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College of Nursing dean named Linda Harman Aiken Professor

By Tracy Brown Wright • Aug 4, 2016

University of Florida College of Nursing Dean Anna M. McDaniel, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, has been named the Linda Harman Aiken Professor. Alumna Linda Aiken, Ph.D., R.N., announced a $1 million gift in February to endow the...

Unique trial studying stem cells’ effect on heart damage launches at UF Health

By Doug Bennett • Aug 3, 2016

For the first time ever, University of Florida Health researchers are evaluating whether or not the combination of heart and bone marrow stem cells can repair heart damage. The first patient in the clinical trial, who has had...

UF study finds teens’ likelihood of trying marijuana peaks at ages 16, 18

By Jill Pease • Jun 29, 2016

The likelihood adolescents will try marijuana rises steadily from age 11 to age 16, then decreases before hitting another peak at age 18, according to a new University of Florida study. The study findings, which appear in the...

First patient enrolled in clinical trial of three hepatitis C medications

By Doug Bennett • Jun 22, 2016

University of Florida Health has enrolled its first patient in a landmark clinical trial to study the effectiveness of three hepatitis C medications. The initial patient has begun a 12-week drug regimen and is one of 3,750...

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in nine medical specialties

By Doug Bennett • Jun 21, 2016

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in nine medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • Aug 17, 2016
Paul Neshewat is the epitome of a thriving, fifteen-month-old boy. When he’s not chasing after Hamlet, his family’s English bulldog, Paul can be...READ MORE

On The Same Page

Expertise and Entrepreneurship at the College of Pharmacy

Jul 27, 2016

“Everyone who called was truly interested in my health. It was very nice to talk to someone who was so dedicated to their profession, and the health of others.” “I don’t have words to tell you how helpful your service was; I have a hard time understanding things, but the pharmacist who interviewed... Read More

The POST Magazine

Keep it Moving

July/August 2016

How one Gainesville woman keeps rolling, thanks to UF Health’s Putting Families First

Health In A Heartbeat

Runner’s high uses same system as marijuana

Aug 23, 2016

People have long credited endorphins, released during exercise, for the pleasant feeling of the so-called runner’s high. But scientists know that endorphin molecules can’t cross the blood-brain barrier. It turns out something a little more closely associated with a couch and a bunch of snacks may...

Animal Airwaves

Saving dogs from drowning

Aug 1, 2016

After a dog drowned last summer at a Miami-Dade beach, county officials provided American Red Cross training in canine resuscitation for their beach lifeguards. Because of anatomic differences between species, CPR—or cardiopulmonary resuscitation—is different when used for dogs instead of humans....