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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in six medical specialties for 2017-18

By Doug Bennett • Jun 27, 2017 • Lead Story

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in six medical specialties, according to the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World...

UF researchers identify gene variant to personalize therapy for deadly form of leukemia

By Matthew Splett • Jun 26, 2017 • Lead Story

A genetic variation identified by researchers at University of Florida Health may help clinicians target a deadly form of leukemia using a promising drug therapy. Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is a rapidly spreading type of...

Provider’s preference for pain therapy can influence patient’s results, UF researchers find

By Jill Pease • Jun 21, 2017 • Lead Story

A health care provider’s beliefs about a particular treatment may have a strong influence on the patient’s outcome, according to a new University of Florida study that evaluated people undergoing treatment for short-term low back...

Dual-lead deep brain stimulation shows benefit in treating severe MS tremor

By Michelle Jaffee • Jun 19, 2017 • Lead Story

Multiple sclerosis patients with severe, treatment-resistant tremors may gain marked improvement from deep brain stimulation surgery, or DBS, in which two DBS leads are implanted in the side of the brain opposite the tremor,...

Larry D. Waldrop, M.D., on the right, and a surgical technician work during the opening minutes of a May 31 shoulder replacement surgery for Mercia Reid, 74, a Gainesville woman with severe arthritis. The surgery involved a new technology allowing computer-assisted navigation of the patient’s shoulder using CT scan images.

UF Health surgeon performs first-of-its-kind computer-assisted surgery in U.S. using new technology

By Bill Levesque • Jun 15, 2017 • Lead Story

A University of Florida Health orthopaedic surgeon is one of two nationally to perform the first computer-assisted shoulder replacement surgery in the U.S. using a new technology allowing live navigation of the operative site....

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • May 12, 2017
Monitoring our tiniest patients within hospital walls and beyond. David “Jackson” Rodes was born on April 8 to Ashley DuBois and David Rodes of...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Markets for Health Care: Part 2 – The Market for Health Insurance

Jun 27, 2017

This is Part 2 of our newsletter on the distinction between the market for health care services and the market for health insurance. We begin by stating that competition in the health insurance market is a horse of a different color from competition in the health care services market. This is... Read More

The POST Magazine

Helpful Habits

May - June 2017

UF Researchers using new strategies to tackle Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.

Health In A Heartbeat

Hand sanitizer misuse dangerous for kids

Jun 23, 2017

Hand sanitizer, a flu-season must-have for parents desperate to help their sniffle-prone children ward off sickness, can pose some dangers itself if it is misused. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted this growing problem in a recent report that said the most prevalent problem...

Animal Airwaves

Doing your due diligence fighting heartworms

May 1, 2017

It’s mosquito season, which recalls the life-threatening effects of heartworm disease. So if you’re the parent of a dog, cat or ferret, listen up. Adult heartworms living inside dogs or wild canids—that is, their natural hosts—produce offspring that travel in the blood. Feeding mosquitoes ingest...