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Safe Family Travel Options

Staying at home for so long is causing cabin fever for many families. Know that there are safe places to travel and explore! Dr. Andrew Sinder shares his top picks for exploring nature in the Southeast.

Staying Hopeful — Yet Patient — for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Let’s face it, the world in which we live looks mightily different than it did just one year ago. 2020 has been tough for many of us, and a quick check of the calendar suggests we are just over a month from leaving a year of turmoil, hardship and chaos…

Employee Inspiration During COVID-19: Poems

The next part of our employee inspiration series continues with sharing additional creative submissions. Several UF Health employees wrote and shared poems about how they’re feeling during the pandemic as part of the initiative launched by the Center for Healthy…

Thanksgiving in 2020: Ways to Celebrate Safely

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in many ways and will continue to make an impact for the foreseeable future. With the holiday season approaching, celebrations are guaranteed to look different due to precautions we must take to help…

Social Media Overload: Focusing on the Positive

There was a time where I would log on to my Facebook account, read about three or four of the latest posts from my online friends, and find myself angrily shutting down my computer. It wasn’t just that these posts didn’t jive with my own personal beliefs about the way…

Moving Family Medicine Forward during COVID-19

UF Health Family Medicine is being spotlighted for the fantastic job its providers and other staff members have done in adjusting to new policies and health protocols amid COVID-19. Several employees have been recognized by leaders and colleagues for their…

Keeping Stress at Bay during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, and, in particular, the past several days, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” With the entire global community struggling to contain and manage the existential threat that is the coronavirus, times are now, if…

How to Fight the Flu this Season

October is here, and with it comes falling leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, the beginning of holiday festivities and…the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the 2017-2018 flu season caused almost 49 million illnesses and nearly 80,000 deaths in the U.S. The good…

Back-to-School Safety Tips

Back-to-school is upon us again and can be an exciting time for parents and kids. Though shopping trips for new clothes and supplies may seem like a priority, parents also need to keep safety top of mind. Many accidents and injuries can be prevented with just a little planning. Dress…