UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital No. 1 in North America in congenital heart surgery survival rate

By Alisha Katz • Jun 21, 2018 • Lead Story

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranked No. 1 in North America for congenital heart surgery survivals among medium- to high-volume centers in a recent report by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, or STS.    In the...

Richard Holbert, M.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of psychiatry, demonstrates transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS — an outpatient procedure using magnetic pulses to stimulate an area of the brain to improve depression symptoms.

UF Health first in Florida to earn National Network of Depression Centers designation

By Todd Taylor • Jun 20, 2018 • Lead Story

The University of Florida’s Mood Disorders Program, spearheaded by the department of psychiatry at UF’s College of Medicine, was recently named a center of excellence by the National Network of Depression Centers, or NNDC. UF...

Virus found in Florida resident may be widespread throughout the Southeast

By Evan Barton • Jun 18, 2018 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

A virus first found in Tampa Bay-area mosquitoes that can cause a rash and mild fever has been identified in humans for the first time, according to University of Florida researchers. The findings are yet another indicator of the...

Students learn lifesaving lessons at mass casualty exercise

By Catie Wegman an... • Jun 14, 2018 • Video, Lead Story

Annie Alexis didn’t know who to help first. So many things were happening at once, she said. People were screaming, others were bleeding and some appeared to be dead. On the morning of June 7, the University of Florida’s Summer...

Florida’s obesity rate may be higher than originally thought, new study finds

By Doug Bennett • Jun 14, 2018 • Lead Story

Florida’s obesity rate may be higher than originally thought. A widely used national health survey puts the overall obesity rate in the state at 27.8 percent, but a new study based on an analysis of a robust clinical data...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Katz • May 24, 2018
For as long as she can remember, Nayla Rivera and her father, Chris, have trekked from one medical appointment to another, mostly in South Florida...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Commencement 2018

May 29, 2018

Each year, Commencement ceremonies held at our health colleges remind us of our raison d'être. Commencement is a time when we are prompted to think back to our roots — the pure motivations we had for choosing the profession we did. There is the warmth and justifiable pride felt by our faculty in... Read More

The POST Magazine

Recognizing Risks

May 2018

New program at UF Health assesses brain functions of older patients before surgery

Health In A Heartbeat

That restaurant cheeseburger may come with a pinch of harmful chemical

Jun 12, 2018

You may have more to watch than calories during that next meal out. Think plastics. A study published in the journal Environment International found far higher levels of a group of chemicals called phthalates [THAL-ates] in people who reported recently dining out compared with those who ate at home...

Animal Airwaves

“Disaster Prevention in Pets: What You Can Do” (original air-date January 24, 2015)

Jun 8, 2018

Before you find yourself in a crisis mode with your pet’s health, keep in mind that there are things you can do to prevent many disasters from happening. The routine use of preventive measures can keep expensive and life-threatening diseases at bay. Dr. Wendy Mandese will discuss the importance of...