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How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

UF Health psychiatrist Jamie Smolen, M.D., writes about the effects of alcohol use on the brain in a new essay that’s getting picked up by news outlets nationwide. Dr. Smolen has joined more than 60 UF colleagues in writing for The Conversation, an independent website of news and views…

Even presidential candidates need sleep

Sleep is essential for good executive functioning and good general health. So how do candidates keep up the grueling demands of their schedules? Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., vice chair of UF’s department of neurology, weighs in with this piece, published in The Conversation. The demands of being a presidential candidate…