UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is No. 1 in Florida, nationally ranked in eight medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jun 15, 2021 • Video, Lead Story

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is the No. 1 children’s hospital in Florida and stands among the nation’s elite pediatric hospitals in eight medical specialties including a first-ever top 10 ranking in...

UF Health researchers join global effort to track COVID-19 pandemic and others in future

By Bill Levesque • Jun 14, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health researchers are joining an ambitious global effort led by The Rockefeller Foundation to better track the coronavirus and its variants and set up a network of collaborators to stop any nascent pandemic...

UF creates antibacterial agents to help eradicate antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Donovan Baltich • Jun 10, 2021 • Lead Story

UF medicinal chemists report promising results from a study focused on new ways of treating several types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, advances that may help in the battle against MRSA, tuberculosis and other infectious...

Dana Zimmel appointed permanent dean at UF College of Veterinary Medicine

By Sarah Carey • Jun 7, 2021 • Lead Story

Dana N. Zimmel, D.V.M., has been named permanent dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, after having served in the post on an interim basis since December 2019. She becomes the college’s seventh...

UF Health first in U.S. to implant new, advanced deep brain stimulation system

By Michelle Jaffee • Jun 4, 2021 • Lead Story

A team of University of Florida Health neurosurgeons and neurologists recently became the first in the U.S. to implant a newly FDA-approved, technologically advanced deep brain stimulation system designed to more precisely target...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Talal Elmasry • Apr 29, 2021
March 2020 marked the beginning of Florida’s battle against COVID-19, and with it came a flood of fundamental changes to our everyday lives. “The new...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

Get used to the sneezing as climate change lengthens allergy season

Jun 21, 2021

Allergy season, as we all know, is nothing to sneeze at. That congested, wheezy feeling can make like miserable. And for people with respiratory problems, including the millions of Americans with asthma, high pollen counts can be downright dangerous. And sniffle season is getting worse. A recent...

Animal Airwaves

Problems posed by foxtails

Jun 21, 2021

Dangers to our pets sometimes come in very small packages. A case in point is the foxtail, otherwise known as a grass seed awn. These barbed seed heads often top grass stalks during the spring and summer. The shape of the spiny seed is the biggest problem—it can only move forward through tissues...