Published Nov 30, 2020
Specialty: Cancer, Specialty: Pulmonary and Lung Surgery
Social media is like an all-access pass — people can tap into an almost unlimited amount of information. For cancer...continue reading
Published Oct 13, 2020
Specialty: Rheumatology, Specialty: Pediatrics
Seven states do not have any pediatric rheumatologists. Florida is more fortunate, with about 17. But health experts say that relative abundance is hardly adequate in a state brimming with more than 21 million residents. Indeed, entire areas of the state go without such a specialist. The Florida Panhandle, for example, has no full-time pediatric rheumatologist....continue reading
Published Oct 13, 2020
Specialty: Nephrology
In order for there to be a gift of life, there must be a giver. Living donors are more common...continue reading
Published Oct 13, 2020
Specialty: Nephrology
Enell "Trent" Porter had long battled hereditary congestive heart failure and diabetes, at times falling critically ill. But the 50-year-old...continue reading
Published Sep 29, 2020
Specialty: ENT
University of Florida Health today unveiled at The Oaks Mall the region’s premier surgical center for eye and ear, nose...continue reading
Published Sep 25, 2020
U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey rated UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida, high performing in...continue reading
Published Sep 24, 2020
University of Florida neurosurgery chair Brian Hoh, M.D. , MBA, has been elected the 2020-21 president of the Congress of...continue reading
Published Sep 23, 2020
UF Health pediatric oncologist Elias Sayour , M.D., Ph.D., has received a $2.5 million grant from the pediatric cancer foundation...continue reading
Published Sep 14, 2020
In the mid-1980s, UF neurosurgeon William A. Friedman , M.D., and medical physicist Frank J. Bova , Ph.D., began looking...continue reading
Published Sep 14, 2020
Internationally renowned neurologist Steven T. DeKosky, M.D. , the deputy director of UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain...continue reading


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