Tests show common diabetes drug slows age-related vision loss

By Doug Bennett • Oct 16, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

A common and affordable Type 2 diabetes drug may someday have a new use in fighting vision loss, say University of Florida Health researchers who tested it in mouse models and found it slowed the loss of photoreceptors in the eye...

UF Health plays vital role in patient care after Hurricane Michael hits Panhandle hospitals

By Doug Bennett • Oct 11, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

While the Gainesville area was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, University of Florida Health has played a vital role in the disaster response. On Thursday afternoon, UF Health Shands Hospital received its first...

UF student works to improve community health in Africa thanks to National Geographic grant

By Kacey Finch • Oct 8, 2018 • Lead Story

Being charged by elephants, crossing the Nile River and hiking through an African conflict area with armed guards has humbled Nick Dowhaniuk. Now, he’s embarking on a two-year journey funded by National Geographic to study...

Class about Type 1 diabetes has a twist: All the students are living with the disease

By Bill Levesque • Oct 4, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

The sound of beeping during a typical University of Florida lecture might draw a few quizzical glances, some people perhaps wondering why anyone would still be using an outdated pager. When the beeping interrupts a certain...

UF study suggests children with cochlear implants need long-term interventions to improve language

By Jill Pease • Oct 1, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

Children with cochlear implants should continue to receive speech and language therapy throughout elementary school even if they appear to be performing well when they start school, according to a new University of Florida study...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Hannah Elliott • Oct 7, 2018
As part of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, UF Health Psychiatry hopes to make room for a new “S talk” in the classrooms of Alachua County...READ MORE

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Recognizing Risks

May 2018

New program at UF Health assesses brain functions of older patients before surgery

Health In A Heartbeat

Shoeless children may develop better balancing skills

Oct 5, 2018

Barefoot children may gain an advantage in life — at least when it comes to certain movements. Children who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently than kids who always wear shoes, according to recent findings by German researchers. The result: Barefoot children are...

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Keep Pets Safe and Emergency Surgery At Bay This Halloween

Oct 5, 2018

Halloween safety for pets is often overlooked in the quest for the best costume and stocking up on treats. But pet owners should be mindful that costumes and treats both can pose life-threatening hazards for pets. Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez, a small animal surgeon, will discuss some of the situations...