Health Articles

UF AIM releases 'Arts on Prescription'

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

For elementary schoolchildren, just 15 minutes of daily exercise improves lung health

Setting aside just 15 minutes a day to walk or run led to improvements in lung function among a group of elementary schoolchildren after only three months, a team of UF College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty and student researchers found.

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 specialties 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. 

Climbing a new path allows chemists to ascend cancer’s steepest research challenges

The cancer gene MYC drives unrestrained cancer cell growth, but has proved a difficult drug target. Nature-inspired compounds succeed by chopping up MYC’s RNA.

Young goat survives rare bone infection thanks to treatment at UF Large Animal Hospital

Now able to walk again, the goat is back at home with her family.

Motherhood in the OR: A new generation of surgeons navigates two loves

About 22.6% of practicing general surgeons are women. But for general surgery residents, the number is slowly creeping up — and for seasoned faculty, this is a welcome change.

AI helps create better, simpler hepatitis, COVID-19 tests

AI-fueled improvements could create at-home tests to catch infections early

New study uses AI to predict who may benefit from cognitive training to stave off dementia

A new UF College of Public Health and Health Professions study aims to shed light on which older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may respond to cognitive training programs designed to boost thinking skills that tend to decline with aging and disease.