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UF researchers: Rare parasite colonizing snails in South Florida

By Sarah Carey • Feb 25, 2015

A rare parasite that can cause sickness in humans and animals is present in more species of snails in Florida than previously thought, potentially putting people and pets who eat snails at risk. University of Florida scientists...

UF Health research points to potential treatment for macular degeneration, uveitis

By Doug Bennett • Feb 23, 2015

Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a promising treatment that inhibits those diseases by interrupting the...

UF Health study: Even light activity is heart-healthy

By Morgan Sherburne • Feb 18, 2015

Even everyday activities such as dusting and walking to the mailbox can reduce older adults’ risk of heart attack or death, according to a University of Florida Health study released today (Feb. 18) in the Journal of the American...

Survival rates for UF Health blood and marrow transplant patients are among the best nationwide

By Lindy Brounley • Feb 5, 2015

Outcomes for patient survival following stem cell transplant at the University of Florida Health Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program, which treats patients with leukemia and other blood cancers, were recently ranked among...

Morey appointed chair of the UF department of anesthesiology

By Rossana Passaniti • Jan 30, 2015

After an extensive national search, Timothy E. Morey, M.D., has been appointed chair of the anesthesiology department at the University of Florida College of Medicine. “We were fortunate to have a person like Dr. Morey who...


The gift of life

January 2015

More than 1,600 older adults took part in the trial phase of the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders, or LIFE, study. The LIFE study sought to discover what happened when older adults engaged in moderate physical activity. In this month’s issue of The POST, we follow what happened to Brian Ainsworth, one of the study participants, during the course of the trial.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Americans’ top fears relate to everyday life

Feb 26, 2015

Of all the real and perceived dangers in the world, which makes you most afraid? According to the results of a newly published study, Americans’ top fear is walking alone at night — a surprisingly benign threat compared to a terrorist attack or contracting a deadly disease. Researchers at Chapman...

Animal Airwaves

Entrusting your pet’s care

Feb 1, 2015

If you’re like many pet parents, you’re convinced that nobody know your pet’s needs better than you do. So do you lie awake wondering what would happen if you could no longer care for your beloved buddy? Pet trusts are set up for just that reason. A pet trust is a legal document detailing how your...

On The Same Page

Making More Room at the Inn

Feb 23, 2015

Our hospitals in both Gainesville and Jacksonville are full. This is a good problem to have, but it is a problem. And as we figure out a way to accommodate continued growth within a fixed hospital chassis, we must do so in a way that further enhances the quality of care we provide. Needless to say... Read More