Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Health Notes

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Byline: Charlie Patton

FREE HOLIDAY MEALS, THANKS TO THIS TEAM

For the 20th year, St. Vincent's HealthCare has teamed up with Aging True to provide free Thanksgiving meals for Meals on Wheels.

The food and nutrition team at St. Vincent's Riverside will prepare a menu consisting of 150 pounds of turkey, 125 pounds of green beans, 125 pounds of mashed potatoes, 125 pounds of stuffing and 75 pounds of cranberries to feed more than 500 people.

At 9:30 on Thanksgiving morning, dozens of taxi drivers from Northern Florida Transportation Group will line King Street to fill their cars with these meals.

The cabdrivers donate their time and gasoline to ensure the meals get delivered.

MAYO NEUROLOGIST AWARDED HEART PRIZE

Thomas G. Brott, a neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida, has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Clinical Research Prize.

The award recognizes an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science and who currently heads an outstanding cardiovascular clinical research laboratory, according to the American Heart Association.

Brott, the first Mayo Clinic investigator to receive the prestigious prize, will be honored during the opening ceremony of the American Heart Association's 2013 annual meeting in Dallas. The AHA has been awarding the prize annually since 2005,

Brott was a leading investigator in the studies that identified tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) as an effective acute treatment for ischemic stroke.

UF HEALTH CENTERS RECEIVE HIGH RANKINGS

UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville have been given four-star ratings by the University Healthsystem Consortium, the national alliance of academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals, ranking near the top in overall quality and accountability. …

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