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UF study: Lack of clinical trials supporting many popular diets on “best” list

By Bill Levesque • Aug 23, 2017 • Lead Story

Dieting is a struggle for many people. Numerous popular diets offer the promise of weight loss. But which ones work? University of Florida Health researchers decided to find out. While they found little scientific evidence...

How to protect your eyes while observing Monday’s solar eclipse

By Doug Bennett • Aug 17, 2017 • Lead Story

On Monday, many eyes will be on the skies above Gainesville during a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 1:15 p.m. and peak at 2:47 p.m., obscuring 88 percent of the sun from view. Here are some ways to enjoy the...

Immunotherapy treatment shows effectiveness against deadly brain tumor during early tests

By Doug Bennett • Aug 16, 2017 • Lead Story

Glioblastoma is an aggressive, stubborn brain tumor with low odds of survival for patients. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a way to target a molecule that lets the tumor grow, migrate and evade the body’...

UF Health Shands Hospital nationally ranked in six specialties for 2017-18

By Bill Levesque • Aug 8, 2017 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is among the nation’s best in six adult medical specialties in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. hospitals released today (Aug. 8). For the third year in a row,...

UF Health Jacksonville ranked among best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report

By Daniel Leveton • Aug 8, 2017 • Lead Story

UF Health Jacksonville has been ranked among the best hospitals in a new U.S. News & World Report comparison of hospitals across the nation. Highlighting the organization’s achievements is its ear, nose and throat program,...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Nickie Doria • Aug 15, 2017
She waited. She wondered. She worried. Then, she listened carefully as he said her name. “Therese.” Four days after having a major stroke, Michael...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Supporting Our Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows With Federal Training Grants

Aug 23, 2017

In the first strategic plan for UF Health (2010-2015), called “Forward Together,” the main goals for the education mission were to update the professional curricula in our six health science colleges to emphasize small group and peer-to-peer learning, systems-based approaches to integrated basic... Read More

The POST Magazine

Window on Healing

July/August 2017

How artistry, a camera and a great view helped one woman battle cancer

Health In A Heartbeat

Having a smartphone in view might make it harder to concentrate

Aug 23, 2017

Out of sight, out of mind. The adage might hold true when it comes to your smartphone. A recent study suggests that when your phone is within reach or sight, it is hard to concentrate on the task at hand. A team from the University of Texas at Austin gauged cognitive skills among a group of 800...

Animal Airwaves

How pets party down

Aug 1, 2017

When pet parents cut loose in the summer, we need to keep one thing in mind. Our idea of celebration is very different from that of our pets. Noises, blasts of light and the smoky smell of fireworks might get our juices flowing, but they often incite panic in our pets. Some even run off, getting...