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Sometimes you need a team of people to cheer you to victory

Jan 31st, 2017

Two years ago, Barbara Adams, 46, discovered how important the support of the right team could be. She was volunteering at the local YMCA, playing kickball with the children, and […]

Bariatric Care Team Hosts One-Mile Walk with Patients

Feb 16th, 2015

Recently, the bariatric care team at UF Health hosted a one-mile walk with weight loss surgery patients. Kfir Ben-David, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and an associate professor, […]

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Surgical Treatment Improving for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Surgical Treatment Improving for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Jul 17th, 2014

Pancreatic cancer has long been viewed as a death sentence – and with good reason – it’s currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the US, but it’s […]

Defying the odds, motorcycle accident survivor returns to the life he loves

Aug 13th, 2013

Michael Gracy’s life nearly ended one Friday afternoon in November 2010. Then 68, Gracy had just left work at his Gainesville office of the financial services company for which he […]

Ready for anything

Mar 18th, 2013

The Level I trauma centers at Shands at UF and Shands Jacksonville are always prepared to treat the most severe injuries, thanks to multidisciplinary teams of employees that keep the […]

Helping hands at UF&Shands save youngster’s right hand

Helping hands at UF&Shands save youngster’s right hand

Sep 18th, 2012

Winston T. Richards, M.D., an acute care surgeon at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, treated 4-year-old Benjamin Bileca after a horrific accident stripped the skin from the […]

Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer

May 25th, 2012

Heather Smith was just 25 years old in 2005 when she learned she had breast cancer. She received the diagnosis on her daughter’s second birthday. “It was kind of a […]

Breathing Free Again

Breathing Free Again

Jan 13th, 2012

It was a week of firsts for 8-year-old Brian Stanzione — first plane ride, first stay in a hotel and first visit to Florida. But Brian was not flying from […]

Just What the Patient Ordered

May 9th, 2011

Unveiled in November 2010, the Intrabeam is the newest cancer-fighting weapon in the UF Shands Cancer Center’s arsenal. Intrabeam allows doctors to deliver precise doses of radiation in the O.R. […]