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How to protect your eyes while observing Monday’s solar eclipse

By Doug Bennett • Aug 17, 2017 • Lead Story

On Monday, many eyes will be on the skies above Gainesville during a partial solar eclipse. The eclipse will begin at 1:15 p.m. and peak at 2:47 p.m., obscuring 88 percent of the sun from view. Here are some ways to enjoy the...

Immunotherapy treatment shows effectiveness against deadly brain tumor during early tests

By Doug Bennett • Aug 16, 2017 • Lead Story

Glioblastoma is an aggressive, stubborn brain tumor with low odds of survival for patients. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a way to target a molecule that lets the tumor grow, migrate and evade the body’...

UF Health Shands Hospital nationally ranked in six specialties for 2017-18

By Bill Levesque • Aug 8, 2017 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is among the nation’s best in six adult medical specialties in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. hospitals released today (Aug. 8). For the third year in a row,...

UF Health Jacksonville ranked among best hospitals in U.S. News & World Report

By Daniel Leveton • Aug 8, 2017 • Lead Story

UF Health Jacksonville has been ranked among the best hospitals in a new U.S. News & World Report comparison of hospitals across the nation. Highlighting the organization’s achievements is its ear, nose and throat program,...

Common, edible mushroom has potential to kill one type of leukemia cell, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Aug 7, 2017 • Lead Story

An edible, shaggy-looking mushroom contains a protein that is a potent killer of a certain leukemia cell, a group of University of Florida researchers has found. The Coprinus comatus mushroom, commonly known as the lawyer’s wig...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Nickie Doria • Aug 15, 2017
She waited. She wondered. She worried. Then, she listened carefully as he said her name. “Therese.” Four days after having a major stroke, Michael...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Markets for Health Care: Part 2 – The Market for Health Insurance

Jun 27, 2017

This is Part 2 of our newsletter on the distinction between the market for health care services and the market for health insurance. We begin by stating that competition in the health insurance market is a horse of a different color from competition in the health care services market. This is... Read More

The POST Magazine

Window on Healing

July/August 2017

How artistry, a camera and a great view helped one woman battle cancer

Health In A Heartbeat

In as little as a week, popular meds can boost heart attack risk

Aug 18, 2017

Perhaps you’ve heard that an aspirin a day can help keep the doctor away. If so, you may wish to reconsider. A new study published in the British Medical Journal reports that using some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, including aspirin-rivals ibuprofen and naproxen, can increase...

Animal Airwaves

How pets party down

Aug 1, 2017

When pet parents cut loose in the summer, we need to keep one thing in mind. Our idea of celebration is very different from that of our pets. Noises, blasts of light and the smoky smell of fireworks might get our juices flowing, but they often incite panic in our pets. Some even run off, getting...