Coffee and cigarettes: UF Health research sheds new light on nicotine and morning brew

By Doug Bennett • Aug 16, 2022 • Lead Story

For some smokers, the first cigarette of the day is just not as satisfying without a cup of coffee. That could be more than just a morning habit: Chemical compounds in roasted coffee beans may help lighten the effects of morning...

Sleep medication use is dropping dramatically, study led by UF Health researcher shows

By Bill Levesque • Aug 10, 2022 • Lead Story

Americans aren’t turning to pharmaceutical options as often in the never-ending battle for a good night’s sleep. The use of medication to treat sleep disturbances has fallen dramatically in the United States in recent years after...

Umbilical cord lining cells in culture

UF Center for Regenerative Medicine recruiting for trial on potential therapy for autoimmune disorders

By Bill Levesque • Aug 2, 2022 • Lead Story

The University of Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine today announced the launch of a clinical trial to test safe dosages of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in the treatment of two debilitating autoimmune disorders. The...

UF biological scientist Helmut Hiller works in the lab for the highly successful Network for Pancreatic Organ donors with Diabetes, or nPOD. A new UF-based biobank of heart and kidney tissue to study diabetes will follow the nPOD model. (Photo by Jesse S. Jones.)

UF Diabetes Institute to establish novel biobank to study cardiovascular and kidney disease in diabetes

By Bill Levesque • Aug 1, 2022 • Lead Story

A major step toward transforming the understanding of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the millions of Americans with diabetes occurred Thursday when the National Institutes of Health designated the University of Florida...

UF Health Shands hospitals nationally ranked in 10 adult, pediatric medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jul 26, 2022 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital once again has the most nationally recognized adult and pediatric specialties among Florida hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The 2022-23 Best Hospitals report released...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Jun 30, 2022
For Janet, 78, the uncontrollable shaking was causing her frustration to boil over. The only silver lining was that her identical twin sister, Janis...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Enough to make your heart skip a beat: 80% have suboptimal heart health

Aug 17, 2022

Take a moment and check your pulse. How’s your resting heart rate? And your cholesterol? How healthy do you think your heart really is? An American Heart Association study finds that 80% of us — that’s 4 in 5 people — scored below-optimum in the “Life’s Essential 8” heart and brain health checklist...

Animal Airwaves

U.S. veterinarians helping Ukrainian pets in need

Aug 16, 2022

As the war in Ukraine rages on, people across the globe are stepping up to help the most vulnerable. That includes U.S. veterinarians coming to the aid of pets belonging to Ukrainian refugees. One of these helpers is Dr. Jon Geller, an emergency veterinarian from Colorado. The founder of Street Dog...