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New gene therapy for inherited eye disorders found effective in animal model

By Doug Bennett • Aug 20, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

A new gene therapy developed by University of Florida Health researchers stops vision loss and improves sight in dogs — a key step toward testing the treatment in people affected by a group of genetic eye disorders. The therapy...

UF Health breaks ground on first health care facility in Wildlight

By Dan Leveton • Aug 15, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

First step in bringing healthy living to new development in Nassau County UF Health broke ground today on a comprehensive medical office building in Wildlight, a new town under development in Nassau County. This is the first...

UF Health opens new Comprehensive Spine Center

By Todd Taylor • Aug 6, 2018 • Lead Story

Back and neck care for residents of Gainesville, the Southeast and beyond took a significant step forward today with the launch of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the center unites...

Newest medical facility at UF Health Springhill prepares to open its doors

By Rossana Passaniti • Jul 30, 2018 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health leaders cut the ribbon today on a new $36 million, 72,000-square-foot facility that will consolidate numerous practices around Gainesville in one location to better serve an estimated 70,000 patients...

Nicotine gum with existing drug being developed for “betel quid” addiction that plagues millions

By Doug Bennett • Jul 19, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

About 600 million people worldwide chew betel quid, an addictive and risky mixture of areca nut, spices and slaked lime and sometimes tobacco. It’s a cheap, fast-acting stimulant that can lead to oral disease and cancer. Now, two...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Sofia DiMartino • Aug 8, 2018
For young Jennyfer Carranza, an ordinary day playing in the yard quickly turned catastrophic when she got too close to her father’s lawn mower...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Commencement 2018

May 29, 2018

Each year, Commencement ceremonies held at our health colleges remind us of our raison d'être. Commencement is a time when we are prompted to think back to our roots — the pure motivations we had for choosing the profession we did. There is the warmth and justifiable pride felt by our faculty in... Read More

The POST Magazine

Recognizing Risks

May 2018

New program at UF Health assesses brain functions of older patients before surgery

Health In A Heartbeat

Infants’ size, behavior affected by prenatal marijuana use

Aug 21, 2018

The hazards of smoking tobacco while pregnant are well-known. Now, researchers have found that prenatal marijuana use also has consequences. A study by University of Buffalo researchers of more than 250 infants and their mothers concluded that using marijuana and tobacco during pregnancy can cause...

Animal Airwaves

Non-Invasive Surgery in Pets

Aug 17, 2018

Modern technology has enabled veterinary to reduce surgical trauma in more and more procedures through the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Tomorrow on Animal Airwaves-Live, Dr. Alex Fox-Alvarez, a small animal surgeon, will discuss some of the most commonly performed procedures of...