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People with Marfan Syndrome Benefit from Care at a Certified Center

Marfan syndrome, a rare disorder caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene, results in an excess of transforming growth factor beta. The increase typically results in overgrowth of the long bones, and the heart, blood vessels, joints and eyes are also often affected. Without accurate early diagnosis and treatment,…

Al Benefits From UF Health Urology, Cardiology Tag Team

Al Johnson has lived in Georgia for most of his life. After owning a successful auto repair shop in the area for 20 years, he had to retire his business right next door due to his unexpected health issues. This was crushing to him after building a business he truly…

UF Health opens pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its pediatric cardiac intensive care unit Friday (Jan. 10). The unit’s transformation from administrative offices to advanced clinical space to provide highly specialized care to patients with congenital heart disease embodies UF Health’s commitment to create a family-focused children’s…

U.S. News ranks UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital as one of nation’s best

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in six medical specialties, including, for the first time ever, cancer care. In its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked the following six UF…

Newly recognized syndrome keeps patients from full recovery, UF researchers say

University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home. Called persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome, or PICS, for short, the newly named condition defies existing treatments and leaves patients weak and unable…