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How to Make and Keep Healthy Family Resolutions in 2020

Jan 23rd, 2020

This is the time of year to think about goals for the New Year! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Are they goals for just you, your […]


Living Well in 2020

Jan 16th, 2020

If you’re like the millions of Americans kicking off new resolutions and wellness plans in 2020, it can seem overwhelming at first. While many choose the first month of the […]


How to Find Peace in a Chaotic World

Jan 9th, 2020

Without a doubt, we live in interesting times socially, politically and professionally. Long gone are the days when we could read the daily news without fear of being accosted by […]


Fighting the Holiday Calories

Dec 12th, 2019

Weight gain is typically an item that’s not on our holiday wish list but, unfortunately, is something that many of us still receive. Just the mere mention of the holiday […]


How Safe and Effective is Melatonin?

Nov 4th, 2019

Many of us are introduced to melatonin in a similar way – you can’t sleep and a friend recommends adding melatonin to your routine. You head to your local pharmacy, […]


How to Fight the Flu this Season

Oct 7th, 2019

October is here, and with it comes falling leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, the beginning of holiday festivities and…the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that the 2017-2018 […]


Sugar, Salt, Fat, Oh My!

Sep 27th, 2019

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 […]


Food Safety for Tailgates

Sep 13th, 2019

September is National Food Safety Education Month and it is also the start of football season, and nothing brings people together like food and football. With parties and football going […]


Awareness is Power

Sep 6th, 2019

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 […]


The 411 on Skin Care

Aug 14th, 2019

What is the best skin care routine? We see this question addressed in magazine articles, email promotions, social media, TV ads and from chatting with friends and family. Most of […]


Supporting a Friend or Relative with Cancer

Jul 10th, 2019

Being diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most difficult, life-changing experiences a person can face. It’s even more difficult when it’s a friend or a relative and you […]


5 Tips for Eating Healthy this Summer

Jul 3rd, 2019

Summer is the season for backyard barbeques, vacations and outdoor parties. At these festive events, it can be tempting to reach for potato chips and dip, creamy potato salad, pie […]

Break the Stigma

Mental Health Matters — Overcoming the Stigma

May 17th, 2019

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 […]

Living Life to the Fullest Through Occupational Therapy

Living Life to the Fullest Through Occupational Therapy

Apr 25th, 2019

April is National Occupational Therapy month. This year’s theme is “Living Life to the Fullest,” which truly depicts the purpose of occupational therapy. This month offers a great opportunity to […]

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Advance Directives — Any Age, Any Stage

Apr 16th, 2019

  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 […]

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Prime of Your Life – When Life Hands You Lemons Recap

Feb 6th, 2019

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 […]

Shorter days could be trigger for winter blues

Dec 18th, 2018

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 […]

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Helpful tips to deal with holiday stressors

Nov 20th, 2018

‘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 […]

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How a healthy lifestyle affects diabetes

Apr 26th, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is related to insulin resistance, meaning the body either does not produce enough insulin or the insulin is ineffective and unable to regulate blood glucose levels adequately. […]

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How to handle heel pain

Apr 24th, 2018

If you ever experience pain and stiffness in the bottom of your heel then you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis — a condition where the tissue between the heel […]