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A UF Health breast surgeon goes the distance to save lives

A UF Health breast surgeon goes the distance to save lives

Published: October 20, 2017


Dr. Bharti Jasra strives to build breast cancer awareness on and off the clock through participation in community walks and health fairs. Most people leave work with unfinished tasks and to-do lists when the clock strikes 5 p.m. For Bharti Jasra, MD, a breast surgeon at UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville, the mission continues.
Patient education initiative prevents dangerous blood clots

Patient education initiative prevents dangerous blood clots

Published: October 19, 2017


A simple worksheet for patients recovering from surgery shows them the importance of clot-preventing medication. Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is the formation of blood clots in a vein, most often in the legs, and can become a life-altering postoperative complication. If a clot breaks free and lodges in the lungs, it can block blood flow and even become fatal.
Baby born at UF Health North during height of Hurricane Irma

Baby born at UF Health North during height of Hurricane Irma

Published: October 18, 2017


Newborn babies generally arrive on their own schedules, but one UF Health resident and his wife had their plans blown away by the arrival of a record-setting storm.
Matthew vs. Irma - weathering the storm at work

Matthew vs. Irma - weathering the storm at work

Published: October 17, 2017


Compared to last year’s storm, Hurricane Irma was a different experience with new challenges. As hospital personnel prepared for Hurricane Irma, many people expected a storm similar to Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Incident Command Center was staffed early with experienced department representatives who had evaluated the response to Matthew and were ready for this new storm. With the preparations complete and the hurricane plan implemented, the center was up and running Saturday, Sept. 9, two days before the storm.
Caring through the crisis

Caring through the crisis

Published: October 16, 2017


UF Health employees helped staff a special-needs shelter during Hurricane Irma. With the flick of a switch, light floods a room. With the push of a button, cool air provides relief from Florida’s stifling humidity. For most of us, electricity and air conditioning are modern conveniences that have become necessities. For those with medical needs, they can be the difference between life and death.

UF Health in the Media

UF Health receives $2.2 million grant for HIV telemedicine care

First Coast News - Published: October 12, 2017