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Sugar, Salt, Fat, Oh My!

Salty snacks, rich desserts and comfort food may all look and smell appealing, but consuming these in excess can be detrimental to health. Registered dietitian Kayla Fisher presented at the August Prime of Your Life Women’s Health Series event and discussed how…

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…

Stay Healthy this School Year

This time of year is filled with excitement as kids return to school, meet new friends and teachers and participate in extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for back-to-school germs. While germs aren’t 100% avoidable, there are a few things parents can discuss and implement with their kids to…

Work. Pump. Repeat. – Week 2

Lindsey Bessing, a nurse educator at UF Health Jacksonville, is back as our guide for week two of our blog series, sharing more helpful tips for working moms who want to continue breastfeeding. 6. Figure out exactly how much breast milk you need to store Many…

Work. Pump. Repeat.

Lindsey’s desk at work – typical for a working mom who is still pumping. Any woman who has ever breastfed a child can attest to how time consuming, self-sacrificial and exhausting it is. Especially when you are pumping. It can feel like a second job. Being a breastfeeding…

Advance Directives — Any Age, Any Stage

  It’s no surprise that medical terms can confuse or even frighten patients. When you hear “advance directives,” what comes to mind? To many, it may sound like a higher level of treatment, or planning for the long term, which is a bit stressful. Patients who have questions may…

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…

Prime of Your Life – When Life Hands You Lemons Recap

Our January Prime of Your Life event, hosted at the UF Health North campus, was focused on navigating life’s challenges personally and as caregivers. Dr. Phyliss Taylor, medical director of UF Health Jacksonville Psychiatry, had a compelling presentation, filled with helpful advice,…

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…

What expectant mothers need to know about birth defect prevention

Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year. While it’s hard to imagine a time when physicians were unaware of the correlation between a mother’s actions and the health of her unborn baby, it existed…