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UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million ‘For the Kids’

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

Published: Apr 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed Jimenez, chief operating officer for UF Health Shands Hospital and senior vice president, will serve as interim CEO of UF Health Shands.

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge with courage every day.

Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive.

Consumer, be aware: Quality of health-related Internet searches varies

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re like most people, you’ve gone online to find out what’s causing that ringing in your ears or whether a gluten-free diet is worth considering. Be careful.

Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of multiple sclerosis

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In patients with multiple sclerosis, the body turns on itself, launching an immune system attack that destroys the coating around nerve fibers in the central nervous system, leaving them exposed like bare wires. Similar to exposed electrical lines, the unprotected fibers touch and short out, leading to the neurodegenerative effects that are a hallmark of multiple sclerosis.

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

UF researchers say gold-based drug shows promise for fighting bone cancer in people and pets

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A gold-based drug currently used in human and veterinary medicine to manage certain immune diseases may prove useful in combating osteosarcoma, a devastating bone cancer that affects both dogs and people, University of Florida veterinary researchers report.

Vitamin supplements may prevent drug-induced hearing loss, UF researchers say

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The drug gentamicin can provide effective treatment for people with bacterial infections that are resistant to other antibiotics, but this medication can cause a serious side effect, too: hearing loss.

Stressful experiences have big, immediate effects on children’s health

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Science has shown that children who experience stressful events are more likely to face poor health outcomes as adults, but new research shows the effects may show up much sooner — in fact, almost immediately.

College of Medicine rises three spots in national rankings for second year

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, the University of Florida College of Medicine has risen three spots in U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the nation’s top research medical schools.