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UF College of Medicine Match Day 2018
Members of the UF College of Medicine class of 2018 finally open their envelopes to discover where they will complete their residency training. #UFMatch #Match2018
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Road to Graduation: Tenisha Wilson
Tenisha Wilson, the first African-American woman to complete the UF MD-PhD Training Program, looks forward to a bright future studying obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins University. She says her 12 years studying at the University of Florida have transformed her into an “open-minded, compassionate and well-rounded” woman, qualities she will bring to her research in maternal-fetal medicine and her future career in academic medicine. #GatorMD #UFGrad
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Road to Graduation: Reesa Lendry and Joe Monir
Fourth-year UF College of Medicine students turned fiancées Reesa Lendry and Joe Monir open up about the complexity of the couples’ match as well as the joys of completing their medical training together. From her dorm room where they met to Wilmot Gardens where he proposed, the University of Florida has figured prominently in their relationship, a part of their history they’ll carry in their hearts for years to come. #Match2018 #GatorMD
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Turning a metabolic switch
The body turns a metabolic switch when we fast as it moves from glucose to fat-cell derived ketones to produce energy, much as an engine might use different kinds of fuel.
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UF Health Shands celebrates National Nurses Week 2018
This year’s National Nurses Week theme — Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence — focuses on how nurses impact the people around them. From innovative nursing practice, to conducting research to teaching students, our Nursing and Patient Services teams are influencing the future of health care every day. We’re proud to celebrate our nurses!
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Dr. Mark Bleiweis | Doctors’ Day
“If you could tell your doctor one thing, what would it be? National Doctors’ Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, by the wife of a doctor who wanted to give others the opportunity to recognize and honor doctors who have impacted their lives. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved a resolution to commemorate National Doctors’ Day on March 30, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990. For more information, visit giving.UFHealth.org/doctorsday or call 352.265.7237.”
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Dr. Lisa Spiguel was destined to solve problems.
These are the people you find at UF Health, where each breast cancer patient gets a whole team of experts working together for a precisely tailored plan. Here we don’t just treat patients, we solve their toughest challenges – and move medicine forward.
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Pediatric Recovery Room Renovations | UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
We are profoundly grateful to our donors who have made the Pediatric Recovery Room renovations possible and allowed us to change the way we deliver pediatric cancer care. Learn more about proton therapy for cancer treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute: www.floridaproton.org
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University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program
We invite you to learn more about the University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program. We proudly offer unique opportunities for training in pediatrics with the creation of novel residency tracks at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. When you select our program, you are choosing to further your career at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation. You are choosing to learn from world-renowned clinicians and scientists at one of the best children’s hospitals in America. You are making the decision to become a Florida Gator, and the feelings and pride that come with that title, are more than you can ever imagine.
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Discover Greatness – UF College of Pharmacy Graduate Program
Do you have the drive and determination to discover greatness? Whether in the lab, the clinic or through big data, you’re on a journey of asking questions – lots of them – to find answers. We understand. We live that journey every day at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Our comprehensive research enterprise spans the entire drug life cycle, bench to bedside. Students in our pharmaceutical sciences graduate program train alongside world renowned researchers to discover and improve new drug targets, novel drug molecules and drug therapies to treat disease. Join us as we pursue greatness – discover all that pharmaceutical sciences has to offer for yourself. For more information, visit http://graduateeducation.pharmacy.ufl.edu/
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Dr. William Slayton never stops until a problem is solved.
These are the people you find at UF Health, where we can help children fight leukemia using bone marrow transplants even without a perfect match. We don’t just treat patients. We move medicine forward.
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National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins,  visits the University of Florida
A recent spike in federal spending is an energizing opportunity for researchers, the nation’s top scientist said during a visit on April 2 to the University of Florida. The National Institutes of Health’s 8.8 percent budget increase gives scientists a chance to be bold, to pursue disease cures more quickly and to take risks in pursuit of major scientific discoveries, said NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D. In fact, Collins said a cure for sickle cell anemia may not be far off. The disease affects blood flow by altering the shape of red blood cells. “I’m going to predict that five years from now, we will have cured sickle cell disease,’’ he said. “It’s about time we had a molecular cure. I think we can do that.” Collins spoke to a packed house of several hundred scientists, staff and health-science students Monday morning at the UF College of Medicine’s George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building.
