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UF Health celebrates award-winning nurses during National Nurses Week

By Lauren Irizarry • Apr 23, 2014

In honor of the patient-centered work of its 3,500-plus nursing staff, UF Health will recognize these dedicated caregivers and showcase their successes during National Nurses Week, May 4-10. In 2013, the nursing staff at UF...

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...

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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Sunlight exposure may help lower your blood pressure

Apr 24, 2014

Getting your daily dose of sunshine fuels your body with vitamin D, but a new study found it may also help lower your blood pressure, too. Studies in the past have shown that people with mild hypertension tend to have lower blood pressure in the summer than in the winter. Until now, researchers...

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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