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Video Male-female ring finger proportions tied to sex hormones in embryo; may offer health insights

Sep 5, 2011 • By

Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men’s ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers — and why the reverse usually holds true for women. The finding could help medical professionals understand the origin of behavior and disease, which may be useful for customizing treatments or assessing risks in […]

Video Shands at UF neonatal intensive care unit reunion

Aug 30, 2011 • By Video and photos by Maria Farias

The Shands at UF neonatal intensive care unit held a patient reunion Aug 6. The Teddy Bear Picnic was held in the Founders Gallery and included refreshments, games and a visit from Albert and Alberta.

Video UF addiction expert’s new book helps families deal with substance abuse

Aug 29, 2011 • By

When one member of a family is affected by substance abuse, the whole family is affected, according to Scott Teitelbaum, M.D., the division chief for addiction medicine in the department of psychiatry. His new book, “Addiction: A Family Affair,” is intended to be a resource for people who are facing problems of substance abuse or […]

Video Urban Meyer helps open new Chest Pain E.R. at Shands at UF

Aug 26, 2011 • By

He woke up at 4 a.m., his hand clasped to his chest. He tried to stand and tumbled to the floor. Shelley Meyer’s voice quickens as she recalls that moment in December 2009, when she dialed 9-1-1 fearing something was seriously wrong with her husband, Urban Meyer, then coach of the University of Florida football […]

Video New Chest Pain E.R. at Shands provides patients fast, compassionate emergency cardiac care

Aug 24, 2011 • By Lindsey Robertson, Media Relations Coordinator

Chest Pain E.R. at Shands–Bios Chest Pain E.R. at Shands–Fact Sheet In the Chest Pain E.R., a new testing routine means fewer missed heart disease cases UF&Shands leaders joined with former University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer and his wife, Shelley, today to mark the opening of the new Chest Pain E.R. at Shands. […]

Video Active older adults less likely to become cognitively impaired, UF researchers find

Aug 11, 2011 • By

Reaching over to make the bed or bending to get a grocery bag might not be the typical idea of being physically active. But all those everyday movements add up and could contribute to health benefits, especially among older adults – even if it’s not clear just how much energy seniors are exerting. Previous research […]

Video UF study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillers

Jul 21, 2011 • By

Painkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs and others in their class known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are linked to harmful health effects. Now a new study from the University of Florida raises […]

Video Genetic analysis of costly cattle disease may aid in vaccine development

Jul 13, 2011 • By

Researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine say proteins common to multiple strains of Anaplasma marginale, a tick-borne pathogen that costs the U.S. cattle industry millions of dollars annually and is even more devastating in developing countries, could hold the key to developing an effective vaccine against the disease. In the July […]

Video UF scientists devise way to sort brain cells for potential transplants

Jul 6, 2011 • By

University of Florida scientists have discovered a way to separate the neural wheat from the chaff during the process of generating brain cells for potential patient therapies. The technique, recently detailed in the online journal PLoS ONE, could be applied to long-awaited stem cell treatments for Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and other brain disorders. […]

Slideshow Video Monthly treatments at UF keep tiny horse on its feet

Jun 28, 2011 • By

Big things really do come in small packages, if you ask Debbie DeHowitt, whose horse-loving heart belongs to the “mini-minis.” DeHowitt’s 4-year-old mini-miniature horse, Buttercup, has been a client of the UF Large Animal Hospital from an early age, when it became clear that she needed special care for hoof problems. “When she was 6 […]

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