UF Health, OneFlorida join trial to see if statins can help older adults prevent heart disease, dementia

By Diana Tonnessen • May 13, 2021 • Lead Story

Can taking a statin a day keep heart disease and dementia away in seniors ages 75 and older? Researchers at University of Florida Health and the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium have joined a nationwide clinical trial to...

UF Health announces new chief operating officer for Central Florida division

By Frank Faust • May 6, 2021 • Lead Story

Heather Bentley Long, M.S.N., has been named chief operating officer for University of Florida Health Central Florida, effective June 1.   “I am thrilled that Long has made the choice to join the UF Health family in...

Black and Latinx surgeons continue to hit glass ceiling in America

By Dorothy Hagmajer • May 5, 2021 • Lead Story

Richmond, Va. — Among the upper echelons of academic surgery, Black and Latinx representation has remained flat over the past six years, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth...

UF Health first to place kidney-assist device that might help patients with congestive heart failure

By Bill Levesque • May 4, 2021 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health researchers recently became the first to temporarily implant a new device in a patient with congestive heart failure, a procedure that one day could help physicians manage this potentially deadly...

UF Health researcher explains herd immunity and how it could end COVID-19 pandemic

By Bill Levesque • Apr 22, 2021 • Lead Story

It’s a term we’re going to hear much more frequently during the final chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic — herd immunity. With millions of Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19 every day, many are looking to the future and...

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

COVID-19 stamps? Yes, they’re a thing

May 14, 2021

Most people understandably want the COVID-19 pandemic to just go away, but a number of countries are using an old-school method of making sure the sacrifices and heroism we all have experienced are not forgotten. More than 20 countries have issued postage stamps ranging from honoring health care...

Animal Airwaves

Protecting the Florida Manatee: Why it Takes a Village

May 14, 2021

Florida’s beloved state marine mammal, the manatee, is facing difficult times in parts of the state. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is presently investigating a high level of manatee mortalities and responding to manatee rescues along the state’s central and south Atlantic...