UF Health pharmacist Clayton Johnston administers a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Nicole Iovine, chief epidemiology officer for the UF Health Shands Hospital system.

UF Health expanding access to COVID-19 vaccinations

By Bill Levesque • Jan 5, 2021 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

With the novel coronavirus continuing its unabated march through communities local and global, University of Florida Health is moving into the next stage of its COVID-19 vaccination program this week as it begins to offer...

UF Health researcher answers top questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines

By Bill Levesque • Jan 4, 2021 • Lead Story

The leading COVID-19 vaccines aren’t anything like the polio vaccination your grandparents received — or even the flu shot you got this fall. A look under the hood unveils a remarkable advancement in medicine. The COVID-19...

Emily Benitez lifts the sleeve of her outfit to receive an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. A woman wearing a white medical coat provides the injection. Both are wearing masks.

Moderna vaccinations begin for health care employees at UF Health in Gainesville

By Bill Levesque a... • Dec 23, 2020 • Lead Story

University of Florida Health faculty and staff today began receiving a vaccine developed by Moderna, the second of two authorized vaccines upon which rest the hopes of ending a relentless pandemic. At 10 a.m., David R. Nelson, M...

UF Health in Gainesville begins vaccinating high-risk health care employees against COVID-19

By Bill Levesque, ... • Dec 16, 2020 • Lead Story

After months of anguish and anticipation, after the long days and the longer nights of a pandemic that has stressed communities across Florida, the nation and the world, Gainesville took the first step today toward an eventual...

UF Health among first in world to use novel diaphragmatic pacer to help COVID-19 patients breathe

By Dorothy Hagmajer • Dec 15, 2020 • Featured Articles, Lead Story

As the world’s focus shifts from COVID-19 vaccine creation to distribution, researchers and clinicians continue to search for ways to alleviate the suffering of patients and the demands on crowded hospitals. Now, after Emergency...

Hope & Healing Blog

by Lauren Gajda • Nov 10, 2020
Anthony Macchio was already familiar with UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. After his second daughter, Isabel, was born with a heart defect in...READ MORE

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Powerful tiny magnets pose health threat for children

Jan 15, 2021

By now, parents are trying not to trip over the new toys their kids got for the holidays. But a twisted ankle is not the only hazard lurking among the new playthings. Some of them may contain tiny, powerful magnets that can easily be ingested by children, leading to serious and potentially fatal...

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A diet designed to block feline allergies

Jan 15, 2021

Nearly 20 percent of cats in shelters were surrendered because their humans were allergic to them. But these stats may change if a cat allergy-blocking diet is found to be effective. Up to 95 percent of allergies to cats are triggered by a protein found in feline saliva. When cats groom, the...