Kratom tea study stirs up new support for relieving opioid dependence

By Matthew Splett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

As the opioid epidemic continues to grip the nation and kills tens of thousands every year, a new study led by researchers at the University of Florida suggests kratom could be a prime treatment option for opioid dependence. In...

UF Health professor part of prestigious national committee advising on COVID-19 vaccine allocation

By Doug Bennett • Oct 20, 2020 • Lead Story

A national committee that includes a prominent University of Florida physician has recommended to federal and world leaders a four-phase approach to fairly allocate COVID-19 vaccines when they become available.In its Oct. 2...

A team of UF Health ‘champions’ ease fears for elderly COVID-19 patients at risk of delirium

By Bill Levesque • Oct 2, 2020 • Lead Story

Digital version:  Media kit, with additional photos and patient interview video available here:    It was the last place in the world Patricia Fountain wanted to...

UF Health researchers find anticancer drugs are also effective against Epstein-Barr virus-related cancers

By Doug Bennett • Oct 1, 2020 • Lead Story

The Epstein-Barr virus is a common, persistent and elusive invader. It typically spreads through saliva during childhood and often goes dormant after infection. The virus, also known as human herpesvirus 4, can cause...

Goldendoodle survives rare tumor after treatment by UF veterinarians

By Sarah Carey • Sep 24, 2020 • Lead Story

12-year-old female goldendoodle named Cello, who had a rare tumor so aggressive that it caused a life-threatening obstruction of major veins, is home in St. Petersburg recovering from surgery at the University of Florida College...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Kacey Finch • Oct 20, 2020
It can be hard to find trustworthy online sources, especially when it comes to health information. A UF Health Cancer Center researcher has found a...READ MORE

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Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

Health In A Heartbeat

Cardiovascular health can also mean good eye health

Oct 20, 2020

What is good for your heart can also be good for your eyes. A lifestyle that optimizes cardiovascular health also reduces the odds for diabetic retinopathy and other vision-related diseases. New findings by Texas Tech University researchers show an association between circulatory system health and...

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Bird Emergencies: Recognizing and Preventing Illness in Your Pet Bird

Oct 16, 2020

Do you have a pet bird? You’re not alone. According to a recent national survey, captive birds are the fourth most popular pet after fish, cats and dogs. If you have a bird in your household, understanding signs of a health emergency is important. A sick bird will often appear sleepy, or...