New test can better predict long-term death risk after heart valve procedure

By Doug Bennett • Nov 18, 2019 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

A simple test done during a minimally invasive heart valve replacement can predict a patient’s long-term risk of death, a group led by a University of Florida Health researcher has found. The test involves pressure measurements...

Ushering in a new era for UF Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children

By Tyler Francischine • Nov 13, 2019 • Lead Story

UF Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children have forged a unique relationship that will have a meaningful impact for children with musculoskeletal problems. The two institutions announced in October that Shriners Hospitals for...

UF study finds FDA strategy cuts fetal exposure to harmful immunosuppressive drug, but risks remain

By Matthew Splett • Nov 6, 2019 • Lead Story

Online version with high-res image available here: University of Florida researchers...

UF Health researchers launch trial involving gut bacteria’s role in Type 1 diabetes

By Bill Levesque • Nov 4, 2019 • Lead Story

Graciela Lorca, Ph.D., was part of a University of Florida Health research team that discovered about a decade ago that something was amiss in the guts of diabetic rats. Their intestinal tracts, which like humans are teaming with...

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University of Florida Health patient is first in the state to get new pain relief implant

By Doug Bennett • Oct 28, 2019 • Lead Story

For decades, chronic back pain dominated Felix Favicchio’s life. On most nights, sleep came fitfully. Simply lying in bed brought searing torment. His days weren’t much better. “On a good day, I would try to get up and do...

Hope & Healing Blog

by • Nov 12, 2019
By K.E. Hitchcock, MD PhD for the UF Hope and Healing Blog Survival rates in cancer worldwide have been improving for the last 40 years, but some...READ MORE

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Opioid prescriptions can be reduced without increasing patients’ pain

Nov 18, 2019

For several decades, opioids have been a common way to treat discomfort after surgery. But as the nation grapples with an ongoing addiction crisis, a group of surgeons have found a way to reduce opioid use without increasing patients’ pain. A recent study shows how surgeons in Michigan cut back on...

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Wellness examinations and laboratory tests root out illness in senior cats

Nov 18, 2019

Cats hold their cards close to the vest. Even when they’re sick, they often hide signs until the disease has progressed. That’s why wellness examinations and laboratory tests are key — especially in senior cats that have an increased risk of medical problems. Essential laboratory evaluation of...