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Dr. Spiess Pushes for Federal Patient Blood Management Legislation Dr. Spiess Pushes for Federal Patient Blood Management Legislation

Aug 15th, 2019

The Department of Anesthesiology’s patient blood management program is pushing for federal legislation requiring hospitals that receive federal support to educate physicians about alternatives to blood transfusion and ways to reduce risk by using a patient’s own blood. Bruce D. Spiess, MD, FAHA, traveled to the U.S. Congress on July 30 to present a legislative…

A Life-Changing Catch A Life-Changing Catch

Oct 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat Diving is Kristi Bernot’s life. A few years ago, it started getting in the way of her life. Bernot manages Cave Country Dive Shop in High Springs, FL, about a 30-minute drive from Gainesville. A highly experienced cave diver and scuba instructor, she has significant training and several diving certifications. Yet after years of diving, she began experiencing…

The Spine Center’s Comprehensive Approach The Spine Center’s Comprehensive Approach

Oct 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat The UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center opened its doors to patients in August. The center provides expert, personalized solutions for both common and complex neck and back pain in one convenient location. The center houses all specialties in one place, said Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Division Chief of the Chronic Pain Medicine Division and Associate Professor…

Get the App, Save a Life Get the App, Save a Life

Oct 10th, 2018

By Adriana Barbat You use your smartphone to make calls, send messages, take pictures, and play games. Now you can use it to save lives. Earlier this month, UF Health announced the public launch of a potentially life-saving smartphone app throughout Alachua County. PulsePoint Respond alerts users when a cardiac arrest occurs in a public…


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