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Lead Photo: Baby Jackson

Cribside Critical Care

Published: May 12th, 2017

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…

Lead Photo: Ethan Church

Finding the Root of the Problem

Published: May 12th, 2017

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

Lead Photo: Tanecia

Tanecia’s Story

Published: Apr 17th, 2017

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®…

Lead Photo: Baby Janan

Metamorphosis

Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Janan’s mother describes her son as a tenacious problem solver. From playing with matching objects to reading with his siblings, Janan’s transformation from a year ago has his physicians mystified…

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UF Health among top hospitals nationwide for quality of care in congenital heart surgery

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital has earned the highest rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in congenital heart surgery…

Lead photo: UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

UF College of Medicine welcomes well known pediatric cardiologist

Published: Feb 17th, 2017

From Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine hosted the annual Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship in Pediatric Cardiology. The lectureship […]

Lead Photo: Gracyn

New Year, New Heart

Published: Dec 28th, 2016

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…

Lead Photo: Dr. Bleiweis with one of the conjoined twins

Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated

Published: Aug 31st, 2016

Conjoined twin girls who were connected at the heart and other organs have been successfully separated in an extremely rare surgery…

Lead Photo: Katelyn

America’s Next Ninja Warrior: Katelyn’s Story

Published: Jun 30th, 2016

Standing at 4-feet and 8-inches-tall, Katelyn Eldred, 10, wants to become a Spartan Race Champion or American Ninja Warrior…

Lead photo: UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Recognized in 9 Medical Specialties

Published: Jun 22nd, 2016

Cardiology and heart surgery ranked 24th in the nation and 1st in the state of Florida…