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Sanford teen leaves hospital with temporary artificial heart and portable driver

By Karen Chavez • Apr 18, 2014

A 16-year-old Florida girl is the youngest person in the world to leave and spend the night outside of a hospital with a temporary artificial heart and portable driver today (April 18). Nalexia “Lexi” Henderson, who was the first...

UF Dance Marathon raises $1.5 million ‘for the kids’

By Karen Dooley • Apr 17, 2014

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida celebrated its 20th anniversary over the weekend by raising a record-crushing $1.5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital....

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

By Peveeta Persaud • Apr 16, 2014

His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge with courage every day. Now, Nathan, a...

UF Health leaders transition to new roles

By Melissa Blouin • Apr 15, 2014

Two UF Health leaders will assume new roles within the system as of July 1. Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands since 2001, will be the UF Health executive vice president for regional and governmental affairs, and Ed...

Mother knows best: Quadruplets thriving 14 years after mom was told she couldn't carry them

By Tiffany Wilson • Apr 15, 2014

After five unsuccessful fertility treatments, Michelle and Rey Regulacion wondered if their dream of having a child together would ever come true. But when they attempted in-vitro fertilization for the sixth time, they received...

The POST

One world, one health

April 2014

Health care experts have realized the myriad ways human health is tied to animal and environmental health, a concept called One Health. UF’s One Health program brings together students and experts from a variety of disciplines to solve the world’s complex and interconnected health care problems.

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Health In A Heartbeat

Shingles under 40 could cause stroke later

Apr 21, 2014

After you’ve dealt with chickenpox as a kid, you’re done with it forever, right? Wrong. For some folks, the virus that causes chickenpox can re-emerge later and cause shingles, a painful rash that can lead to serious complications if left untreated. The illness could also cause other problems to...

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LIVE: Getting into Veterinary School

Apr 12, 2014

Thinking of applying to veterinary school? The path to acceptance requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but the rewards of a career in veterinary medicine can be great. The study of veterinary medicine can lead not only to clinical practice, but also to work in public health, research,...

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Bachelor of Health Science Program at the College of Public Health and Health Professions

Apr 2, 2014

The educational programs at the UF Health Science Center are, for the most part, focused on professional degrees. But did you know that more than 500 students have chosen an undergraduate pre-professional major in health science at the College of Public Health and Health Professions? To prepare... Read More