Health Articles

UF Health Cancer Center to launch mammography unit in North Central Florida

A grant from the UF president's strategic funding initiative supports breast cancer screening services where access is limited

Medical AI tool from UF, NVIDIA gets human thumbs-up in first study

A new artificial intelligence computer program created by researchers at the University of Florida and NVIDIA can generate doctors’ notes so well that two physicians couldn’t tell the difference, according to an early study from both groups.

Study reveals bias in AI tools when diagnosing women’s health issue

Machine learning algorithms designed to diagnose a common infection that affects women showed a diagnostic bias among ethnic groups, University of Florida researchers found.

Advancing patient care in Jacksonville

The College of Medicine - Jacksonville receives special UF funding to help establish the Center for Convening Transformative Care

Innovative veterinary system will use AI to improve clinical care and treatments

With support from the UF strategic funding initiative, a state-of-the-art, AI-enabled digital imaging platform will be developed to collect, collate, and analyze patient data.

Accelerated nursing program at UF Health addresses nursing shortages in Jacksonville

UF is making a major impact in Jacksonville, graduating a growing number of nursing students who are fulfilling the city’s critical health care needs. 

Exercise-mimicking drug sheds weight, boosts muscle activity in mice

Exercise in a pill might be a little closer to reality with new research.

56 million Americans unknowingly exposed to secondhand smoke

More than half of American adults have been recently exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke – and the vast majority of them were unaware, according to new research.

UF AIM releases 'Arts on Prescription'

New field guide offers roadmap for "prescribing" creative activities to help improve a patient's well-being

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital earns prestigious designation for trauma care

The hospital is one of fewer than 20 in the nation to earn the distinction.

UF Health Shands Hospital again ranked among elite by U.S. News

The hospital had five adult patient care specialities highly ranked

UF nursing researcher helps create global interventions for sickle cell disease

Although diagnosis is inconsistent, as many as 8 million people worldwide are estimated to have sickle cell disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 100,000 Americans are living with the condition, which occurs in about 1 out of every 365 Black or African American births.

UF Health Shands Hospital receives top designation for maternal care

UF Health Shands Hospital has been recognized for the high level of care it provides for women through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care.

UF Health Cancer Center achieves National Cancer Institute designation

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has received prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute.

Mental Health Awareness Month: How exercise goes the extra mile

A University of Florida doctor is highlighting the benefits of exercise for mental health. Dr. Jay Clugston, who specializes in concussion research, has found that athletes with previous mental health conditions recover differently than those without, and athletes with multiple concussions increase their risk for mental health conditions in the future.