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Free fitness iPhone apps fail to meet American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines

By Elizabeth Hillaker Downs • Jul 29, 2015

Are you planning on ramping up your exercise regimen this summer? There may not be an app for that — at least not a reliable one. UF Health researchers recently found that only one of 30 popular free fitness apps for iPhones...

How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

By Jill Pease • Jul 29, 2015

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say. The findings appear online ahead of print in the...

Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

By Doug Bennett • Jul 23, 2015

For Media: Please contact Rossana Passaniti at 352-273-8569 or email at The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health...

UF researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

By Doug Bennett • Jun 30, 2015

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. The miniaturized platform, known as a microarray, uses patients’ cancer cells to test...

UF Health Cancer Center appoints new director

By Lindy Brounley • Jun 29, 2015

Jonathan D. Licht, M.D., an internationally known expert in blood cancers, has been appointed director of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center. His appointment will be effective Oct. 1. Licht comes to UF Health from...


The Class of 2015

June 2015

In May and June, UF Health colleges produced nearly 1,500 new graduates. For these Gator grads, the walk across the commencement stage was just the beginning of their new lives as health care experts, providers, scientists, administrators and leaders. This month, we are taking a look back at the journeys some of these graduates took to get to that stage … and what they have planned next. Photos by Jesse S. Jones and Mindy Miller

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Health In A Heartbeat

Sweet drinks suppress stress response, causing habit-forming consumption

Jul 28, 2015

Ever had that afternoon craving for a sweet, bubbly soda? A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that sweetened drinks suppress cortisol, a hormone that causes stress responses in the brain. The researchers say these stress-suppressing effects could be habit...

Animal Airwaves

Lauding good citizens

Jul 1, 2015

The moniker “Good Citizen” doesn’t just apply to humans these days. Your canine buddy can achieve the same distinction. The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen, or CGC, program trains dogs to be model companions, both at home and in the larger community. Dogs that pass certifying tests are...

On The Same Page

Reshaping the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Jun 10, 2015

On her first day of kindergarten in suburban Philadelphia, Susan Nittrouer arrived at school with her grandmother. Susan wore a dress that her parents had purchased for her in Switzerland and her grandmother spoke to the teacher with a Yiddish accent. Susan also spoke to the teacher, in English,... Read More