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Striving to carry on the legacy of psychiatrist Richard Christensen, who lived to serve

By Michelle Jaffee • Apr 28, 2016

The life and work of Richard C. Christensen, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida who served the homeless population for 25 years, were honored April 22 by colleagues and the public in a standing-room-only...

Exercise genes? Study suggests certain people with depression may benefit from exercise

By Morgan Sherburne • Apr 27, 2016

Call it personalized medicine for depression — but the prescription in this case is exercise, which University of Florida Health researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits. A UF study has found that specific...

UF researchers find ADHD drug does not heighten suicide risk despite FDA warning

By Matthew Splett • Apr 26, 2016

For more than a decade, a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration has accompanied the ADHD drug atomoxetine cautioning users of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts. But University of Florida College of Pharmacy...

UF Health researchers discover ancient origin of genes that make cartilage

By Doug Bennett • Apr 25, 2016

The genetic origin of cartilage is much older and found in more kinds of creatures than scientists had previously thought, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered. It turns out that cartilage, long thought to be...

UF Health researchers develop unique model for studying ALS

By Doug Bennett • Apr 21, 2016

University of Florida Health researchers have developed a unique mouse model that will allow researchers around the world to better study the genetic origins and potential treatments for a neurodegenerative brain disease that...

The POST

Speaking the same language

March 2016

UF Health medical interpreters assist patients with limited English proficiency in the hospital, sharing approximately 15 to 36 patient assignments each day. They interpret for breathing tests, CT scans, emergency care and pregnancy delivery — wherever patients need a voice.

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Health In A Heartbeat

National political leaders have shorter life expectancy

May 2, 2016

Running for office can be hazardous to your health. Excitement, power, stress and some very big decisions await the winners of the 2016 elections. And, as a recently published study shows, so does a shorter life expectancy. An analysis published in the medical journal BMJ found that presidents and...

Animal Airwaves

Cats on diets: fearing the pushback

May 1, 2016

Although many cat parents know that fat felines have a higher likelihood of developing health problems, some won’t start their chubby charges on a weight-loss program. The reason may surprise you. Their reluctance boils down to a fear of getting the cold shoulder. They worry that if they put their...

On The Same Page

Immunotherapy for Brain Cancer

Apr 29, 2016

Each year, more than 200,000 people in the United States receive the chilling diagnosis of a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The sheer number of these cases makes central nervous system tumors one of the most common and deadly malignancies. Despite the use of aggressive treatments, including... Read More