New research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease can significantly improve by dancing. From June 3rd through June 5th, the Mark Morris Dance Company from New York will be at Shands Hospital in Gainesville to demonstrate to dance instructors how to work with Parkinson’s patients. WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked with University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance faculty member Jill Sonke about this unique component of Parkinson’s research.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/JillSonkeParkinsonFullFeatureforWeb.mp3]
Academic stress and depression are increasing among UF students. 5,088 students were seen by the CWC in the 2016 to 2017 fiscal year, which is around 10% of the student body.