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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 Dan Leveton • 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...

UF Health researchers validate early predictor of lethal kidney condition

By Marilee Griffin • Apr 14, 2014

Researchers have found a way to identify critically ill patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury — a potentially fatal and often asymptomatic condition. Their findings may be the first to validate two markers...

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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

Total smoking bans linked to more quitting smoking

Apr 17, 2014

There’s nothing pretty about smoking cigarettes. For decades studies have linked the habit to a host of conditions, from cardiovascular disease to cancer to low birth weight. Even for those who don’t partake, secondhand smoke is almost just as dangerous … and there is evidence now that toxic...

Animal Airwaves

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,...

On The Same Page

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