CALL US: 1-352-733-0111

First patient enrolled in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

By Doug Bennett • Jun 22, 2016

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a landmark clinical trial to study the effectiveness of three hepatitis C medications. The initial patient has begun a 12-week drug regimen and is one of 3,750...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in nine medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jun 21, 2016

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in nine medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals...

Existing diabetes drug shows effectiveness against chronic liver disease

By Doug Bennett • Jun 20, 2016

Researchers have found that an existing diabetes drug can be used to halt progression of another disease that is a leading cause of liver transplants. A three-year clinical trial led by University of Florida Health researcher...

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

By Jill Pease • Jun 16, 2016

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health and...

Fine-tuning chemistry to destroy bacterial biofilms

By Matthew Splett • Jun 15, 2016

Just as a piano tuner adjusts the tension of the strings for optimal sound, medicinal chemists at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are fine-tuning the structural positions of chemical compounds to find the most...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • May 17, 2016
During a family vacation in 2003, Christina Miller noticed an unusual shortness of breath and fatigue as she traveled Europe. Christina, 17 years old...READ MORE

On The Same Page

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Jun 23, 2016

In rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on June 21, the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is recognized as one of the nation’s 50 best hospitals for children in nine of the 10 specialties ranked. UF Health’s pediatric programs were the most-recognized in the state, and seven of the... Read More

The POST Magazine

A recipe for a healthy community

April 2016

A UF Health program helps North Florida eat well, access health care and participate in research.

Health In A Heartbeat

Kids’ urinary tract infections are increasingly drug resistant

Jun 24, 2016

Urinary tract infections, a fairly common ailment in children, are getting tougher to treat. A study published recently in the British Medical Journal found that pediatric urinary tract infections typically caused by the E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Drugs such as...

Animal Airwaves

Rabies on the range

Jun 1, 2016

When the topic of rabies comes up, it’s often in the context of small animals. But in some locales, increasing numbers of cattle are also contracting rabies — with signs that often differ from those in dogs and cats. Instead of becoming aggressive, a cow with rabies tends to quiet down. She may...