Dr. Sonja A. Rasmussen

UF Health pediatrician gives guidance on new inflammatory syndrome in children

By Doug Bennett • Jul 13, 2020 • Lead Story

There is now another reason to pay even closer attention to a child’s fever. A temperature spike may be an indication of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. The syndrome, which may be linked to the novel...

Landmark study to measure molecular changes of exercise reaches key milestone

By Bill Levesque • Jun 30, 2020 • Lead Story

It’s so obvious that exercise is a healthy habit that it almost goes without saying. Scientists have known for years that physical activity lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among other benefits. What...

UF Health awarded $1 million grant to provide pediatric telehealth services to underserved patients

By Doug Bennett • Jun 24, 2020 • Lead Story

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics has been awarded a nearly $1 million federal grant to expand telemedicine services and equipment among underserved and vulnerable populations. The $967,957...

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UF study: 2 million Americans buy prescription drugs outside the country

By Jill Pease • Jun 24, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

Buying prescription drugs from other countries is one way some Americans have coped with rising drug prices. A new University of Florida study, published today in JAMA Network Open, finds that 1.5% percent of adults, or more than...

Managing return-to-work anxiety during COVID-19 crisis

By Ken Garcia • Jun 23, 2020 • Video, Lead Story

The COVID-19 crisis has abruptly changed our day-to-day routines. As some of our everyday activities resume, such as returning to work, many of us may face increased levels of anxiety. During the short video below, UF Health...

Hope & Healing Blog

by • Jun 25, 2020
The University of Florida Health Youth Gender Program provides social, medical and mental health support to gender-expansive youth and young adults...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Combating COVID-19

June 2020

UF Health recalibrates everything to take on a global pandemic

Health In A Heartbeat

Regular churchgoers more likely to avoid ‘deaths of despair’

Jul 14, 2020

New research finds that going to church can be good for your long-term health. Harvard University scientists examined data from two large-scale studies of the habits of health care workers and found some interesting patterns. Notably, they say people who attend a religious service in person at...

Animal Airwaves

Tracking down feline arthritis

Jul 14, 2020

When dealing with pain, cats respond very differently than dogs. That’s why painful conditions, like arthritis, are often underdiagnosed in our feliPne friends. More than 90% of cats over 10 years of age likely suffer from arthritis. But instead of limping or crying, cats soldier on. They try to...