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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,…

Helping Children and Teens Manage Stress during COVID-19

Children and teens may face a variety of stressors as they navigate everyday life. During this unique time of COVID-19, the nature of the stressors are different, and it becomes even more important for youth to strengthen their coping and…

Sleep Well and Stay Well

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are realizing that the proverb, “The greatest health is wealth,” rings true. Now more than ever, we should focus on those lifestyle behaviors that make the highest deposits into our banks of good health. Research reveals adequate sleep is among those behaviors needing more…

Quarantine Cuisine: Keeping Your Food Safe

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven many of us to spend more time in a room we use every day, but sometimes don’t give much thought about: the kitchen. The need to maintain social distancing has required us to make the shift to more home-cooked meals. While being in control…

Don’t Eat Your Stress

Many of us have been in stressful situations that end with seeking out chips, cookies, ice cream or all three as a temporary source of relief. The trigger could be something small, like a lengthy commute, or something more significant, such as a worldwide global pandemic that has shut down…

Mindfulness: Focus On What You Can Control

“With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.” –Thich Nhat Hanh Most of us are experiencing some levels of stress and anxiety during the uncertain times we are living in with the COVID-19…