The POST Magazine

The POST-Spring

Spring 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic exploded across the globe, everything changed. One year later, we’re all adjusting to the new normal. Workers from across UF Health share the lessons they’ve learned during this trying time. See their stories and other important news from UF Health in this edition of The POST.

Health In A Heartbeat

Metabolism no longer a ready excuse for weight gain

Oct 15, 2021

Sorry, folks. You might not be able to blame that bulging waistline on slowing metabolism as you age. Established wisdom is being unestablished. A study published in the journal Science says that our metabolism —simply put, the way our bodies convert food to energy — declines about 3% a year after...

Animal Airwaves

Implications of Emerging Diseases in Gopher Tortoises and Other Reptiles

Oct 15, 2021

Gopher tortoises are found throughout Florida and the Southeast and are affected by various diseases, including upper respiratory tract disease. A new story from the University of Florida this summer revealed the discovery of yet another emerging disease affecting gopher tortoise — one...