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Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

By Jill Pease • Jan 19, 2017

Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight. The...

UF plays key role in trial for successful Ebola vaccine

By Evan Barton • Dec 23, 2016

An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization has published its final report on the Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea, finding that the vaccine is a safe and effective way to prevent Ebola...

Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases

By Cindy Spence • Dec 22, 2016

With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping diseases such as Zika before they spread farther into...

Cancer cells’ transition can drive tumor growth, UF Health researchers find

By Doug Bennett • Dec 21, 2016

As cancerous tumors fester in the body, they need an ever-increasing blood supply to deliver the oxygen and nutrients that fuel their growth. Now, a team led by University of Florida Health researchers has established how some...

Researchers learn more about drink that aids post-radiation recovery

By Doug Bennett • Dec 6, 2016

When patients get treated for cancer, radiation therapy administered to shrink tumors also affects healthy cells in the gastrointestinal tract and causes difficult side effects. Now, a group of University of Florida Health...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Alisha Kinman • Dec 23, 2016
In late fall of 2008, Gracyn DenBesten, 9 at the time, of Windermere practiced tirelessly to perfect her solo to “Away in a Manger” for her church’s...READ MORE

On The Same Page

The 21st Century Cures Act

Dec 14, 2016

In recent weeks, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed overwhelmingly by both chambers of the U.S. Congress. The Senate passed the bill on Nov. 30 by a vote of 94-5, and the House passed an almost identical version on Dec. 7, by a vote of 392-26. On December 13th, President Obama signed the bill... Read More

The POST Magazine

The POST - January 2017

January 2017

UF Health ShandsCair reaches a milestone in saving lives

Health In A Heartbeat

Does regular mammography screening cause over diagnosis?

Jan 18, 2017

In 2015, the American Cancer Society revised its breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend women start yearly mammograms at age 45, instead of 40. After age 55, a mammogram every other year is OK for most women, the organization states. The changes revived the controversy that’s been swirling...

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Cat versus Christmas tree

Jan 1, 2017

Ahh…Christmas. The smell of spiced cider, the glitter of lights—and the crash of tree ornaments your cat bats to the floor. Balancing Christmas tree love with your cat’s safety is challenging, but doable. First, let your cat get used to the naked Christmas tree before you start decorating. Then,...