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Researchers uncover how dopamine transports within the brain

By Doug Bennett • Jan 22, 2016

Researchers at University of Florida Health have discovered the mechanics of how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective treatment of drug addictions and neurological...

Researchers uncover new details linking stress, fat metabolism

By Doug Bennett • Jan 6, 2016

If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame. In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that chronic stress stimulates production of...

UF Health Congenital Heart Center celebrates 10 years of healing hearts

By Alisha Kinman • Jan 4, 2016

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Fact Sheet In December of 2014, Adam and Cassidy Pridgeon received exciting news that they would be welcoming their first child in the following year. However, excitement quickly turned to...

Fish, omega-3 supplements may lower rheumatoid arthritis risk for some people

By Doug Bennett • Dec 21, 2015

A UF Health researcher and his colleagues have discovered an association between increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and fish-oil supplements and a decreased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in people at...

Steven DeKosky, M.D., named interim director of McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

By Doug Bennett • Dec 21, 2015

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., has been appointed interim executive director for the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. DeKosky, a prominent Alzheimer’s disease researcher and UF alumnus,...


The Comeback Kids

December 2015 January 2016

Gloria McIntyre suffered from a rare illness. Bill Wong lost his leg below the knee because of a diabetic infection. Amy Emery endured a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. In this month’s The POST, the UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital helps each of them transition back to living independently.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Any exercise boosts brain benefits

Jan 29, 2016

A daily run can control weight, improve mood, raise energy and could combat future illnesses. It can also provide brain-boosting benefits as you age. But as you get older and running becomes more challenging, it can be confusing as to what type of physical exercise you should do to keep your mind...

Animal Airwaves

A pressing problem

Jan 1, 2016

Our pets keep us chuckling with their guileless antics and goofy carryings on. But if you ever see your furry friend exhibiting this behavior, it’s no laughing matter. I’m talking about head pressing, which is usually a sign of a serious medical problem. This isn’t just the playful head butting you...

On The Same Page

The Year in Review: Celebrating Our Achievements in 2015 Part 2

Jan 21, 2016

Part 2 of our "Year in Review" focuses on the hospitals, research institutes and centers that are part of the UF Health family: UF Health Cancer Center UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute UF Institute for Child Health Policy The UF Diabetes Institute UF Emerging Pathogens Institute UF... Read More