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UF plays key role in managing new dog flu emergence

By Sarah Carey • Jul 12, 2017 • Lead Story

When about a dozen sick dogs admitted to the UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Hospital in late May were diagnosed with a strain of highly contagious canine influenza virus — the first-ever outbreak of the virus in...

As competition goes down, generic drug prices rise, study finds

By Matthew Splett • Jul 5, 2017 • Lead Story

If the cost of your generic prescription drug has risen, it may be due to a lack of competition among drug manufacturers, according to a University of Florida College of Pharmacy study. More than four in five prescriptions...

Grant will help researchers create a better test for pancreatic cancer

By Karin Lillis • Jun 28, 2017 • Lead Story

Up to one-third of pancreatic cancer cases go undiagnosed through standard means of testing. A University of Florida Health surgeon hopes a new project and alternative testing method can more accurately detect the presence of the...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in six medical specialties for 2017-18

By Doug Bennett • Jun 27, 2017 • Lead Story

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in six medical specialties, according to the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World...

UF researchers identify gene variant to personalize therapy for deadly form of leukemia

By Matthew Splett • Jun 26, 2017 • Lead Story

A genetic variation identified by researchers at University of Florida Health may help clinicians target a deadly form of leukemia using a promising drug therapy. Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is a rapidly spreading type of...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • May 12, 2017
Monitoring our tiniest patients within hospital walls and beyond. David “Jackson” Rodes was born on April 8 to Ashley DuBois and David Rodes of...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Markets for Health Care: Part 2 – The Market for Health Insurance

Jun 27, 2017

This is Part 2 of our newsletter on the distinction between the market for health care services and the market for health insurance. We begin by stating that competition in the health insurance market is a horse of a different color from competition in the health care services market. This is... Read More

The POST Magazine

Helpful Habits

May - June 2017

UF Researchers using new strategies to tackle Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.

Health In A Heartbeat

Medical marijuana laws could be saving taxpayers money

Jul 21, 2017

Medical marijuana could be saving U.S. taxpayers major bucks when it comes to Medicaid expenses. That’s according to a new study released on As of December, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing medical marijuana. Two researchers from the University...

Animal Airwaves

Doing right by one scared puppy

Jul 1, 2017

If you’ll be bringing home a puppy, you may wonder what to expect that first day. It may be the first time your pup’s been away from his canine family. There’ll be no licking, nuzzling and warm pooch contact in this strange, new environment. That’s why the first day is the scariest for a pup. It’s...