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UF Mobile Outreach Clinic’s ‘Nurse Ginny’ honored with Spirit of Gainesville Award
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Virginia Bruzzese, R.N., said she has two rules for the UF College of Medicine students she works with on the UF Mobile Outreach Clinic. “One is to treat others as you would want to be treated — with compassion, dignity and respect,” said Bruzzese, known as “Nurse Ginny’’ to those with whom she interacts on the renovated bus. “Two is to have fun. Exude joy in what you do. That makes a huge difference to people.” In recognition of her many years of service on the mobile clinic and elsewhere, Bruzzese recently was awarded Gainesville Magazine’s Spirit of Gainesville Award for Medicine. Bruzzese started off as a nurse and went back to school at the University of Florida to get a degree in health education. “I feel like my career and 42 years of nursing really prepared me for the work on the bus,” she said. For nearly nine years, the Mobile Outreach Clinic, or MOC, has helped deliver health care to medically underserved people in low-income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County while giving UF undergraduate medical, physician assistant and other health professions students a valuable educational experience.
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Dr. Kelly Foote loved to solve problems from a young age.
That’s who you’ll find at UF Health where a world- renowned team uses deep brain stimulation to help people with Parkinson’s disease. We don’t just treat patients, we move medicine forward.
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UF Pharmacy researchers discover new method to harvest ‘green’ sunscreen ingredient
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With spring break only weeks away, many Americans will apply sunscreen to protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Now, scientists at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy have identified a new method to harvest a key ingredient responsible for making the product more environmentally friendly. By pushing the discovery to commercialization, UF researchers hope to make ‘green’ sunscreens more available, reducing dependence on oxybenzone- and octinoxate-based sunscreens. These harmful chemicals accumulate in aquatic environments; they’re toxic to marine life and potentially disrupt the human reproductive system. The researchers found a more efficient way to harvest the UV-absorbing amino acid known as shinorine, which marine organisms like cyanobacteria and macroalgae produce. The conventional method extracts shinorine from red algae, which takes as long as a year to grow and has a long processing time. The new method reduces harvesting time to less than two weeks. Principal investigator Yousong Ding, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, and his colleagues have brought production out of the wild and into the laboratory, where they have much more control. Researchers selected a strain of freshwater cyanobacteria, Synechocystis, as a host cell for shinorine expression because it grows quickly, and it’s easy for scientists to modify its genes. Next, they mined the genes responsible for the synthesis of shinorine from a native producer, the filamentous cyanobacterium Fischerella. The researchers inserted these genes into Synechocystis. Using this method, they produced 2.37 milligrams of shinorine per gram of cyanobacteria, which is comparable to the conventional method’s yield. “This is the first time anyone has demonstrated the ability to photosynthetically overproduce shinorine,” Ding said. “Not only is this an advancement in shinorine research, it’s a big step forward for the entire field of cyanobacterial natural products research.” The production method researchers discovered has broader applications for the production of other known cyanobacterial products and could expedite the process of turning cyanobacterial genomes into potential new drug leads. Researchers secondarily confirmed that the shinorine they harvested through the new method protects cells from UV rays. To test this, they exposed shinorine-making cells to UV radiation. Control cells that do not produce shinorine experienced an obvious decline in population from UV-B exposure. In the other cells, shinorine acted as sunscreen against UV-B light, which helped the cells live and grow better. The American Chemical Society’s peer-reviewed journal, ACS Synthetic Biology, published findings from Ding’s shinorine study this month. Other University of Florida researchers participating in the study included Guang Yang, Ph.D.; Monica Cozad; Destin Holland; Yi Zhang and Hendrik Luesch, Ph.D., a professor and chair of medicinal chemistry and the Debbie and Sylvia DeSantis Chair in Natural Products Drug Discovery and Development.
