Published Oct 11, 2021
Specialty: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Specialty: Urology
Physicians in the UF College of Medicine’s department of urology and division of cardiovascular medicine performed the first-in-human use of the JuxtaFlow® renal negative pressure treatment device after enrolling the first patient in a clinical trial to evaluate its safety and effectiveness....continue reading
Published Oct 11, 2021
UF Health is the Southeast’s only center of enrollment for the EVAHEART clinical trial. A first-of-its-kind LVAD device, the EVAHEART can help treat patients who otherwise would not be eligible for a transplant or unable to access one despite the need. The new LVAD device can help patients who are in end-stage heart failure enhance their quality of life, and potentially improve their survival....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
University of Florida researchers studying the use of a non-invasive brain stimulation treatment paired with cognitive training have found the therapy holds promise as an effective, drug-free approach for someday warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
A five-year national study designed to find better therapies to prevent and treat stroke will get underway at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, led by the university’s chair of neurosurgery....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
A new advanced deep brain stimulation device implanted by neurosurgeons at University of Florida Health will more precisely target areas of the brain for better management of tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....continue reading
Published Oct 7, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
Physicians have long recognized that women with denser breasts are at increased risk of invasive breast cancer, heightening the importance of mammography screenings. A large study led by a UF Health population scientist examined data from more than 193,000 women age 65 and older, including more than 70,000 who were at least 75, and found a positive association between breast density and breast cancer risk....continue reading
Published Sep 9, 2021
Specialty: Gynecology, Specialty: Pediatrics
The breastmilk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the study, researchers recruited 21 lactating health care workers and tested antibody levels in their blood and breastmilk before and after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Now the research team will investigate whether breastmilk containing these antibodies provides protection for infants who consume it....continue reading
Published Sep 9, 2021
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Ophthalmology
For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, M.D. , is sowing seeds of...continue reading
Published Aug 23, 2021
To solve the elusive medical mystery of why many adults have both high blood pressure and depression, University of Florida Health researchers took a long, indepth look at one suspected culprit: gut bacteria....continue reading
Published Aug 23, 2021
In terms of solutions for weight loss, pediatric weight-loss surgery is a relatively controversial concept. Alexander Ayzengart, MD, a surgeon at the University of Florida Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains how minimally invasive metabolic bariatric surgery is one of the only effective, long-term ways patients can see lasting changes, intended to not only improve a child’s quality of life, but prolong it....continue reading

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