Ranked No. 1 in Florida for Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery

The UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in 6 medical specialties, according to the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released by U.S. News & World Report…

Cribside Critical Care

Jackson was born on April 8 to Ashley DuBois and David Rodes. Already sporting a full head of hair, Jackson had a seemingly normal first 14 hours of life…

Finding the Root of the Problem

Ask Ethan Church what he’s passionate about and the answer may seem unusual for a 17-year-old: forestry and soil science…

UF Health first in Florida to offer app to caregivers of infants with rare heart defect

Ever since her son’s birth in December, Elicia Ford has looked forward to the day when she can bring little Levi home to Panama City, Florida…

Tanecia’s Story

On the surface, Tanecia is a sassy munchkin. Like other 5-year-old girls, Tanecia can be found pedaling her red tricycle, being mesmerized by “Frozen,” and blending shades of Play-Doh®…

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Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association explains what you can do to manage high blood pressure, or hypertension.

Types of Blood Pressure Medications

The American Heart Association provides information on prescription blood pressure medicines, hypertension medications, over-the-counter blood pressure medications. Some common types of blood pressure...

Cholesterol Tools and Resources

Monitoring and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is easy when you have the right tools. These resources will help you talk with your doctor about developing the right plan for you, understand...

How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to a Heart Attack

The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to a heart attack.

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Cardiac Catheterizations for Heart Defects

The American Heart Association explains that doctors can repair some heart defects without surgically opening your chest by using a procedure called an interventional cardiac catheterization.

Congenital Heart Defects and Physical Activity

The American Heart Association explains that exercise has many benefits and should be a regular part of almost anyone's life including most people with congenital heart disease.

Recommendations for Heart Health

The American Heart Association explains that if you have congenital heart disease, it's very important for you to follow the "healthy-heart recommendations" for diet and activity.

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Concussions and CTE: more complicated than even the experts know

Youngsters leave a football field in 2015 after playing at halftime at a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers. AP Photo/Bill Wippert ...

The dynamics of disease and poverty

Growing up in rural Cameroon, Africa, Calistus Ngonghala watched helplessly as malaria and HIV-stricken neighbors traveled on foot for hours or days to reach clinics...

Imaging biomarker for Parkinson’s could aid in testing drugs to slow disease’s progression

A newly discovered imaging biomarker could be used to track changes in the brain associated with the progression of Parkinson’s disease, findings that represent a significant advancement that...