Coronavirus ‘spillovers’ more frequent than thought

By DeLene Beeland • Nov 17, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have detected past instances of people becoming infected with a type of coronavirus that was until now thought only to be found in pigs. The infections occurred between 2014 and 2015 and no...

UF, Scripps Research green-light integration for Florida science powerhouse

By Melanie Fridl Ross • Nov 16, 2021 • Lead Story

The University of Florida and California-based Scripps Research have signed a definitive agreement to welcome the Florida branch of the science powerhouse into the research arm of UF’s academic health center — a step aimed at...

More than patient care: UF Health Archer Family Health Care celebrates 20th anniversary

By Anna Suggs Hoffman • Nov 15, 2021 • Video, Lead Story

When Dominique Calloway moved to the small, rural town of Archer, Florida, 11 years ago with her four children, she set out on a search to find the family a primary care provider. Expecting no closer option than Gainesville,...

Artificial intelligence in the intensive care unit: UF researchers developing novel solutions

By Doug Bennett • Nov 10, 2021 • Lead Story

In the intensive care unit of the future, a patient’s pain level will be captured through visual cues such as body movement and facial expressions. Sensors will record head and limb movements, posture and mobility. Other monitors...

Unvaccinated, expectant mother nearly dies of COVID-19, becomes vaccine champion

By Bill Levesque • Nov 9, 2021 • Video, Lead Story

Friends and family gathered at Amy Westman’s July 24 baby shower. Gifts and balloons and bursts of blue brightened the room. Blue cupcakes. Blue bows and wrapping paper. Blue as in boy. Her lovely Nicholas. Amy didn’t give much...

Hope & Healing Blog

by UF Health • Sep 23, 2021
Authors: Dorothy Hagmajer & Talal Elmasry After night shifts in the ICU, Sean Devine is tired. This is not atypical. In fact, Sean and his family...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Researchers offer a 7,000-step plan for longer life

Nov 26, 2021

It goes without saying that exercise offers outstanding health benefits. But we’re going to say it anyway. Physical activity keeps you trim, lowers blood pressure, increases cardiovascular and pulmonary fitness, and even improves mental health. And we’re not talking about running a marathon....

Animal Airwaves

Stopping lanternflies while keeping other animals safe

Nov 23, 2021

Since its U.S. debut in 2014, the spotted lanternfly has spread to 14 states in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest, wreaking havoc on trees, grapevines and other plants along the way. Although traps are recommended to stop these insects, there are good ones and others that do even more harm....