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UF Health first in Florida to offer iPad-monitoring app to caregivers of infants with rare heart defect

By Alisha Kinman • Apr 19, 2017

Ever since her son’s birth in December, Elicia Ford has looked forward to the day when she can bring little Levi home to Panama City, Florida. Levi, 3 months old, was born at University of Florida Health Shands Children’s...

Drug pair slows progression of muscular dystrophy in animal models

By Doug Bennett • Apr 17, 2017

A pair of protein-inhibiting compounds is effective at slowing the progression of a form of muscular dystrophy in animal models, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found. The compounds of this novel drug...

There are more than 1 billion cigarette smokers worldwide and another 600 million who chew betel quid, an addicting mix of areca palm nut that sometimes includes tobacco. Now, a group of University of Florida researchers has identified compounds derived from the areca nut that could help smokers and betel quid users break their addictions.

Compounds from tropical nut could help break nicotine, betel nut addictions

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2017

There are more than 1 billion cigarette smokers worldwide and another 600 million who chew betel quid, an addicting mix of areca palm nut that sometimes includes tobacco. Now, a group of University of Florida researchers has...

Access to therapy via videoconferencing a major advance in OCD treatment

By Michelle Jaffee • Apr 4, 2017

Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder are benefiting from the increasingly widespread availability of therapy through videoconferencing and other computer-based programs, according to a review led by a University of Florida...

UF Health study links commonly prescribed ear drops to perforated eardrums

By Matthew Splett • Mar 27, 2017

Use of commonly prescribed antibiotic ear drops may increase the risk of a perforated eardrum after ear tube surgery, according to a new study by researchers at University of Florida Health. The study, published in the journal...

Hope & Healing Blog

by • Apr 10, 2017
Through the efforts of students and faculty from across the University of Florida, a patient's wish to create art was realized. Lorraine Lund, Martin...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Innovation in Cardiovascular Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

Mar 2, 2017

Robert Kuemmerlein suffered from progressively worsening shortness of breath, even when engaged in simple activities like walking to the mailbox or going up a few stairs. He also had trouble sleeping. These symptoms were caused by congestive heart failure due to damage of the aortic and mitral... Read More

The POST Magazine

Invisible Disorder

March 2017

UF experts help patients with a little-known affliction: The inability to swallow

Health In A Heartbeat

For the body, not all sugar is created equal

Apr 26, 2017

Not all sugar is the same, at least in the way that it affects the body. The type of sugar that is consumed can influence the risk of health problems, according to a study by researchers in Spain and California. Using rat models, the researchers found that the risk of health problems varied with...

Animal Airwaves

Digesting the juice cleanse

Apr 14, 2017

As the temperatures rise and days lengthen, we shed our layers. Coats go into closets, boots give way to sandals. Summertime is right around the corner. For some people, it’s the perfect time to shed pounds gained during the winter. These days, a popular strategy is a juice cleanse, which claims to...