Gene therapy for heart, skeletal muscle disorder shows promise in preclinical model

By Doug Bennett • Dec 13, 2018 • Lead Story

Barth syndrome stalks young patients, weakening heart and skeletal muscles, stunting growth and shortening their lives. University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues have now discovered a promising solution: a...

Conjoined twins separated by UF Health surgeons will be together for Christmas

By Bill Levesque • Dec 5, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

Twin sisters Jesi and Remi came wailing into the world on May 15 as conjoined twins locked at the abdomen, the outline of the girls’ wiggling bodies looking to their parents like the shape of a beautiful heart. Two months later...

UF Health researcher awarded $2.5 million to study cell function in neurodegenerative diseases

By Doug Bennett • Dec 5, 2018 • Lead Story

In the human nervous system, proteins, RNA and other cellular material need a free-flowing molecular highway. But when a “traffic jam” develops, the consequences are severe: One of several neurodegenerative diseases can arise. A...

New UF program to prepare students to fill therapy workforce gap in early childhood programs

By Jill Pease • Dec 5, 2018 • Lead Story

For children with disabilities, early intervention by therapists can make a significant difference in their motor, cognitive, sensory processing and communication development, leading to better health and well-being for the...

John Ives, former Shands executive, dies at 89

By Doug Bennett • Dec 4, 2018 • Lead Story

John E. Ives, a former executive vice president of Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics Inc., died Thursday. He was 89. Ives served as the hospital’s chief executive from 1977 to 1987. His accomplishments included establishing...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Nov 9, 2018
It’s hard to imagine the deadliest cancer in the country is also the most preventable, but that’s the puzzling truth about lung cancer. That makes...READ MORE

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When Less Oxygen Heals

November 2018

Novel spinal cord injury therapy put to the test

Health In A Heartbeat

More teens using marijuana in e-cigarettes

Dec 13, 2018

It’s a pretty clear choice for parents to ban their teens from smoking cigarettes. But some parents may be less decided on the use of e-cigarettes. These electronic alternatives to the real thing provide a smoke-free way to inhale nicotine and other chemicals, and offer the “cool kid” look some...

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Laboratory Testing: Why It Matters To Pet Health

Dec 7, 2018

Although the role of the clinical pathologist is behind the scenes, it is critical for disease diagnosis and prevention. When you visit the veterinarian, chances are you’ll be asked to have samples taken from your pet’s blood, urine and stool at some point to assess your pet’s health status. Learn...