Ranked in the top-50 pediatric hospitals in the country in a variety of specialties by US News & World Report, Shands Hospital for Children at UF provides the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services. The Shands Arts in Medicine program is one of these services and it has grown into one of the largest comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in existence. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spent an afternoon in a martial arts program for kids suffering from chronic pain. She looked into how beneficial the Kids Kicking Cancer program is at Shands, for the patients, their parents and even the instructor.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WRAPKKC.mp3]
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is handing out scent preservation kits to assist them with finding missing persons, particularly those with special needs. MCSO is using the kits for its Extra Special Person program. The ESP program has nearly 600 people registered.