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Ways to Stay Healthy during Flu Season

Though reducing the spread of COVID-19 is paramount these days, the flu hasn’t disappeared and, unfortunately, emerges each year. The good news is that there are countless ways to protect yourself and your family. Understanding the facts about the flu and taking preventative measures to reduce infection spread can also…

Benefits of Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy

During this unique time of COVID-19, specialists at UF Health Psychiatry have transitioned to online telemedicine appointments through the UF Health Virtual Visit program. Services offered include psychiatric evaluations, individual and group psychotherapy, and medication management services for children, adolescents…

Remaining Resilient on the Front-line during COVID-19

Working on the front-lines during COVID-19 is nothing short of tiring physically and emotionally. Health care workers dedicate their lives to care for others, but caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic is truly unprecedented for many, causing rising stress levels and anxiety. Health care workers are putting themselves and…

Being Savvy about Supplements

Vitamins, minerals, herbals and extracts line retail shelves, so choosing a safe and effective option can be challenging. Consider these tips the next time you find yourself reaching for one of these nutritional add-ons. Choose food before pills Plenty of scientific evidence supports the notion that a varied…

Navigating the New Normal

MANAGING ANXIETY, FEAR AND LONELINESS IN A COVID-19 WORLD Just six months ago, news about coronavirus was mostly just an afterthought as Americans looked on warily from our doorsteps…

Understanding the Stages of Grief

In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are too familiar with the term “grief.” Grief is the natural reaction to a loss which could be due to a…

Avoid “Maskne” From Face-Coverings

The recent city-wide mandate for face-coverings is a major player in reducing the spread of COVID-19. This “new normal” of facial wear could cause some skin irritation, and many people…

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…

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…

Grief in the Current Era of the Pandemic

The term “grief” is typically associated with reflecting about someone’s death or a loss from a death. More than 2,800,000 deaths occur annually in the USA, and 5% to 9% of the population sustains the loss of a close family member each year, according to data from 2017. Unfortunately,…