Discount stores’ tobacco sales tied to more women smoking while pregnant, UF Health study finds

By Doug Bennett • Jan 14, 2019 • Lead Story

Tobacco sales at two national dollar-store chains may have negatively impacted the smoking rate among pregnant women in the Southeast United States, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Smoking during pregnancy...

UF College of Veterinary Medicine to launch open heart program

By Sarah Carey • Jan 11, 2019 • Lead Story

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will launch an open heart surgery program for dogs later this year, becoming the only fully functional program of its kind in the United States and the only one to offer...

Daily aspirin use may do more harm than good for healthy people, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Dec 17, 2018 • Lead Story

Among otherwise healthy people, a daily dose of aspirin does not save lives and causes additional bleeding, an analysis by University of Florida Health researchers has found. Their meta-analysis of 11 aspirin therapy clinical...

Gene therapy for heart, skeletal muscle disorder shows promise in preclinical model

By Doug Bennett • Dec 13, 2018 • Lead Story

Barth syndrome stalks young patients, weakening heart and skeletal muscles, stunting growth and shortening their lives. University of Florida Health researchers and their colleagues have now discovered a promising solution: a...

UF Health researcher awarded $2.5 million to study cell function in neurodegenerative diseases

By Doug Bennett • Dec 5, 2018 • Lead Story

In the human nervous system, proteins, RNA and other cellular material need a free-flowing molecular highway. But when a “traffic jam” develops, the consequences are severe: One of several neurodegenerative diseases can arise. A...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Lauren Irizarry • Dec 31, 2018
Now through midnight, Dec. 31, UF Health is holding its annual end-of-year giving campaign, “Give Hope. Spread Joy,” which asks donors to consider...READ MORE

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Health In A Heartbeat

Melanoma deadlier, more common in men

Jan 17, 2019

It’s well-known that different kinds of cancer can affect certain populations differently than others. Men make up less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases, for example. But what about skin cancer? Women and men are both exposed to the sun at similar rates in their lifetime, but young...

Animal Airwaves

Anesthesia of Wildlife and Zoo Animals

Jan 11, 2019

When wildlife or zoo animals need surgery, special concerns come into play. Before these animals can be operated on, anesthetic drugs are almost always used to minimize pain and movement to allow veterinarians to do their job. Each species is different, with different needs, and certain types of...