Education in the age of COVID-19: UF Health pediatrics researchers discuss school choices

By Doug Bennett • Aug 12, 2020 • Lead Story

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on education has prompted concern and debate among educators, students and parents as school districts nationwide wrestle over whether to reopen in the coming weeks and how to safely do so. For more...

Innovative and convenient UF Health Surgical Center – The Oaks opens

By Bill Levesque • Jul 31, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health today unveiled at The Oaks Mall the region’s premier surgical center for eye and ear, nose and throat patients, a landmark project for Florida’s top-rated health system that is a culmination of years...

Perceived discrimination increases health risks among African Americans, UF Health research finds

By Diana Tonnessen • Jul 30, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health researchers have found a significant association between perceived discrimination and worsening severity of a health condition known as metabolic syndrome in African Americans. “We found that African...

Members of UF Health’s lung transplant team, shown performing a procedure in a 2019 photo, have been recognized as an elite program by U.S. News & World Report.

UF Health surgeons perform historic double-lung transplant on COVID-19 survivor

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Jul 30, 2020 • Lead Story

A man who battled back from COVID-19 only to face a life-threatening crisis when his lungs began to fail has become the first person in the Southeast to receive a double-lung transplant after beating the coronavirus, thanks to...

UF Health Shands Hospital ranked best in Florida, among nation’s elite in wide range of specialties

By Bill Levesque • Jul 28, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with a remarkable nine medical specialties...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Dorothy Hagmajer • Jul 29, 2020
Each year, one in 700 children is born with cleft and craniofacial differences. These can result from abnormal growth patterns of the face or skull,...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Combating COVID-19

June 2020

UF Health recalibrates everything to take on a global pandemic

Health In A Heartbeat

Older men take COVID-19 less seriously than others

Aug 13, 2020

Research shows that older people are at greater risk of COVID-19 infection. A recent study also finds that older men worry less about catching the disease or dying from it than other populations. Georgia State University researchers used an online questionnaire that assessed COVID-19 behavior...

Animal Airwaves

Using One Health to stem outbreaks

Aug 13, 2020

A bipartisan group of veterinarians in Congress has introduced a bill to improve public health readiness in the face of disease outbreaks by requiring a One Health approach — that is, one leveraging the interconnected health of people, animals and the environment. Under this legislation, the US...