UF Health liver transplant program outcomes reach No. 1 in nation

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Jan 25, 2022 • Lead Story

It’s in the organ’s name — you can’t live without a liver.   For patients in need of a liver transplant — whether it be from acute or chronic liver failure, cancer, or metabolic diseases — a transplant can mean the...

UF Health researchers develop app to help monitor new moms for postpartum complications

By Bill Levesque • Jan 24, 2022 • Lead Story

Obstetricians know many new mothers won’t come in for a doctor’s visit in the first four to six weeks after giving birth, a crucial period when they are susceptible to postpartum complications like high blood pressure and...

UF researchers develop genetic score to improve pediatric cancer treatments

By Matthew Splett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

University of Florida researchers have developed a new genomics-based score to deliver more personalized and effective chemotherapy treatments to pediatric leukemia patients. The predictive score brings a precision medicine...

UF Health pediatric expert answers questions about COVID-19 booster shots for kids ages 12-15

By Doug Bennett • Jan 13, 2022 • Lead Story

As cases of the omicron variant continue to surge, two federal agencies have approved booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-old children.  Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., a professor in the...

UF Health study suggests association between COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction

By Bill Levesque • Dec 21, 2021 • Lead Story

If the threat of death or severe disability isn’t enough to convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccination, men can add this possible consequence of coronavirus infection — erectile dysfunction. A new University of Florida Health...

Hope & Healing Blog

by UF Health • Sep 23, 2021
Authors: Dorothy Hagmajer & Talal Elmasry After night shifts in the ICU, Sean Devine is tired. This is not atypical. In fact, Sean and his family...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Talking loudly, singing tied to spread of respiratory aerosols

Jan 27, 2022

In a pandemic world, it’s the loudly singing men who might be the most apt to spread infectious respiratory particles like the coronavirus. It came as little surprise when the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020 that the performing arts were quickly shut down and the lights of Broadway dimmed....

Animal Airwaves

Have a healthy respect for zoonotic diseases

Jan 26, 2022

The term zoonotic infection — that is, infection that can spread from animals to people — often conjures up exotic diseases like Ebola. Truth is, most zoonotic infections happen right under our noses. Ringworm from cats, Salmonella infections from pet reptiles or backyard chickens — even infections...