UF researchers develop genetic score to improve pediatric cancer treatments

By Matthew Splett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients. The predictive score brings a precision medicine...

UF Health pediatric expert answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots for kids ages 12-15

By Doug Bennett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

As cases of the omicron variant continue to surge, two federal agencies have approved booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old children.  Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., a professor in the...

UF Health study suggests association between COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction

By Bill Levesque • Dec 21, 2021 • Lead Story

If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of coronavirus infection — erectile dysfunction. A new University of Florida Health...

Meditation brings robust immune system activation, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Dec 14, 2021 • Lead Story

Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have found. The findings are believed to be the first comprehensive genomic study of how...

Discovery of dual-degrading compound could pave way for more effective cancer drugs

By Matthew Splett • Dec 8, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have developed a new compound that simultaneously attacks two key proteins critical for a cancer cell’s survival, a discovery that could aid in the development of more effective leukemia, lung...

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

Soundtrack of nature soothes the soul

Jan 19, 2022

Listen to the whisper of a breeze through a forest, or the gentle burbling of a stream over a rocky bed. Pay attention to the birds as they greet each new day with throaty, joyful calls. These sounds from nature not only help calm our busy lives — new research finds they also can confer profound...

Animal Airwaves

Can protein-rich dog food be too much of a good thing?

Jan 19, 2022

Pet food marketing can create a number of misconceptions for pet parents. One is that dogs are obligate carnivores — that is, they need lots of meat. That’s not true. Like us, dogs are omnivores, meaning they thrive on diets that balance protein, carbohydrates and fat. In fact, eating too much...