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UF Health ranked among nation’s best in 14…

No other Florida hospital has as many adult and pediatric specialties ranked among the nation’s best as University of Florida Health Shands…

aerial view of UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville

Eating right and staying balanced in 2021

The weather is warming and outdoor fun is just around the corner — springtime is here. With spring always comes cleaning, and we at UF Health want…

family making dinner

Heart disease and cancer: A toxic relationship

When the calendar changes to February, red and pink heart-shaped candy fills store shelves in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Let those hearts…



Latasha Aiken’s Two Miracles

Latasha Aiken had always dreamed of being a mom. When a life-threatening heart condition almost took…

patient story

He died three times – UF Health saved his life

At 49 years old, Will Manser thought he was invincible. One day, in June 2019, Manser was driving to…

Will Manser

Novel AFib heart surgery gave Roseann freedom…

  Roseann Vitassa is a retired international art dealer living with severe atrial…

Roseann and Crystal

PLant-Based Recipes

Pasta Primavera

This heart-healthy recipe features fresh vegetables, pasta and a kiss of lemon.

Pasta Primavera

Latin Black Beans

Loaded with oregano and garlic, this bean dish can be served as a side or a main dish.

black beans

Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

Chickpea and sweet potato curry are sweetened with coconut milk in this delicious dish.

Chickpea Sweet Potato Curry

Lentil Bolognese

Vegetarian lentils bolognese pasta makes for a hearty dish for everyone to enjoy.

lentils bolognese pasta



Medical Minute

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Dr. Thomas Beaver's passion to get people back to normal lives

Thomas Beaver, MD, MPH, talks about the importance of team-based care and forging into the future with the new heart hospital.

Drs. Thomas Beaver, left, and Juan Aranda help make up a distinguished heart team at UF Health. Play Video