UF Health researchers look to smartwatch app to fend off pandemic face touching

By Bill Levesque • Sep 23, 2020 • Lead Story

Many Americans are simply touching their faces too often during the novel coronavirus pandemic, public health officials have observed, potentially increasing their exposure to the pathogen. But just try to stop. Face touching is...

Two medical professionals conduct Covid-19 tests.

UF Health Screen, Test & Protect unveils new saliva test to replace uncomfortable nasal swabs

By Bill Levesque • Sep 21, 2020 • Lead Story

It’s getting a lot easier and more comfortable to receive a novel coronavirus test at the University of Florida. The UF Health Screen, Test & Protect initiative on Saturday began offering saliva coronavirus testing for...

UF researchers find changing gut microbiota, taming inflammation may help battle colorectal cancer

By Marilee Griffin • Sep 21, 2020 • Lead Story

Colon cancer may be treated or even prevented by altering microorganisms in the intestine and by combating inflammation with a clinical treatment previously used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, findings from a study...

UF neurosurgery chair elected president of Congress of Neurological Surgeons

By Michelle Jaffee • Sep 21, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida neurosurgery chair Brian Hoh, M.D., MBA, has been elected the 2020-21 president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, one of the largest international neurosurgical societies, with over 9,800 members....

Smartphone-based saliva test that can detect COVID-19 earns UF professor honors in national contest

By Sarah Carey • Sep 17, 2020 • Lead Story

A University of Florida professor and his industry collaborators have won second place in a technology competition sponsored by the National Institutes of Health for a smartphone-based, rapid saliva test they developed that can...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Kyndal Rock • Sep 2, 2020
How 9-year-old Kendall Lewis navigates life with VACTERL association. If you ask 9-year-old Kendall “Miss K” Lewis how many surgeries she’s had in...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

Health In A Heartbeat

Sitting at home is not the same as sitting at work when it comes to health risks

Sep 23, 2020

You might want to sit down for this. It turns out, while too much sitting can be bad for your health, not all kinds of sitting are equal. How’s that? We’ve all been told that sitting too long raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and other health problems. But recent research suggests that...

Animal Airwaves

Two-way viral spread

Sep 23, 2020

The advent of COVID-19 put the spotlight back on diseases we can catch from animals. But microbial transmission cuts both ways. That’s right — sometimes it’s people who spread pathogens to animals. With SARS and the H1N1 flu pandemics, animal infections occurred after human outbreaks. Even the...