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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

Smoking linked to Y chromosome loss

Feb 27, 2015

An Adam’s apple, five-o-clock shadow and rippling muscles may be some of the masculine qualities we think of when we consider what makes men manly. But when it comes to our genetics, what makes a man a man boils down to one simple letter … Y. Women inherit two X chromosomes from their parents,...

Animal Airwaves

Entrusting your pet’s care

Feb 1, 2015

If you’re like many pet parents, you’re convinced that nobody know your pet’s needs better than you do. So do you lie awake wondering what would happen if you could no longer care for your beloved buddy? Pet trusts are set up for just that reason. A pet trust is a legal document detailing how your...

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