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International advocacy group GoFAR funds UF Health research for Friedreich’s ataxia gene therapy program

By For media inqui... • Apr 19, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

University of Florida Health pediatrics researchers have received a $450,000 grant from the Italian patient advocacy group GoFAR to continue developing a gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia, a life-shortening genetic disorder...

Regenerative power of fat-derived stem cells impaired by smoking

By Bill Levesque • Apr 17, 2018 • Lead Story

Cigarette smoke is loaded with more than 4,000 chemicals, about 70 of which are toxins or carcinogens. It’s associated with lung cancer, heart disease, immune disorders and birth defects. Smoking even slows the healing of wounds...

Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It’s considered a measure of toughness. It also is the worst step a concussed athlete can take, according to UF Health...

Redesign of UF Health joint replacement program posts big gains in patient care

By Bill Levesque • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

Hip and knee replacement surgeries represent the highest line item in the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, budget. Still, the federal government wants hospitals to make further improvements in cost...

Gene therapy improves daylight vision, color vision deficiencies in animal model

By Doug Bennett • Apr 3, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

For people with blue cone monochromacy, the world is blurry, colorless and uncomfortably bright. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a gene therapy that restored crucial visual functions to affected cone...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • Apr 17, 2018
Travis Rockey, 67, and Gail, his wife of 43 years, spend their days in retirement serving others. "We believe that service to others is a critical...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Impact of Preeminence Initiative: Progress in Research on Swallowing

Mar 27, 2018

In the last issue of On the Same Page, I summarized the impact of the UF Preeminence Initiative for the University of Florida and UF Health. A myriad of benefits have occurred, as expressed in broad terms: new research awards, including program projects and center grants; enhanced interdisciplinary... Read More

The POST Magazine

Songs from the Heart

January 2018

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine artist-in-residence creates album with pediatric patients

Health In A Heartbeat

Federal tax on junk food is feasible, study finds

Apr 20, 2018

Your potato chips, Cheetos and Mountain Dew might someday come with something extra — a federal junk food tax. Slapping a federal excise tax on foods that meet certain nutritional or category criteria is both legal and feasible, researchers at two universities have found. An excise tax is a...

Animal Airwaves

AA Live: “Getting into Veterinary School”

Apr 20, 2018

If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student...