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Health in a Heartbeat is a daily radio series that features two-minute segments providing consumer-health information and the latest news on medical research, patient-care breakthroughs and health-care industry trends.

The series launched in January 2000 and is now available to public radio stations nationwide. It is a unique project offered by University of Florida Health Science Center in partnership with the UF radio stations WUFT-Classic 89 and WJUF-Nature Coast 90 and Shands Healthcare. It currently airs in more than
53 cities in 18 states and Washington, D.C.

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Human life spans have been increasing for decades thanks to advances in treating and preventing diseases and improved social conditions.