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Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased rapidly in Florida since 2010

By Elizabeth Hilla... • Aug 26, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has seen a sharp increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths over the past five years, according to UF Health researchers who co-authored a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report out on...

Veterinary Medicine professor receives key award from international group

By Sarah Carey • Aug 26, 2016

Nancy Denslow, Ph.D., a professor of environmental toxicology at the University of Florida, has received a key award from an international professional group for her scientific achievements. Denslow, who holds a joint appointment...

College of Nursing dean named Linda Harman Aiken Professor

By Tracy Brown Wright • Aug 4, 2016

University of Florida College of Nursing Dean Anna M. McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, has been named the Linda Harman Aiken Professor. Alumna Linda Aiken, Ph.D., R.N., announced a $1 million gift in February to endow the...

Unique trial studying stem cells’ effect on heart damage launches at UF Health

By Doug Bennett • Aug 3, 2016

For the first time ever, University of Florida Health researchers are evaluating whether or not the combination of heart and bone marrow stem cells can repair heart damage. The first patient in the clinical trial, who has had...

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

By Jill Pease • Jun 29, 2016

The likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to age 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18, according to a new University of Florida study. The study findings, which appear in the...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • Aug 17, 2016
Paul Neshewat is the epitome of a thriving, fifteen-month-old boy. When he’s not chasing after Hamlet, his family’s English bulldog, Paul can be...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Accelerating the Cure for Tuberculosis

Aug 25, 2016

Although tuberculosis is curable and preventable, about one-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. According to the World Health Organization, in 2014 there were 9.6 million cases of active TB, which resulted in 1.5 million deaths. Over 95 percent of TB deaths occur in low- and... Read More

The POST Magazine

Keep it Moving

July/August 2016

How one Gainesville woman keeps rolling, thanks to UF Health’s Putting Families First

Health In A Heartbeat

Risky behaviors more common among teens who get too little or too much sleep

Aug 26, 2016

A new study has found that enforcing your teenager’s curfew is critical to their safety. Results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveys conducted nationally between 2007 and 2013 show that high school students reported a higher rate of risky behaviors on the...

Animal Airwaves

Saving dogs from drowning

Aug 1, 2016

After a dog drowned last summer at a Miami-Dade beach, county officials provided American Red Cross training in canine resuscitation for their beach lifeguards. Because of anatomic differences between species, CPR—or cardiopulmonary resuscitation—is different when used for dogs instead of humans....