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Striving to carry on the legacy of psychiatrist Richard Christensen, who lived to serve

By Michelle Jaffee • Apr 28, 2016

The life and work of Richard C. Christensen, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida who served the homeless population for 25 years, were honored April 22 by colleagues and the public in a standing-room-only...

Exercise genes? Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from exercise

By Morgan Sherburne • Apr 27, 2016

Call it personalized medicine for depression — but the prescription in this case is exercise, which University of Florida Health researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits. A UF study has found that specific...

UF researchers find ADHD drug does not heighten suicide risk despite FDA warning

By Matthew Splett • Apr 26, 2016

For more than a decade, a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration has accompanied the ADHD drug atomoxetine cautioning users of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts. But University of Florida College of Pharmacy...

UF Health researchers discover ancient origin of genes that make cartilage

By Doug Bennett • Apr 25, 2016

The genetic origin of cartilage is much older and found in more kinds of creatures than scientists had previously thought, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered. It turns out that cartilage, long thought to be...

UF Health researchers develop unique model for studying ALS

By Doug Bennett • Apr 21, 2016

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that...

The POST

Speaking the same language

March 2016

UF Health medical interpreters assist patients with limited English proficiency in the hospital, sharing approximately 15 to 36 patient assignments each day. They interpret for breathing tests, CT scans, emergency care and pregnancy delivery — wherever patients need a voice.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Step away from the light box

Mar 31, 2016

Do the short winter days, lack of sunlight and all that cold get you down? Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that affects about half a million Americans each year. The go-to treatment for this disorder is straightforward and simple. Doctors often prescribe time with a light box,...

Animal Airwaves

The sobering facts about fat pets

Apr 1, 2016

The facts don’t lie: over 50 percent of dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are chubby or downright obese. And the numbers keep climbing. Not coincidentally, over 90 percent of us don’t see our little porkers as tipping the scales. But this is serious business. Last year, compared to the previous...

On The Same Page

Enhancing Quality While Accommodating Growth

Mar 31, 2016

At UF Health, quality is Job 1. Our goal is to deliver exceptional service, value and quality to every patient at every encounter. Over the past several years, as our reputation for quality care, hospitality and service has grown, more patients are choosing UF Health for medical care. New clinical... Read More