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Flu vaccination programs have potential to be self-sustaining in Florida

By Evan Barton • May 23, 2016

School-located influenza vaccination programs led by local health departments could be cost-effective throughout the state of Florida, according to a study published recently in the journal Vaccine. “Our research shows that these...

Study shows pain causes older adults to develop more inflammation over a longer period of time

By Morgan Sherburne • May 4, 2016

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary University of Florida Health study has suggested...

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...

The POST

A recipe for a healthy community

April 2016

Robust research, healthy community
A UF Health program helps North Florida eat well, access health care and participate in research.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Depression, loneliness more likely after seniors stop driving

May 25, 2016

Driving with poor eyesight, reaction time or mental clarity obviously creates many dangers, leading many senior citizens to give up their car keys. But a new analysis of previous research on the topic shows a higher risk of social and mental challenges for seniors after they stop driving. To get a...

Animal Airwaves

AA LIVE: “Animal CSI”: Veterinary Forensics

May 7, 2016

Knowledge gained in the field of human forensic science and medicine has helped forge an exciting new field of veterinary forensic sciences. Dr. Jason Byrd, associate director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine at the University of Florida and a leader in this emerging area, will...

On The Same Page

Immunotherapy for Brain Cancer

Apr 29, 2016

Each year, more than 200,000 people in the United States receive the chilling diagnosis of a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The sheer number of these cases makes central nervous system tumors one of the most common and deadly malignancies. Despite the use of aggressive treatments, including... Read More