Out with the old and in with the news. UF Health Communications released a new website with a cleaner, more user-friendly layout to showcase our two audio shows. The redesign for Health in a Heartbeat and Animal Airwaves makes it easy for visitors to create their own listening experience and subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes. These shows air locally on 89.1 WUFT-FM, throughout the country on other National Public Radio-affiliated stations and internationally on the Armed Forces Network, which reaches military bases worldwide.
“In taking on the redesign, our goals were to ensure that current and new podcast listeners could easily explore the thousands of episodes we have produced for Health in a Heartbeat and Animal Airwaves and appreciate the rich information each episode offers to the listener,” said Carlos Morales, UF Health IT Web Services director.
The site’s homepage lists recent episodes of both daily radio series and includes two main tabs that lead to playlists of each podcast so listeners can choose from specific episodes. There is additional information such as referenced materials and photography.
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 show discusses topics ranging from healthy eating habits in the episode titled “Navigating the Grocery Store” to the importance of giving yourself a break because we can all benefit from self-compassion.
Animal Airwaves consists of one-minute daily segments and a weekly one-hour call-in show on Fridays from 1-2 p.m. on a variety of topics relating to pet health. Dog and cat lovers alike will benefit from the episode “Dos and Don’ts of Dog and Cat Emergencies,” and even horse owners can learn how to budget for a pet’s chronic health problems in the episode “A Financial Plan for Your Pet.”
These podcasts are offered by UF Health Communications in association with 89.1 WUFT-FM in Gainesville, and created with the help of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and UF Health physicians, health experts and qualified medical editors.
Both shows’ daily segments feature the voice of Garrett Hall, UF Health Communications creative services director. The Animal Airwaves weekly call-in show is hosted by WUFT’s Dana Hill and features guests from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine.
Visit podcasts.UFHealth.org to become a listener.