UF, University of Arizona explore using near-infrared light to improve brain function of older adults

By Jill Pease • Oct 15, 2019 • Lead Story

A team of scientists at the University of Florida and the University of Arizona will investigate whether exposing older adults at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease to near-infrared light may improve their cognition, mood and...

Traci Spray d’Auguste named UF Health Shands chief operating officer

By Rossana Passaniti • Oct 10, 2019 • Lead Story

Traci Spray d’Auguste has been appointed chief operating officer for UF Health Shands, with responsibility for the operations of the Gainesville hospitals and hospital-based programs. D’Auguste will provide operational...

Gut microbiome may be linked to high blood pressure and depression, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Sep 30, 2019 • Lead Story

In the fight against high blood pressure and depression, there’s a new target being investigated by University of Florida Health researchers: gut bacteria. People with both conditions appear to have a distinct microbial profile...

Therapeutic protein delivery prevents diabetic complications in preclinical models

By Doug Bennett • Sep 23, 2019 • Lead Story

A bacterium commonly found in fermented foods can be used to deliver therapeutic protein and prevent a common, sight-stealing diabetic complication in mice, University of Florida Health researchers have found. If clinical studies...

UF Health, Stanford get $7.6 million grant to expand diabetes program

By Bill Levesque • Sep 19, 2019 • Lead Story

Leon Bain knows diabetes too well. He has Type 1, which means his pancreas produces little or no insulin. His brother died from the frightful complications of uncontrolled Type 1. His mother had Type 2 diabetes. So, when Bain...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Devin Nori • Sep 20, 2019
Today is Talk like a Pirate Day, which is a great opportunity to shed some light on scurvy - a disease that is often associated with those who sail...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Infusion of Hope

July/August 2019

UF Health patient first to receive new gene therapy for neurouscular disease since FDA approval.

Health In A Heartbeat

Opioid use still high despite medical marijuana legalization

Oct 16, 2019

Our nation continues to be in the grip of a massive opioid crisis. According to national statistics, at least 130 people died each day in 2017 and 2018 from opioid-related overdoses, with no end in sight. How can we stop this tragedy? For years, medical marijuana supporters have argued that...

Animal Airwaves

Pets and pet parents sharing health issues

Oct 16, 2019

Some say our pets mirror our souls. They just might reflect our physical and mental health, too. Pets and their parents share the same home and lots of time, so if a person smokes, his cat may develop asthma. Similarly, if you eat processed food and don’t exercise much, it’s likely your dog does...