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UF College of Pharmacy researchers secure $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions

By Donovan Baltich • Apr 23, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy received a $1.5 million grant to study hormonal contraceptive drug interactions that lead to unintended pregnancies from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D...

International advocacy group GoFAR funds UF Health research for Friedreich’s ataxia gene therapy program

By For media inqui... • Apr 19, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

University of Florida Health pediatrics researchers have received a $450,000 grant from the Italian patient advocacy group GoFAR to continue developing a gene therapy for Friedreich’s ataxia, a life-shortening genetic disorder...

Regenerative power of fat-derived stem cells impaired by smoking

By Bill Levesque • Apr 17, 2018 • Lead Story

Cigarette smoke is loaded with more than 4,000 chemicals, about 70 of which are toxins or carcinogens. It’s associated with lung cancer, heart disease, immune disorders and birth defects. Smoking even slows the healing of wounds...

Quick action on concussion symptoms helps athletes recover faster, researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

In the warrior ethos that permeates sports, athletes sometimes shake off injuries and stay in the game. It’s considered a measure of toughness. It also is the worst step a concussed athlete can take, according to UF Health...

Redesign of UF Health joint replacement program posts big gains in patient care

By Bill Levesque • Apr 5, 2018 • Video, Featured Articles, Lead Story

Hip and knee replacement surgeries represent the highest line item in the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, budget. Still, the federal government wants hospitals to make further improvements in cost...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • Apr 23, 2018
This story is a follow-up to “How an artificial heart brought a bubbly baby’s smile back” that was published in January 2018. For more than half of...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Impact of Preeminence Initiative: Progress in Research on Swallowing

Mar 27, 2018

In the last issue of On the Same Page, I summarized the impact of the UF Preeminence Initiative for the University of Florida and UF Health. A myriad of benefits have occurred, as expressed in broad terms: new research awards, including program projects and center grants; enhanced interdisciplinary... Read More

The POST Magazine

Preparing for the Unthinkable

March 2018

Mass casualty events put emergency training to the test

Health In A Heartbeat

Raw water: The new health trend you don’t want to try

Apr 24, 2018

You may associate the words “all natural” with a healthy advantage when it comes to food, but when it comes to water, some people are taking it to the extreme. A new health trend hitting the nation called “raw water” describes water that hasn’t been treated at a utility and is sold in glass bottles...

Animal Airwaves

AA Live: “Getting into Veterinary School”

Apr 20, 2018

If you or anyone in your family are considering a career in veterinary medicine, there’s a lot that you should know. The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work, but a career in veterinary medicine can be very rewarding. On this show, Dr. Juan Samper, associate dean of academic and student...