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UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

By Morgan Sherburne • Sep 23, 2016

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more affected by heavy drinking than...

UF Health researcher investigates natural treatment for liver cancer

By Matthew Splett • Sep 12, 2016

A UF Health researcher is studying a natural therapy for treating liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world. Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutics in the University of Florida...

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased rapidly in Florida since 2010

By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs • Aug 26, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has seen a sharp increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths over the past five years, according to UF Health researchers who co-authored a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report out on...

Veterinary Medicine professor receives key award from international group

By Sarah Carey • Aug 26, 2016

Nancy Denslow, Ph.D., a professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Florida, has received a key award from an international professional group for her scientific achievements. Denslow, who holds a joint appointment...

College of Nursing dean named Linda Harman Aiken Professor

By Tracy Brown Wright • Aug 4, 2016

University of Florida College of Nursing Dean Anna M. McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, has been named the Linda Harman Aiken Professor. Alumna Linda Aiken, Ph.D., R.N., announced a $1 million gift in February to endow the...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Amanda Austin • Sep 23, 2016
Vaughn Thornton geared up for a leisurely Sunday afternoon ride in early 2016. “It was what people would call a chamber of commerce kind of day-80...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Separation of Conjoined Twins

Sep 12, 2016

When Jacquelyn was 20 weeks pregnant, she and her partner, Mark, visited her obstetrician to have an ultrasound to find out the sex of their baby. Up to that point, they thought that Jacquelyn was carrying only one, since earlier sonograms captured only one heartbeat. The ultrasound revealed there... Read More

The POST Magazine

From the depths of the mind

September 2016

How UF researchers have turned 3-D-printed dreams into research realities

Health In A Heartbeat

Tai Chi found to be successful physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis

Sep 26, 2016

Physical therapy is often used to alleviate certain types of joint and muscle pain. But a recent study shows there may be a more chilled-out method to reap the benefits of physical therapy — the practice of Tai Chi, a type of Chinese martial art. The study by Tufts University researchers, presented...

Animal Airwaves

AA Live-Heat Stroke in Dogs

Sep 3, 2016

Dogs rely on different ways to cool their bodies than people do; they don’t sweat, for example, they pant. Under certain circumstances, these mechanisms prove ineffective, causing the risk of overheating. On Animal Airwaves-Live tomorrow, Dr. Alex Lynch, an emergency and critical care specialist,...