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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…

Colon Cancer Screenings Can’t Wait

In general, people tend to avoid getting routine colonoscopies because they “feel fine” or “have no family history of colon cancer.” This is a basic flaw in the way we interpret our preventive health care. The best way to treat colon cancer is to help prevent it. Why is…

COVID-19 Can’t Stop Medical Emergencies from Happening

Strokes, heart attacks and other serious illnesses and injuries still need immediate treatment. The number of patients with medical conditions and life-threatening emergencies coming to emergency departments across the country has sharply declined since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fewer cars on the road and more people at home…

Heart Attack 101 – Know the Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., so knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial. There’s no better time than Amer…

Movember – Not Just About the Moustache

November brings with it an influx of cooler weather, winter holidays and moustaches. While some men claim they are just warming up for the winter, many are donning this keratin-based accessory for a more meaningful cause. What is Movember? If one would ask the average person to define Movember, many…

More than Just a Man’s Best Friend

Research shows that pet therapy in hospitals can reduce patient stress, blood pressure and anxiety. This is just one of the many reasons why pet therapy is offered at UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North. After meeting certain requirements and being trained in workshops with…

Awareness is Power

Each year, UF Health Jacksonville staff and University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty collaborate in multiple ways to promote breast health and breast cancer awareness. UF Health Surgery – Jacksonville and…

The 411 on Skin Care

What is the best skin care routine? We see this question addressed in magazine articles, email promotions, social media, TV ads and from chatting with friends and family. Most of us know that our skin is the body’s largest organ. Many of us don’t realize that the power to protect…

Supporting a Friend or Relative with Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult, life-changing experiences a person can face. It’s even more difficult when it’s a friend or a relative and you can’t seem to find the “right” words to say.  As friends or relatives, we want to help our loved ones…