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DBS shows promise for Tourette patients in new UF-led registry
University of Florida neuroscientists are leading a multinational effort to track outcomes for patients with Tourette syndrome who undergo deep brain stimulation surgery, an established treatment for other movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease that’s now being tested as a potential means to decrease the motor and vocal tics of Tourette syndrome in certain patients. Data collected thus far in a registry of a small international group of patients with uncontrolled Tourette syndrome show a link between deep brain stimulation, or DBS, and some symptom improvement as well as some adverse events, the neuroscientists report in today’s issue of JAMA Neurology. The results indicate an approximate 45 percent reduction in tics one year after the DBS device was implanted. Just over a third of the patients reported adverse events including dysarthria, which is a speech disorder caused by muscle weakness, and paresthesias, which is a burning or prickling in the arms or legs.
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UF Health pediatric oncology patients are first in nation to pilot HealthSteps mobile platform
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A select group of University of Florida Health pediatric oncology patients are being enrolled in a trial for HealthSteps — a smartphone-based digital care plan with clear patient care instructions, built-in reminders, a symptom tracker and the ability to share care plans between family members and medical teams. UF Health is the first in the nation to pilot the mobile application, which was created at the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida using UF resources. “The Innovation Hub at UF’s mission is to build, drive and support the spirit of entrepreneurship in North Central Florida by providing top-notch facilities, programs and mentoring,” said Mark Long, director of incubation services at UF. “HealthSteps is a rising star resident client of the Innovation Hub, and we are extremely pleased with its progress.” Benjamin King, CEO of HealthSteps, pondered ways to use digital resources in patient care when his mom received treatment for a brain tumor. While helping to manage her care, King noticed multiple breakdowns in communication among family members, which led to last-minute runs to the pharmacy and uncertainty regarding whether she took her medications. From this experience, he developed HealthSteps. “The main goal of HealthSteps is to complement health care delivery by more effectively connecting patients with their caregivers. We developed a patient-centered mobile digital app that tracks a patient’s care plan success, helps to prevent medical errors and improves compliance through care plan synchronization,” said King. “Recent studies have indicated that a lack of communication between caregivers is the most frequent source of errors. We are hopeful that this app will provide patients and their caregivers a better pathway to improve their health.” Patients enrolled in the pilot are undergoing maintenance treatment for leukemia. During this phase of treatment, most of the protocol and administering of medications happens at home. With HealthSteps, caregivers will receive medication reminders and be able to input the patients’ symptoms and medication intake. The patients’ physicians and care team at UF Health can then log into the HealthSteps clinical web platform to see updates and make important health care decisions. “I can see how HealthSteps could be valuable for patients and their families,” said Shamani Moore, mother to Tionna, who spent 378 days battling leukemia at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. “After Tionna was finally discharged, we still had to keep up with her medications and IVs at home and manage her symptoms. Having a system The patients enrolled in the pilot will use HealthSteps for approximately two months and will provide feedback in the middle and at the end of the program. Feedback will be submitted to HealthSteps so they can continue to update the app to make it as efficient and easy to use as possible. “This app gives our providers access to our patients’ medication tracking logs in real-time,” said William Slayton, M.D., chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at UF Health. “We are looking forward to working with HealthSteps to determine whether or not using the app helps reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes.”
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Matters of the Heart: UF Health Heart Failure Patient Gets a Second Chance at Life.
Matters of the Heart: UF Health Heart Failure Patient Gets a Second Chance at Life. Stephanie Bello Rodriguez has stage 4 congestive heart failure. For years, she was in immense pain, couldn’t breath, couldn’t walk. Everything hurt. Until the UF Health heart failure team implanted a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, which now helps her heart pump blood and keeps her alive. Stephanie is now pain-free and gives back by volunteering her time at the hospital to pamper and take care of patients’ hair when they aren’t able to do so on their own.
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UF College of Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2018
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Rare Disease Day
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Meet University of Florida Health Urology Dr. Brandon Otto
To learn more about UF Health Urology, please visit UFHealth.org/urology
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Performance enhancement in sports
Lee Sweeney, Ph.D, a muscle biology researcher at the University of Florida College of Medicine, discusses the current state of blood doping, gene doping, and other performance-enhancing techniques used by athletes. He advises the World Anti-Doping Agency about developing strategies to prevent and detect gene and protein manipulation among athletes.
