivor cohort has over 900 people. If you're interested in joining, call us at (352) 294-4880. 

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Interested in participating in research?

UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers to enroll.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. 

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

  1. A study for men 41- to 51-years-old, with a bachelor's degree or higher, to test basic cognitive and motor functions for comparison against NASA astronaut data, 
  2. A study for women 18+ with symptoms of chest pain who are not diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and have no heart blockages or stents, and
  3. A study for women 18+ who are pregnant or within one-month postpartum who are comfortable with mobile phone apps and able to read, write, and speak English.

HealthStreet’s Cancer Research Engagement Program also provides numerous opportunities for community members to participate in health research at the University of Florida. 

Here is one of the studies we are currently recruiting for:

  1. A study that examines if the study drug, Niraparib, works against advanced stage neoplastic cancers.

Visit our Cancer Research Engagement Program web page for health education and medical and social resources devoted to cancer.

If you are interested in hearing more about these and other studies, please contact HealthStreet at 352-294-4880.

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Learn how HealthStreet can help your study:

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About HealthStreet

HealthStreet is a community engagement program that connects community members to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in health research at the University of Florida.  By completing a health assessment with one of our Community Health Workers, we can provide you with information about low or no-cost services, including eye exams, mental health counseling, dance classes, cooking classes, health support groups, and a clothing closet and toiletry pantry. Your voice is important, and you can be heard by becoming a HealthStreet member. 

Learn More about HealthStreet

 

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