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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...

First patient enrolled in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

By Doug Bennett • Jun 22, 2016

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a landmark clinical trial to study the effectiveness of three hepatitis C medications. The initial patient has begun a 12-week drug regimen and is one of 3,750...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in nine medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jun 21, 2016

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in nine medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals...

Existing diabetes drug shows effectiveness against chronic liver disease

By Doug Bennett • Jun 20, 2016

Researchers have found that an existing diabetes drug can be used to halt progression of another disease that is a leading cause of liver transplants. A three-year clinical trial led by University of Florida Health researcher...

Sherrilene Classen named UF chair of occupational therapy

By Jill Pease • Jun 16, 2016

Sherrilene Classen, Ph.D., M.P.H., an internationally recognized scientist in driving rehabilitation, has been named chair of the department of occupational therapy at the University of Florida College of Public Health and...

Hope & Healing Blog

by UF Health • Jul 29, 2016
Pregnancy and breastfeeding change the body, and while the result of having a new child is more than gratifying, some new mothers may find themselves...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Expertise and Entrepreneurship at the College of Pharmacy

Jul 27, 2016

“Everyone who called was truly interested in my health. It was very nice to talk to someone who was so dedicated to their profession, and the health of others.” “I don’t have words to tell you how helpful your service was; I have a hard time understanding things, but the pharmacist who interviewed... Read More

Health In A Heartbeat

Social media support helps smokers quit

Jul 29, 2016

If you’re looking for help kicking a smoking habit, consider Twitter. Researchers writing in the journal Tobacco Control found that participating in a program called Tweet2Quit significantly improves people’s success with ditching smoking. Here’s how Tweet2Quit works: Participants sent group...

Animal Airwaves

Finding a feline soulmate

Jul 1, 2016

This spring in shelters, new kittens are joining all the older cats still hoping for homes. So if you’re looking to adopt a feline friend, you have choices aplenty. But choosing between a cat and a kitten may not be as obvious as it seems. Sometimes an older cat may be the wiser choice. With a...