UF Health making coronavirus testing available to first responders and ER employees

By Bill Levesque • Apr 7, 2020 • Lead Story

Local first responders and emergency room employees who do not have symptoms of the novel coronavirus but nonetheless worry they have been exposed to it can now receive testing at University of Florida Health. The testing...

UF Health and state officials to bring coronavirus testing to underserved populations in Jacksonville

By Dan Leveton • Apr 7, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health is teaming up with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and local and state health and emergency management officials to begin offering COVID-19 testing for residents of the region who are at risk of being...

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Early findings from COVID-19 testing in The Villages® encouraging; experts urge vigilance

By Bill Levesque • Mar 30, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

University of Florida Health experts and their collaborators completed over 2,000 COVID-19 tests in The Villages® last week, and while the number of positive cases is still low, experts urge continued vigilance to reduce the risk...

UF brain tumor researcher embarks on first-in-human clinical trial of novel immunotherapy vaccine

By Michelle Jaffee • Mar 30, 2020 • Lead Story

UF Health pediatric oncologist Elias Sayour, M.D., Ph.D., has received a $2.5 million grant from the pediatric cancer foundation CureSearch for Children’s Cancer to undertake a first-in-human clinical trial to test a novel form...

What you need to know about the possible smell/taste link to COVID-19

By Alisson Clark • Mar 26, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

As more anecdotes surface from physicians around the world about patients with COVID-19 losing their senses of smell and taste, we asked Steven Munger, Ph.D, director of the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste,...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Lauren Gajda • Apr 6, 2020
During the COVID-19 crisis, it is important to create a sense of safety for children. These are uncertain times, and our kiddos might be feeling...READ MORE

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Hand sanitizer can be effective when hand-washing isn’t available

Apr 9, 2020

For many of us, hand sanitizers are part of the toolkit that we use to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. But is it really effective in dodging bacteria and viruses, such as the coronavirus that has been impacting people around the world? It can be, if used correctly. Studies show the...

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Respiratory struggles of short-nosed cats

Apr 8, 2020

Just as with dogs, certain feline breeds with short, broad heads have been bred for cuteness. But those same endearing features can make it very difficult for them to breathe. The term brachycephalic [brā-kē-cef-A-lic] refers to any short-snouted, flat-faced animal. Feline breeds in this category...