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A local non-profit organization is lighting up children’s faces at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Caleb’s Pitch, which coordinates hospital activities for children battling cancer, was founded in 2010 by Tim Jacobbe, a Gainesville resident, after his 8-year-old nephew, Caleb Jacobbe, passed away.
Volunteer graduate students studying clinical health psychology staff the Free Therapy Night clinic at Gainesville Community Ministry. The equal access clinic focuses specifically on mental health.
A proposed bill that would ban smoking in cars with children under 13 inside will be voted on in the upcoming legislative session. Florida drivers would be subject to a non-moving violation beginning Oct. 1, 2015 if the bill passes.
Between 1.6 and 3.8 million Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are diagnosed each year in the United States, most of which are concussions. Football is the leading cause of TBIs according to the CDC. Some area high schools are using technology to help battle brain trauma on the field.
“We’re encouraging people to make a quit attempt, and we’re going to be able to provide to them any of the services that they need to help them,” Nichols said.
Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.
An 8-year-old boy is suffering from a rare and incurable liver disease, and but his 7-year-old friend wrote a book to help him.
Raquel Rizkalla’s 10th skydive jump ended in severe injury when she failed to properly steer her parachute for landing. The 19-year-old UF sophomore hit a metal fence, causing broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a broken femur. A month later, the teen looks forward to jumping again even though she can’t currently walk.
Sen. Bill Nelson was on hand Monday as UF opened its new building. One half of UF Health’s new structure houses the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the other half is the Institute on Aging.
UF Health introduced its newest 24-hour emergency room on Wednesday with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.