Nicotine gum with existing drug being developed for “betel quid” addiction that plagues millions

By Doug Bennett • Jul 19, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

About 600 million people worldwide chew betel quid, an addictive and risky mixture of areca nut, spices and slaked lime and sometimes tobacco. It’s a cheap, fast-acting stimulant that can lead to oral disease and cancer. Now, two...

Interim UF College of Medicine dean appointed

By Karen Dooley • Jul 12, 2018 • Lead Story

Adrian Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP, FAAEM, a 12-year veteran of the University of Florida faculty, a professor and chair of emergency medicine at the UF College of Medicine, and physician-in-chief of emergency services for UF...

Ancient virus may have given mammals the edge during dinosaur extinction era

By Evan Barton • Jul 3, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

A virus that incorporated itself into mammal genomes over 70 million years ago may have helped humanity’s ancestors survive the cataclysmic conditions that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous era....

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in six medical specialties for 2018-19

By Bill Levesque • Jun 26, 2018 • Lead Story

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital once again ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in six medical specialties for 2018-19, moving even higher in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery and in...

Brian Hoh, M.D., named chair of UF department of neurosurgery

By Michelle Jaffee • Jun 25, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

UF Health neurosurgeon Brian L. Hoh, M.D., an internationally known expert in the treatment of brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, and ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, will become chair of the Lillian S. Wells...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • May 24, 2018
For as long as she can remember, Nayla Rivera and her father, Chris, have trekked from one medical appointment to another, mostly in South Florida...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Commencement 2018

May 29, 2018

Each year, Commencement ceremonies held at our health colleges remind us of our raison d'être. Commencement is a time when we are prompted to think back to our roots — the pure motivations we had for choosing the profession we did. There is the warmth and justifiable pride felt by our faculty in... Read More

The POST Magazine

Recognizing Risks

May 2018

New program at UF Health assesses brain functions of older patients before surgery

Health In A Heartbeat

Night owls at greater risk of dying

Jul 23, 2018

Being a night owl can do more than make you drowsy in the morning. It can also increase your risk of dying, recent research shows. People who burn the midnight oil have a 10 percent higher risk of dying than those who go to bed early and get up at sunrise, British and U.S. researchers found. The...

Animal Airwaves

Eastern Equine Encephalitis: What Horse Owners Should Know

Jul 20, 2018

Arthropod-borne viruses, also known as arboviruses, include a group of viruses that can be transmitted to humans and horses by infected mosquitoes. The Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus is thought to have been the cause of EEE in North American horses since 1831 but is thought to have...