Published Jul 16, 2021
Hiren Mehta, MD, and his team at UF Health use a specific computerized tomography scan that allows for the detection of any lung cancer abnormality — no matter how subtle....continue reading
Published Jul 16, 2021
When Melissa Buchanan’s husband could no longer breathe on his own, she thought they’d hit rock bottom....continue reading
Published Jun 28, 2021
A new University of Florida study finds that patients with COVID-19 who displayed symptoms of disorientation and confusion were three...continue reading
Published Jun 25, 2021
Specialty: Pulmonary and Lung Surgery, Specialty: Pediatrics
An internationally recognized physician who performed more than 100 lung transplants has joined the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s...continue reading
Published Jun 25, 2021
Specialty: Pediatrics
Parents are still learning how best to manage their children’s health after a COVID-19 infection. This is especially true for...continue reading
Published Jun 25, 2021
Specialty: Pediatrics
The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is in a tie for the No. 1 children’s hospital in Florida...continue reading
Published Jun 21, 2021
The first things Christina Hall noticed were her yellow eyes. Typically, Christina’s eyes are a deep brown. But one morning...continue reading
Published Jun 7, 2021
University of Florida scientists have determined the glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1, appetite-suppressing hormone systems found in the gut and...continue reading
Published May 27, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
University of Florida researchers have discovered a marine natural product that binds to a new site of tubulin, an important target for cancer drugs. For decades, cancer researchers have been targeting one of tubulin’s six binding sites. The UF researchers discovered a new chemical compound that targets a seventh binding site....continue reading
Published May 11, 2021
Jorge Lascano, M.D., director of UF Health’s adult cystic fibrosis program, and a team of clinicians have been at the...continue reading


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