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Half a heart

Just 16 hours old, Caleb Harris was rushed from Ocala where he was born to Shands at UF, where doctors with UF’s Congenital Heart Center diagnosed him with hypoplastic right heart syndrome. Caleb is thriving after treatment for the congenital heart defect.

Lions, tigers and bears! Oh my!

Dorothy, Toto and the rest of “The Wizard of Oz” gang visited some special munchkins at Shands Hospital for Children in April. Every year, the College of Medicine’s White Coat Company produces a play to perform throughout the Gainesville community, including for children in the hospital.

How to prevent childhood obesity

Working with children is a challenge and one of the newest challenges facing pediatricians today is childhood obesity. Sahar Dowidar is a pediatric resident at Shands at the University of Florida. She is currently working in a project to decrease childhood obesity through promotion of breastfeeding.

Partnership helps pets and people

A five-year collaboration between the Powell Gene Therapy Center, the UF College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine has strengthened professional ties between the colleges and led to research that may improve both animal and human health.

Dance Marathon: For the Kids

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida is a year-round fundraising organization that culminates in a 26.2-hour event at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, where UF students stay awake and on their feet to show their support and raise money for Shands Hospital for Children at UF, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital.

Friends for life

UF’s Streetlight program gives teens with chronic illnesses what they sometimes need most, a friend.