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Regenerative power of fat-derived stem cells impaired by smoking

By Bill Levesque • Apr 17, 2018 • Lead Story

Cigarette smoke is loaded with more than 4,000 chemicals, about 70 of which are toxins or carcinogens. It’s associated with lung cancer, heart disease, immune disorders and birth defects. Smoking even slows the healing of wounds...

Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It’s considered a measure of toughness. It also is the worst step a concussed athlete can take, according to UF Health...

Redesign of UF Health joint replacement program posts big gains in patient care

By Bill Levesque • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

Hip and knee replacement surgeries represent the highest line item in the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, budget. Still, the federal government wants hospitals to make further improvements in cost...

Gene therapy improves daylight vision, color vision deficiencies in animal model

By Doug Bennett • Apr 3, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

For people with blue cone monochromacy, the world is blurry, colorless and uncomfortably bright. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a gene therapy that restored crucial visual functions to affected cone...

UF President Kent Fuchs, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, and senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health David Guzick

NIH director lauds innovation, encourages bold thinking in visit to UF campus

By Doug Bennett an... • Apr 2, 2018 • Lead Story

A recent spike in federal spending is an energizing opportunity for researchers, the nation’s top scientist said during a visit on April 2 to the University of Florida. The National Institutes of Health’s 8.8 percent budget...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • Apr 17, 2018
Travis Rockey, 67, and Gail, his wife of 43 years, spend their days in retirement serving others. "We believe that service to others is a critical...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Impact of Preeminence Initiative: Progress in Research on Swallowing

Mar 27, 2018

In the last issue of On the Same Page, I summarized the impact of the UF Preeminence Initiative for the University of Florida and UF Health. A myriad of benefits have occurred, as expressed in broad terms: new research awards, including program projects and center grants; enhanced interdisciplinary... Read More

The POST Magazine

Songs from the Heart

January 2018

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine artist-in-residence creates album with pediatric patients

Health In A Heartbeat

Smartphone app targets obesity prevention based on users’ eating habits

Apr 19, 2018

A smartphone app that targets eating habits and lifestyle could help you fend off overeating during times of stress and exhaustion. So says a study by a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, who presented the results at the American Medical Informatics...

Animal Airwaves

AA Live: “Equine Reproduction: Managing a Successful Breeding Program”

Apr 13, 2018

Horse breeding is big business, and the key to any successful breeding program lies in health care of both mares and stallions. The science of equine reproduction, also known as theriogenology, has advanced enormously in the recent years, and maintaining genetic diversity is an important principal...