National effort to hasten treatments for those with pancreatic cancer enrolling patients at UF Health

By Kacey Finch • Oct 21, 2020 • Lead Story

A novel clinical trial platform that aims to accelerate treatment discoveries for people battling pancreatic cancer is now enrolling patients at 15 sites nationwide, including the University of Florida Health Cancer Center....

Kratom tea study stirs up new support for relieving opioid dependence

By Matthew Splett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the nation and kills tens of thousands every year, a new study led by researchers at the University of Florida suggests kratom could be a prime treatment option for opioid dependence. In...

UF Health professor part of prestigious national committee advising on COVID-19 vaccine allocation

By Doug Bennett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

A national committee that includes a prominent University of Florida physician has recommended to federal and world leaders a four-phase approach to fairly allocate COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.In its Oct. 2...

A team of UF Health ‘champions’ ease fears for elderly COVID-19 patients at risk of delirium

By Bill Levesque • Oct 2, 2020 • Lead Story

Digital version: https://bit.ly/36s6S3d  Media kit, with additional photos and patient interview video available here: https://bit.ly/3ndei0c    It was the last place in the world Patricia Fountain wanted to...

UF Health researchers find anticancer drugs are also effective against Epstein-Barr virus-related cancers

By Doug Bennett • Oct 1, 2020 • Lead Story

The Epstein-Barr virus is a common, persistent and elusive invader. It typically spreads through saliva during childhood and often goes dormant after infection. The virus, also known as human herpesvirus 4, can cause...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Molly Brennan • Oct 26, 2020
Ann Collett used to dread 7:30 p.m. At a time when many mothers across Gainesville were putting their young children to bed, Ann was preparing her...READ MORE

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Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

Health In A Heartbeat

Thunderstorms might precipitate respiratory emergencies

Oct 29, 2020

It’s known as thunderstorm asthma. And it’s really weird. The theory goes that residents in an area will suffer a wave of asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments in the days before a thunderstorm arrives. The phenomenon was first reported in Great Britain in 1983. In Melbourne, Australia in...

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“Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in Dogs” (original airdate, 3/29/2019)

Oct 23, 2020

The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs is the equivalent of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the human knee. However, unlike in people, where this type of knee injury is most frequently brought on by a traumatic injury or event, in dogs, the cranial cruciate ligament ruptures partially...