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The 411 on Breast Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a significant time of year to educate ourselves about breast health and schedule appropriate screenings. It’s also a great time to have honest conversations with your physicians, and ask the right questions. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the frequently…

3D Screening Mammograms: Early Detection Can Help Save Lives

UF Health uses the latest technology in breast cancer detection. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women after skin cancer. Regular screenings to detect breast cancer should be a part of a woman’s annual health care routine. UF Health Breast Imaging Centers are open and ready to…

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 sugar, salt and…

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…

Work. Pump. Repeat.

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 mom is hard and being a working breastfeeding mom can be even harder. It is incredibly…

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 be unsure…

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…