Published Nov 22, 2021
Specialty: Gynecology
Research into fetal growth restriction, common birth defects and the role of the placenta, can lead to better outcomes for families during and shortly after pregnancy, as well as for decades to come....continue reading
Published Nov 22, 2021
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Gynecology
A University of Florida Health practice recently began offering genetic screenings to gynecology patients as part of their annual exams. The screenings are a way to identify patients who may have a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancer....continue reading
Published Nov 22, 2021
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Neurology and Neurosurgery, Specialty: Pediatrics
A first-in-human clinical trial to test a novel form of immunotherapy to treat the most aggressive forms of malignant brain tumors has begun. A UF Health pediatric oncologist received a $2.5 million grant from CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to undertake the trial....continue reading
Published Nov 19, 2021
Specialty: Geriatrics
The COVID-19 pandemic tested geriatricians by taking away important tools to treat elderly patients susceptible to delirium. UF Health physicians tinkered with existing delirium protocols in an effort to provide specialized care for these especially fragile patients....continue reading
Published Nov 15, 2021
Specialty: Orthopaedics, Specialty: Pediatrics
In partnership with Shriners Children’s, the University of Florida pediatric orthopaedics division is enhancing the patient experience with groundbreaking research, new faculty and a kid-friendly practice location. Services for pediatric orthopaedics, including an EOS imaging system, a cast room, X-ray rooms and physical therapy are now in one place, streamlining patient care....continue reading
Published Nov 15, 2021
Specialty: Orthopaedics
A University of Florida Health survey of parents and caregivers of youth baseball pitchers found that 83% of the nearly 100 quizzed were unaware of the existence of safe pitching guidelines. The findings of this survey were recently published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy....continue reading
Published Nov 15, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
The ocean is calling and beneath its surface dwells and unseen power to heal. UF Health researcher Hendrik Luesch, MD, explores the world’s oceans in search of natural compounds to treat cancer and other diseases. In these uncharted waters, lies new chemistry, new biology and new cures just waiting to be revealed....continue reading
Published Nov 12, 2021
Specialty: Orthopaedics
University of Florida health researchers are studying individualized pain management plans that minimize the risk associated with using opioid medications by studying genotype-guided therapy for pain management. The study looks at how testing a patient’s genotype and prescribing pain medication based on genotype result can influence pain control after surgery....continue reading
Published Nov 4, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
In the battle against one type of leukemia, a genetic mutation could hold the key to more effective, lower-dose treatments. The new, early findings by University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues are especially relevant for older or frail patients who may not be able to tolerate high-dose chemotherapy....continue reading
Published Nov 2, 2021
Project ECHO Diabetes is a program run at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute that aims to improve access to care for children and adults with Type 1 diabetes and those with Type 2 diabetes who require multiple daily doses of insulin. The program reaches an estimated 50,000 people with diabetes in rural communities....continue reading

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