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UF Health study links commonly prescribed ear drops to perforated eardrums

By Matthew Splett • Mar 27, 2017

Use of commonly prescribed antibiotic ear drops may increase the risk of a perforated eardrum after ear tube surgery, according to a new study by researchers at University of Florida Health. The study, published in the journal...

UF Health diabetes researchers discover way to expand potent regulatory cells

By Doug Bennett • Mar 21, 2017

For parents, storing their newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood is a way to preserve potentially lifesaving cells. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has found a way to expand and preserve certain cord-blood...

Drug trio shows effectiveness against deadly type of breast cancer in mouse model

By Doug Bennett • Mar 21, 2017

A three-drug combination has almost completely suppressed the deadliest type of breast cancer during testing in mouse models, according to a group that includes a University of Florida Health researcher. Triple-negative breast...

Mobile health apps show promise for improving health outcomes

By Jill Pease • Mar 16, 2017

Consumers and health providers have their pick of thousands of health apps and programs delivered via mobile devices, but there has been little information available on how effective they are at improving users’ health. Now,...

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UF College of Medicine holds strong in annual rankings

By Doug Bennett • Mar 13, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has maintained its historically high standing in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s top medical schools. The UF College of Medicine held firm in its No...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Leah Harms • Mar 23, 2017
Bill was familiar with the drive from Tallahassee to Gainesville, from when his daughter was a student at the University of Florida. He had even...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Innovation in Cardiovascular Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

Mar 2, 2017

Robert Kuemmerlein suffered from progressively worsening shortness of breath, even when engaged in simple activities like walking to the mailbox or going up a few stairs. He also had trouble sleeping. These symptoms were caused by congestive heart failure due to damage of the aortic and mitral... Read More

The POST Magazine

A hero for shelter animals

February 2017

Follow a hectic day helping pets and people with Natalie Isaza, D.V.M., the American Humane Association’s 2016 Hero Veterinarian

Health In A Heartbeat

There’s a reason why time flies when we’re having fun

Mar 28, 2017

“Time flies when you’re having fun” is an age-old saying that too often seems to be true. Have you ever been excited to go on vacation only to have it end too soon? By contrast, stressful situations seem to make time stand still. Studies have shown this phenomenon is due in part to our emotions,...

Animal Airwaves

A cat’s breath away from a diagnosis

Mar 1, 2017

As befits a carnivore through and through, a cat’s breath isn’t expected to be fresh as a daisy. But breath that’s especially pungent may be sending medical signals. The most common cause of halitosis in cats is oral bacteria, which mixes with plaque to cause dental disease. But problems affecting...