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Steps every day could lead to longer life

Miami publicist Robin Diamond is “step-obsessed.” She aims for 10,000-plus steps every day using her Apple watch and even bought a treadmill during the COVID-19 quarantine to make sure she reaches her daily goal. The 43-year-old has lost 15 pounds since April 2019 and feels better than ever before.

Wellness Seminar: Women’s Heart Health Update

While a healthy heart looks the same for a man and woman inside the body, we know women’s heart health is unique to them. That’s why our UF Health team has built a cardiovascular care clinic specifically for women. We have a comprehensive team to offer leading-edge care for the…

There’s nothing sweet about the relationship between heart disease and cancer

When the calendar changes to February, red and pink heart-shaped candy fills store shelves in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Let those hearts also serve as a reminder of another February event: American Heart Month. Health conditions, lifestyle choices and family history can all increase your risk of heart disease.

Wear Red Day 2021

  The cardiology team at UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital is celebrating…

AFib insights: Getting to a Normal Rhythm Patient Seminar

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a serious but treatable heart condition. Some people are symptom-free and other have palpitations, fluttering or a pounding feeling in their chest. Learn about the steps you need to take to manage AFib.   Hear from Zubin Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H. from UF Health Cardiology during…

Heart failure team adopts local families for the holidays

Tequila Wilson was watching the news around Thanksgiving when a story highlighting families in need caught her eye. UF Health Shands Transplant Center’s “Santa committee” went Christmas shopping for 16 local families in need. Wilson, a transplant assistant with the UF Health Shands Transplant Center, recalls a…

UF researchers develop easy tool to predict risk of heart attack, stroke

A new assessment tool can predict users’ 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke with just a few patient-inputted responses, no lab tests required. Developed by University of Florida researchers, the EZ-CVD calculates a person’s risk score based on six questions on sex, age, current smoking status,…