UF researchers discover marine natural product off Florida’s coast that could help fight cancer

By Matthew Splett • Feb 23, 2021 • Lead Story

From cyanobacteria blooms found off the Florida coast near Fort Lauderdale, University of Florida researchers have discovered a novel marine natural product that binds to a new site of tubulin, an important target for cancer...

UF Health virtual human intervention allows for colorectal cancer screening from home

By Kacey Finch • Feb 15, 2021 • Lead Story

A new University of Florida Health intervention gives patients who qualify access to colorectal cancer screening information and tests from the comfort of their own homes. Two recent UF studies in Psycho-Oncology and the Journal...

UF Health researcher answers questions about the latest COVID-19 vaccine

By Bill Levesque • Feb 10, 2021 • Lead Story

And soon, there will be three. Johnson & Johnson recently submitted its COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization. That step could eventually make it the third vaccine to be...

University of Florida top among six university campuses for indoor mask use, CDC study finds

By Jill Pease • Feb 8, 2021 • Faculty Profiles, Lead Story

The University of Florida led the way in indoor mask compliance among six universities participating in a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of mask use on campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic. At UF, 98% of...

UF researchers receive $1.46 million grant to implement alternatives to opioids program

By Dan Leveton • Feb 4, 2021 • Lead Story

Imagine a world where emergency room patients and providers have access to a menu of pain management treatment options that include a blend of traditional and integrative techniques. This is the vision held by a team at the...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Kacey Finch • Feb 11, 2021
When the calendar changes to February, red and pink heart-shaped candy fills store shelves in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Let those hearts also...READ MORE

The POST Magazine

Healing hands in conflict zones

February 2021

UF Health physicians put themselves at risk to provide critical medical relief around the globe.

Health In A Heartbeat

A problem with exercising to lose weight — activity makes you hungrier

Feb 26, 2021

The sedentary among us have all been there. Our clothing gets a little tight around the midriff. So, we start exercising to burn away the extra pounds. But too often, we don’t lose any weight. The problem: Exercise makes us hungrier. By eating more, we negate the fat-melting effects of all that...

Animal Airwaves

Unexplained feline weight loss

Feb 24, 2021

With the focus on feline obesity, you might not notice your cat’s weight loss—especially if he’s eating normally. If cats aren’t competing for food or negotiating other feline foibles, weight loss is often caused by an underlying medical problem. That’s why it’s important to involve your...