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New Year, New Heart

In 2008, Gracyn practiced tirelessly to perfect her solo for a Christmas show. But unbeknownst to Gracyn, she would forego her holiday spectacle and prepare for the role of a lifetime…

Welcoming Grayson to the Gator Nation

With a lineage of orange and blue blood running through their veins, UF alumni Samantha and Ryan knew that their unborn son would one day become part of the Gator nation…

Heart to Heart

UF surgeons and dedicated medical teams give miracle conjoined twins a chance at a full life through ground-breaking procedures…

From the Depths of the Mind

How UF researchers have turned 3-D-printed dreams into research realities…

Team Nina: Cristina’s Story

At 6 years old, doctor’s diagnosed Cristina with a life-threatening cardiac abnormality. Listen to her incredible story of survival as a result of the UF Health Congenital Heart Center…

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Quick Tips for Taking Medications

Taking medicine may be new to you, and there may be a lot to remember. Read our helpful tips.

What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

The American Heart Association explains the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, also called hypertension and the "silent killer" because it generally has no symptoms.

Blood Pressure vs. Heart Rate (Pulse)

Is blood pressure the same thing as heart rate? The American Heart Association explains how heart rate does not determine high blood pressure.

Hypertensive Crisis: When You Should Call 9-1-1 for High Blood Pressure

What is hypertensive crisis? The American Heart Association explains if your systolic blood pressure is over 180 or your diastolic blood pressure is over 110, you could be having an hypertensive...

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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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Study links prediabetes, diabetes in healthy weight adults to sedentary lifestyle

Add one more to the long list of reasons to keep active: A new University of Florida study demonstrates that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are...

Can we delay or prevent dementia?

Walking across the University of Florida’s Health Science Center campus, Adam Woods cites a sobering statistic....

Being rude to your child’s doctor could lead to worse care

Emotions tend to run high in hospitals, and patients or patients’ loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care....