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ECMO patient Reyes
With help from donors from the Dominican Republic to New York, including former Boston Red Sox legend David “Big Papi’’ Ortiz, 13-year-old Andy Reyes continues to fight for his life. UF Health ShandsCair flew Andy from the Cayman Islands to Gainesville on Jan. 27 to await a possible new heart. He’s been kept alive on a heart-lung bypass machine since September, making him perhaps the longest-surviving patient ever on the device.
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How you, too, can fight the flu
This year’s flu season is in full bloom nationwide and Florida is no exception. As students, faculty and staff return to Gainesville and the University of Florida after winter break, Dr. Nicole Iovine of the UF College of Medicine’s division of infectious diseases & global medicine offers tips on how to prevent flu infection, how to determine if you have the flu or a common cold and how to get treatment for the flu.
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What is Regenerative Medicine?
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University of Florida Research Landscapes: Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, discusses her research on how chromatin organization and epigenetic regulation affect leukemia development. University of Florida Research Landscape Video Collection: http://med.ufl.edu/research/video-spotlights/
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Meet University of Florida Health Urology Dr. Michael Lawrence Blute
To learn more about UF Health Urology, please visit UFHealth.org/urology
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Peter T. Dziegielewski, M.D. UF Health director of head and neck surgical oncology
Peter T. Dziegielewski “Dz,” MD, FRCSC, is board-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Originally from Canada, Dr. Dz received his medical degree and residency training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He then completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery, certified by the American Head and Neck Society, at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Dz specializes in the surgical removal of head and neck masses, tumors and cancers. This includes the mouth, tongue, jaws, throat, voice box, face, skin, thyroid, parathyroid, salivary glands, and other sites of the head and neck. He uses open techniques as well as minimally invasive approaches, including robotic surgery, or TORS. He also specializes in head and neck reconstruction using microvascular surgery, or free flaps, and other grafts. He has a clinical interest in using virtual surgery and 3D modeling to perform complex jaw and midface reconstruction. His focus is on rebuilding defects to maximize post-operative swallowing, speech, cosmesis and quality of life.
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Redesign of UF Health joint replacement program posts big gains in patient care
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hip and knee replacement surgeries represent the highest line item in the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, budget. Still, the federal government wants hospitals to make further improvements in cost and quality. It’s a daunting challenge since the procedures are already considered cost-effective. A redesign of the joint-replacement program by the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, however, managed to lower costs while shortening hospital stays and reducing both readmissions and complications, according to a new UF Health study published in the journal Arthroplasty Today. Additionally, pain management and mobility after surgery were dramatically improved, allowing patients to recover at home instead of at rehabilitation facilities, the study said. UF Health physicians said their experience may provide a blueprint for implementing a value-added program that does not “cherry-pick” patients to meet cost requirements imposed by the CMS.
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UF Health researchers target brain cell disorder
University of Florida Health researchers are using cells from patients and patients’ family members to understand why an enzyme deficiency does not allow brain cells to develop and grow normally. The disorder, known as asparagine synthetase deficiency (ASD) , affects children and was only identified several years ago. Biochemistry professors Michael S. Kilberg, Ph.D., and Robert McKenna, Ph.D., and two doctoral students recently published a paper about ASD’s function, structure and role in disease.
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Al'z Place Moonlight and Martinis Fundraising Event
ElderCare of Alachua County cordially invites you to join us for Moonlight and Martinis, benefitting Al’z Place a program of ElderCare of Alachua County. This year, we will be celebrating with a black and white theme we are sure you will enjoy. Come out and enjoy wonderful food, great live music, and a silent auction with over one hundred amazing items – all to raise funds for Al’z Place, an adult day care providing much needed care for those with memory disorders and their families here in Alachua County.
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UF Graduate Students Develop Virtual Crash Cart
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Dr. James Wymer — ALS
UF Health neuromuscular neurologist Dr. James Wymer discusses the symptoms, prognosis and treatment options for ALS.
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UF Pharmacy’s Research Showcase celebrates 31 years
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s 31st Annual Research Showcase gave faculty and staff the chance to share research findings and compete for awards in either oral or poster competitions.
