Ushering in a new era for UF Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children

By Tyler Francischine • Nov 13, 2019 • Lead Story

UF Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children have forged a unique relationship that will have a meaningful impact for children with musculoskeletal problems. The two institutions announced in October that Shriners Hospitals for...

UF study finds FDA strategy cuts fetal exposure to harmful immunosuppressive drug, but risks remain

By Matthew Splett • Nov 6, 2019 • Lead Story

Online version with high-res image available here: https://pharmacy.ufl.edu/2019/11/05/uf-study-finds-fda-strategy-cuts-fetal-exposure-to-harmful-immunosuppressive-drug-but-risks-remain/ University of Florida researchers...

UF Health researchers launch trial involving gut bacteria’s role in Type 1 diabetes

By Bill Levesque • Nov 4, 2019 • Lead Story

Graciela Lorca, Ph.D., was part of a University of Florida Health research team that discovered about a decade ago that something was amiss in the guts of diabetic rats. Their intestinal tracts, which like humans are teaming with...

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University of Florida Health patient is first in the state to get new pain relief implant

By Doug Bennett • Oct 28, 2019 • Lead Story

For decades, chronic back pain dominated Felix Favicchio’s life. On most nights, sleep came fitfully. Simply lying in bed brought searing torment. His days weren’t much better. “On a good day, I would try to get up and do...

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Teen in need of a new heart comes to UF Health, his last resort for survival

By Bill Levesque • Oct 23, 2019 • Video, Lead Story

Few patients were as sick as teenager Andy Herrera when he arrived at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in early 2018 for a heart transplant. He was on a type of heart-bypass that took over the functions of his heart for more...

Hope & Healing Blog

by • Nov 12, 2019
By K.E. Hitchcock, MD PhD for the UF Hope and Healing Blog Survival rates in cancer worldwide have been improving for the last 40 years, but some...READ MORE

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Teensy plastic pieces are in your water

Nov 13, 2019

Did you know your bottled water and even your tap water probably contain teensy, tiny pieces of plastic? Yuck! These little slivers, called microplastics, are less than 5 millimeters in size. They can come from a variety of sources. And they’re everywhere. That plastic bottle of water you buy at...

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Disposing of medications the right way

Nov 13, 2019

If you have leftover pet medications, dispose of them properly — and as soon as possible. The best way to get rid of any medication is to deposit it at a drug take-back location. Many police departments now have drug disposal kiosks. Also, be on the lookout for the National Prescription Drug Take...