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Ease into the New School Year with these Simple Tips

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. Taking time to plan a few days before school starts can help kids transition from relaxing summer days to busier school days. These tips can…

Mental Health Matters — Overcoming the Stigma

Mental health has become more prominent than ever for both adults and children, so why is there still stigma? Many adults are nervous to seek help or afraid to admit they need it. Why is this still the case, when the number of those affected with mental illness continues to…

Is Vasectomy Season in the Air?

Anecdotally speaking, urologists nationwide share stories of vasectomy spikes during the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament. The on-court action keeps devoted basketball junkies glued to TV screens across the country for several weeks in March and into April. The phenomenon doctors speak of is an increase in male patients scheduling vasectomies…

Prime of Your Life Recap – Is My Headache a Migraine?

Our February Prime of Your Life event, hosted at the UF Health North campus, focused on the differences between headaches and migraines, along with suggested remedies for each. Dr. Constance Katsafanas, a specialist at UF Health Neuroscience Institute – Jacksonville, hosted the…

Shorter days could be trigger for winter blues

Some people believe that seasonal affective disorder, often called the “winter blues,” is unlikely in Florida where winter temperatures hover around 65 degrees. However, the change in temperature has very little to do with SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs around the same time every…

Helpful tips to deal with holiday stressors

‘Tis the season to be jolly. That sentiment may be a popular holiday tune, but in reality, this time of year can be very stressful. The holidays are stressful for a lot of reasons: money problems and having to buy gifts, dealing with difficult family members, having lots of parties…

Emergency Room vs. Primary Care: Where should you go when you need care?

When an unexpected medical concern arises, your immediate thought may be to go to the emergency room. While this may be the best solution for broken bones or other acute injuries or illnesses, there are additional options when seeking medical care in Jacksonville, Florida. The majority of illnesses can…

Know the facts about ovarian cancer

While ovarian cancer is not nearly as prevalent as breast cancer, it is just as concerning. Guy Benrubi, MD, gynecologic oncologist at UF Health Jacksonville, explained that if you are a woman without a family history of ovarian cancer, your chances of…

How to Save a Life: Donate Blood

An accident is never planned. While steps can be taken to prepare for unexpected events, no one plans for accidents — except hospitals. Agnes Aysola, MD, director of transfusion medicine at UF Health Jacksonville, recently explained the necessity of planning. “For us,…