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Hearts full of hope

By Chris Bilowich • Feb 27, 2015

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Director Mark Bleiweis, M.D., was the 2015 honoree at the Alachua American Heart Association Heart Ball , held on Feb. 14, 2015. Bleiweis was honored for his work at UF Health and caring for some...

UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

By Sarah Carey • Feb 25, 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists...

UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis

By Doug Bennett • Feb 23, 2015

Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a promising treatment that inhibits those diseases by interrupting the...

UF Health study: Even light activity is heart-healthy

By Morgan Sherburne • Feb 18, 2015

Even everyday activities such as dusting and walking to the mailbox can reduce older adults’ risk of heart attack or death, according to a University of Florida Health study released today (Feb. 18) in the Journal of the American...

Survival rates for UF Health blood and marrow transplant patients are among the best nationwide

By Lindy Brounley • Feb 5, 2015

Outcomes for patient survival following stem cell transplant at the University of Florida Health Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, which treats patients with leukemia and other blood cancers, were recently ranked among...

The POST

The gift of life

January 2015

More than 1,600 older adults took part in the trial phase of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders, or LIFE, study. The LIFE study sought to discover what happened when older adults engaged in moderate physical activity. In this month’s issue of The POST, we follow what happened to Brian Ainsworth, one of the study participants, during the course of the trial.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Study shows that people dismiss cancer as cause of health symptoms

Mar 3, 2015

Thinking about cancer is unpleasant. Thinking about the possibility you might have cancer is even less appealing. Of course, individuals who notice warning signs of cancer can take action and see a doctor. But human nature being what it is, people are sometimes more likely to explain away odd...

Animal Airwaves

Preventing bad breath and costly cures

Mar 2, 2015

If your furry friend’s breath could take yours away, it could be a sign of dental disease. Along with bad breath, inflamed gums, discolored teeth, pawing at the mouth and changing in eating habits are all signs of dental disease, a common problem in our pets. It’s often painful and can lead to...

On The Same Page

Making More Room at the Inn

Feb 23, 2015

Our hospitals in both Gainesville and Jacksonville are full. This is a good problem to have, but it is a problem. And as we figure out a way to accommodate continued growth within a fixed hospital chassis, we must do so in a way that further enhances the quality of care we provide. Needless to say... Read More