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UF Brain Tumor Education Day, May 12, 2018
Brain Tumor Education Day is for patients and their families to gain knowledge about treatment options and learn about resources available at UF Health. The event is planned for Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Gainesville, FL and is open to all who are impacted by a brain tumor disease. We hope to be able to help patients and their families with medical and psycho-social needs. This brain tumor education day will consist of a panel of UF Health practitioners who will give informative talks about brain tumors in pediatric and adult patients, brain tumor treatments, brain tumor immunotherapy, & clinical trials. Register by visiting www.UFBrainTumorDay.org.
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Dr. Thomas Beaver is a true problem-solver.
At UF Health you’ll find doctors like Dr. Thomas Beaver and Dr. Juan Aranda who are always searching for novel ways to solve the toughest problems in heart care. Like making heart surgery possible, even for patient’s who’ve been told they have no options. We don’t just treat patients, we move medicine forward.
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University of Florida College of Pharmacy
At the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, our pursuit of greatness is driven by the endless opportunities we see before us. The footprints of our journey stretch from the depths of the ocean to outer space – and everywhere in between. A healthier future fuels our spirit and determination as Gators to make this world a greater place. If our pursuit of greatness inspires you, would you consider making a donation today? https://www.uff.ufl.edu/pharmacy/?appeal=GPSERA1
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McKnight Brain Institute Brain Awareness Week 2018
During Brain Awareness Week, area homeschool students visited UF, where neuroscience students used art, games and hands-on activities to teach them about the brain.
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Jonathan's Story
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UF Health Shands celebrates National Hospital Week 2018
As our UF Health patient services expand, allowing us to move medicine forward and help more people, our success is thanks to the doctors, nurses, residents, staff and volunteers who provide the hard work and passionate commitment. Their dedication to patient care has resulted in great accomplishments and is shaping the future of our organization. During May 6-12, we celebrated National Hospital Week and honored everyone who has helped support the UF Health Shands hospital programs.
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UF Health Heart Failure Team Works Together to Solve Patients’ Toughest Problems
Matters of the Heart: UF Health Heart Failure Team Works Together to Solve Patients’ Toughest Problems. UF Health’s heart failure team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and clinical coordinators work together to treat patients suffering from advanced heart failure, whether it’s through medical management, mechanical circulatory support or transplantation. Dr. Thomas Beaver, surgical director for the UF Health heart failure program, and Dr. Ahmed Mustafa, medical director for the UF Health heart failure program, discuss what makes UF Health unique and what to expect as a patient.
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Quick action on concussion symptoms aids athletes’ recoveries
Athletes who cease activity and get immediate medical care for concussion symptoms get back to their sport sooner than those who keep playing or don’t get proper medical attention, UF Health researchers have found.
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Asher’s Arrival
Megan and Jody Thompson turned to UF Health Reproductive Medicine to make their dream of a family into a reality.
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Dr. Kelly Foote | Doctors’ Day
“If you could tell your doctor one thing, what would it be? National Doctors’ Day was first observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, by the wife of a doctor who wanted to give others the opportunity to recognize and honor doctors who have impacted their lives. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate approved a resolution to commemorate National Doctors’ Day on March 30, which President George H. W. Bush signed into law in 1990. For more information, visit giving.UFHealth.org/doctorsday or call 352.265.7237.”
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We Helped Abby Take Center Stage
An early diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes hit a sharp chord with Abby and her family. Only 3 years old at the time, Abby dreamed of being a singer-songwriter and did not want her hopes to fall flat. She relied on her UF Health pediatric endocrinologist and other expert caregivers to work in harmony. Together, they composed the perfect treatment medley to help her grow healthy and strong. Now she is upbeat about her future. Visit www.UFHealth.org/peds to learn more.
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Matters of the Heart: UF Health Heart Failure Team Helps Stephanie Get Back to Life
Matters of the Heart: UF Health Heart Failure Team Helps Stephanie Get Back to Life. Kim Bain is UF Health’s heart failure clinical coordinator and works intimately with each of our advanced heart failure patients, like Stephanie Rodriguez. Learn about how Kim and the team helped solve Stephanie’s problem and get her back to enjoying life.
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Before I Die Walls - Gainesville
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