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Nationally known orthopaedist selected as chief medical officer for UF Health Shands

By Rossana Passaniti • Oct 19, 2016

University of Florida orthopaedic oncologist C. Parker Gibbs Jr., M.D., has been named chief medical officer for UF Health Shands, effective Oct. 31. In his new role, Gibbs will oversee medical staff practicing within UF Health...

Exercise releases hormone that helps shed, prevent fat

By Doug Bennett • Sep 28, 2016

If a workout feels like more pain than gain, here’s some motivation: Exercise releases a hormone that helps the body shed fat and keeps it from forming. A group led by a University of Florida Health researcher has learned more...

UF researchers find long-term heavy alcohol use, older adults don’t mix

By Morgan Sherburne • Sep 23, 2016

It might not be surprising news that a night of heavy drinking impacts a person’s short-term memory, but University of Florida researchers have found that older adults’ mental abilities are more affected by heavy drinking than...

UF Health researcher investigates natural treatment for liver cancer

By Matthew Splett • Sep 12, 2016

A UF Health researcher is studying a natural therapy for treating liver cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world. Thomas Schmittgen, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutics in the University of Florida...

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths have increased rapidly in Florida since 2010

By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs • Aug 26, 2016

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has seen a sharp increase in fentanyl-related overdose deaths over the past five years, according to UF Health researchers who co-authored a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report out on...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • Oct 24, 2016
Nothing gives Kendall Lewis, better known as Miss K, more joy than seeing “her” helicopter flying high in the sky. And by “her” helicopter, we mean...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults: The “ACT Study”

Sep 29, 2016

Have you sometimes forgotten a phone number, walked to another room to complete an errand but forgotten what it was while walking, or failed to notice a car approaching until it was right next to you? Occasional lapses in memory and attention may not seem significant when we’re young, but we might... Read More

The POST Magazine

From the depths of the mind

September 2016

How UF researchers have turned 3-D-printed dreams into research realities

Health In A Heartbeat

Sunscreen safety ratings not so sunny

Oct 25, 2016

In many parts of the country, the sun is still shining strong — and that means your sunscreen should be able to stand up to the heat. But a new study from the McGraw Medical Center at Northeastern University found that nearly half of all sunscreens don’t meet the American Academy of...

Animal Airwaves

Looking for lead in all sorts of places

Oct 1, 2016

You’ve probably heard of lead poisoning in small animals and children. But did you know it’s a problem in cattle too? In some areas, lead toxicity is the most common poisoning in cattle. And it’s frequently fatal, so it pays for you to know how to prevent it. If you find a dead cow or calf, lead...