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Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

By Morgan Sherburne • Mar 26, 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds. Blame the weather. The warmer climate that draw tourists and...

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Mar 23, 2015

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after being declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit...

UF neurologist honored as a White House Champion of Change

By Nickie Doria • Mar 23, 2015

University of Florida neurologist Michael Okun, M.D., has been named one of eight to be honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for Parkinson’s disease. Okun and the other honorees will speak at the White House at 9 a....

University of Florida pharmacy school Dean Julie Johnson wins Distinguished Scientist Award

By Doug Bennett • Mar 19, 2015

Julie Johnson, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, has won the 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Southeastern Universities Research Association. The award and its $10,000 honorarium are...

Students take part in Brain Awareness Week activities at McKnight Brain Institute

By Doug Bennett • Mar 19, 2015

Paran Davari asked the group of elementary school students to name one of the five senses. An answer came fast from the talkative 6-year-old girl in the front row. “Taste! Like when I eat ice cream!,” said Amber Andrews, a...


Welcome to the family

February 2015

In February, UF Health North opened for business in Jacksonville. The medical specialty building, which includes a natural birth center, high-field magnetic resonance imaging and a 3-D breast imaging center, is just the first phase of UF Health’s plans for North Jacksonville, an area long overdue for health services.

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Health In A Heartbeat

When you lose fat, where does it go?

Mar 31, 2015

Picture this: Breathe in and fill those lungs — and breathe out fat. The image may be an exaggeration, but it’s not much of one. According to the law of the conservation of mass, matter is neither created nor destroyed. So the widely held belief that fat is burned off as extra energy or heat, or is...

Animal Airwaves

LIVE: Treatment of Fractures in Dogs and Cats

Mar 13, 2015

If your dog or cat has broken a bone, it’s possible that surgery will be recommended. Many fractures in our pets are caused by major traumas, such as being hit by a car. Other fractures can be the result of low-impact injury.  Regardless of the cause, however, the decision of whether surgery is...

On The Same Page

Making More Room at the Inn, Part 2: Research and Education

Mar 16, 2015

In the last edition of On the Same Page, titled “Making More Room at the Inn,” data on the increased demand for clinical services at UF Health were presented. We are thrilled to be building new hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville to accommodate future growth in patient care, but what do we do... Read More