Researchers from the University of Florida and 14 additional medical centers reported results today in the online version of The Lancet Neurology journal indicating that deep brain stimulation — also known as DBS — is effective at improving motor symptoms and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease. The study, sponsored by St. [...]
A program of core strengthening exercises was no better than traditional sit-ups for preventing back pain in soldiers, according to a new University of Florida study. But combining both exercise programs with a brief educational session on back pain strategies did lower the incidence of treatment for back pain. The results of the study appear [...]
UF and Shands faculty and staff gathered to sing holiday carols in the Founders Gallery of the Academic Research Building at the UF Health Science Center December, 16.
Families in the Shands at the University of Florida Neonatal Intensive Care Unit received gifts donated by the Solbach family, whose child graduated from the NICU last year. Ryan and Brittany Rhoden look through a bag of gifts they received for their son, Konlin, who was born at 24 weeks. (Photo by Jesse Jones/University of Florida)
Parker Stevens doesn’t think twice about doing things for others, so shaving his head to raise funds for children with cancer was a sacrifice he was well equipped to handle. Last year, Parker’s father, Jeff Stevens, a web content optimizer at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, participated at an event sponsored by [...]
With a grimace and a grip on her friend Jayce Victor’s hand, Whitney Hughes bared her arm for a flu vaccine injection. “I’m so scared, I’m a baby,” said Hughes, a sophomore studying political science. “I usually get the nasal spray.” In a matter of seconds, Margaret Berry, R.N., a registered nurse from the UF [...]
Since the program began in the mid-1990s, 532 patients have received donor lungs. Also speaking (second from left in the first row) was District 14 Florida State Sen. Steve Oelrich, who stressed the importance of organ donation. Also leading the event were Maher Baz, M.D., medical director of the Lung Transplant Program; John W. Walsh, [...]
The University of Florida announced today that a UF College of Medicine alumnus and his wife have made a significant contribution that will establish a center for primary care education and fuel the university’s plan to build a new medical education building. Dr. H. James Free, a member of the College of Medicine’s first graduating [...]