UF Health pharmacist Clayton Johnston administers a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Nicole Iovine, chief epidemiology officer for the UF Health Shands Hospital system.

UF Health expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations

By Bill Levesque • Jan 5, 2021 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

With the novel coronavirus continuing its unabated march through communities local and global, University of Florida Health is moving into the next stage of its COVID-19 vaccination program this week as it begins to offer...

UF Health researcher answers top questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines

By Bill Levesque • Jan 4, 2021 • Lead Story

The leading COVID-19 vaccines aren’t anything like the polio vaccination your grandparents received — or even the flu shot you got this fall. A look under the hood unveils a remarkable advancement in medicine. The COVID-19...

Emily Benitez lifts the sleeve of her outfit to receive an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. A woman wearing a white medical coat provides the injection. Both are wearing masks.

Moderna vaccinations begin for health care employees at UF Health in Gainesville

By Bill Levesque a... • Dec 23, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health faculty and staff today began receiving a vaccine developed by Moderna, the second of two authorized vaccines upon which rest the hopes of ending a relentless pandemic. At 10 a.m., David R. Nelson, M...

UF Health in Gainesville begins vaccinating high-risk health care employees against COVID-19

By Bill Levesque, ... • Dec 16, 2020 • Lead Story

After months of anguish and anticipation, after the long days and the longer nights of a pandemic that has stressed communities across Florida, the nation and the world, Gainesville took the first step today toward an eventual...

UF Health among first in world to use novel diaphragmatic pacer to help COVID-19 patients breathe

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Dec 15, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

As the world’s focus shifts from COVID-19 vaccine creation to distribution, researchers and clinicians continue to search for ways to alleviate the suffering of patients and the demands on crowded hospitals. Now, after Emergency...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Lauren Gajda • Nov 10, 2020
Anthony Macchio was already familiar with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. After his second daughter, Isabel, was born with a heart defect in...READ MORE

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Eternally Intertwined

August 2020

Husband, widow donate organs to same man 16 years apart.

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Type of air pollution, not just amount, may determine health threat

Jan 20, 2021

When it comes to measuring the health threat of air pollution, it’s not just about the amount of bad air we breathe. New research finds the chemical composition of what we inhale also plays a big role in assessing the overall threat. Traditionally, most measures of air pollution have focused on the...

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Horse and pills: helping the medicine go down

Jan 19, 2021

When we ask our horses to take oral medications, they often have other ideas. But don’t despair. There are several ways to make the medicine go down. Try hiding small pills in a piece of apple or carrot offered as a treat. Preceding and following that with unmedicated chunks can help hide the taste...