Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital reaches $100 million fundraising milestone

By Lauren Irizarry • Apr 16, 2019 • Lead Story

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, or CMN Hospitals, at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has reached a significant milestone in the organization’s history: $100 million raised since the program’s inception in 1985. “For...

UF Health Jacksonville breaks ground on second phase of Wildlight project

By Dan Leveton • Apr 11, 2019 • Lead Story

UF Health Jacksonville broke ground today on a joint project with the YMCA within the new community of Wildlight in Nassau County. UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight will have 36,000 square feet and include a YMCA fitness...

UF Institute on Aging study shows chronic pain might accelerate brain aging

By Bill Levesque • Apr 9, 2019 • Video, Lead Story

Scientists have long recognized the human brain appears to keep time to its own internal clock, its biological age speeding or slowing depending on a host of factors. Someone with a higher education, for example, might have a...

UF Health geriatrics integrates geropsychologist in senior care

By Bill Levesque • Apr 8, 2019 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

Quality medical care for older Americans needs to be about more than blood pressure, blood sugar and boxes checked during a physical exam, according to Laurence M. Solberg, M.D, chief of the University of Florida College of...

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Dr. Scott A. Rivkees as Florida Surgeon General

Apr 1, 2019 • Lead Story

Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Scott A. Rivkees, M.D., state surgeon general and secretary of the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Rivkees, the current chair of the department of pediatrics at the UF College of Medicine and...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Amy Cook • Apr 15, 2019
Join the conversation this National Healthcare Decisions Day Before I Die walls, a way for community members to reflect on their mortality and...READ MORE

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Availability of tobacco affects smoking rates among pregnant women

Apr 19, 2019

The decision by two national dollar store chains to sell tobacco has negatively affected the smoking rate among pregnant women in six Southeastern states, new research has found. In counties with the largest increases in tobacco availability, researchers found the smallest drops in smoking among...

Animal Airwaves

Looking beyond cuteness in pets

Apr 18, 2019

Flat-faced dogs and cats charm us with their doll-like looks. The same goes for animals with abnormally shortened legs or dwarf-like bodies. But such anatomic defects also increase the risk of significant health problems. Flattening of the face can cause serious breathing difficulties. An...