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Study shows pain causes older adults to develop more inflammation over a longer period of time

By Morgan Sherburne • May 4, 2016

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary University of Florida Health study has suggested...

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...


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

Aspirin a day might slow staph infection deaths

May 5, 2016

A staph infection is no joke. Even for an otherwise healthy person, this condition can be fatal. The infection occurs when Staphylococcus aureus (“staf-uh-luh-kok-uhs awr-ee-uhs”) bacteria that commonly live on the skin get into the body. Once there, the bacteria frequently settle in the...

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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...

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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