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Fitness trackers may not have consistent health benefits

Doctors, workplace wellness programs and insurers are increasingly recommending fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, mobile health apps and other wearable devices as a standard intervention for improving patient and employee activity levels. But do the devices have an impact on health outcomes? A new University of Florida study suggests they may not.

UF Health pediatrics diabetes and endocrinology nationally ranked at No. 19

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology, according to the 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.