Tag Archives: UF Health

Local Organization Brings Color Into Cancer Patients’ Lives

By on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm

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.

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UF Graduate Students Offer Free Therapy To Those In Need

By on March 12th, 2015 | Last updated: March 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

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.

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Florida Bill Would Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:56 am

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.

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Local High Schools Use Technology To Battle Brain Trauma On The Field

By on December 23rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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.

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The Great American Smokeout Urges End Of Tobacco Use

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

“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.

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Increase In Leptospirosis Found Among Pets

By on April 10th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.

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Child’s ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book Raises Money for Disease Research

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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.

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Skydiving Student Hopes To Land On Feet Month After Accident

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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.

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UF Health Opens $45 Million Clinical And Translational Research Building

By on August 12th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 8:44 am

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.

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Gainesville Has A New UF Health Emergency Center On The Northwest Side Of Town

By on July 24th, 2013 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

UF Health introduced its newest 24-hour emergency room on Wednesday with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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