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...

Meditation brings robust immune system activation, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Dec 14, 2021 • Lead Story

Eight days of intense meditation causes robust activation of the immune system, University of Florida researchers and their colleagues have found. The findings are believed to be the first comprehensive genomic study of how...

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

Picky eaters say they don’t benefit from coercive approach to expanding diet

Jan 24, 2022

Every picky eater can identify with this scene. An island of uneaten vegetables sits on a child’s plate. Maybe it’s carrots or peas or that green nemesis of kids everywhere: broccoli. A parent scolds and demands: Eat your vegetables. Now. But a paper by Duke Health researchers indicates this...

Animal Airwaves

Pinning down feline pancreatitis

Jan 24, 2022

Feline pancreatitis doesn’t get as much buzz as the canine variety, but cats know what it means. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas, which can cause enzymes to leak into the abdomen and damage other organs. As with the canine form, feline pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. As...