The POST

Speaking the same language

March 2016

UF Health medical interpreters assist patients with limited English proficiency in the hospital, sharing approximately 15 to 36 patient assignments each day. They interpret for breathing tests, CT scans, emergency care and pregnancy delivery — wherever patients need a voice.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Step away from the light box

Mar 31, 2016

Do the short winter days, lack of sunlight and all that cold get you down? Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that affects about half a million Americans each year. The go-to treatment for this disorder is straightforward and simple. Doctors often prescribe time with a light box,...

Animal Airwaves

The sobering facts about fat pets

Apr 1, 2016

The facts don’t lie: over 50 percent of dogs and nearly 60 percent of cats are chubby or downright obese. And the numbers keep climbing. Not coincidentally, over 90 percent of us don’t see our little porkers as tipping the scales. But this is serious business. Last year, compared to the previous...

On The Same Page

Immunotherapy for Brain Cancer

Apr 29, 2016

Each year, more than 200,000 people in the United States receive the chilling diagnosis of a primary or metastatic brain tumor. The sheer number of these cases makes central nervous system tumors one of the most common and deadly malignancies. Despite the use of aggressive treatments, including... Read More