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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Carolina S. Paredes Molina, M.D.

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are celebrated and recognized nationally. As part of this celebration, UF Health Jacksonville is spotlighting a few employees…

Fibroid Awareness: What You Need to Know

By age 50, up to 80 percent of women have developed uterine fibroids. While many women don’t experience pain or symptoms from their fibroids, 25 percent will need treatment to manage their pain or heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids. Women who experience pain from their fibroids…

Not Your Average D.A.R.E Talk

School is back in session across college campuses in Florida and with the increase of popular synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and fake pills, parents should educate their college student on how to protect themselves.   This talk with your college student is more than the old-school D.A.R.E talks held…

Tips for Breastfeeding Success

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great opportunity to speak with a lactation consultant on what mothers should know and expect during their breastfeeding journey. Bobbi Taman, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant at UF Health North, shared her expertise in how to educate and advocate for women and their babies. Bobbi has been helping mothers breastfeed for the past 15 years of her career.

6 Tips to Keep Your Children Poison Free for Back to School

In just a few weeks, school buses will crowd the roadways again. Back-to-school shopping is already underway and families are preparing for a major shift in their daily household routines. “The pandemic and social media pressures have changed the back-to-school American ritual,” said Dawn Sollee, PharmD, a University of Florida associate professor and director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center – Jacksonville. “However, with some planning, good conversations with your children and simple poison proofing, everyone can get the school year off to a terrific and safe start.

Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

Fireworks are a fun way to recognize the Fourth of July holiday, but safety protocols need to be a priority for all those who decide to use them. Learn how to prevent injuries with these tips.

Top signs of urological cancer in men

Top signs of urological cancer in men – Audio Interview The following information was taken from an audio interview (above) with Robert Marino, M.D., a urologist with UF Health Jacksonville. What is a ureteral stent? The word stent is more familiar to us when we think about a…

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Employee Spotlight

We are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, Heritage Month, and featuring Chanrath You, an ambulatory float pool manager with the University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. Chanrath’s heritage is Cambodian, and she has been with UF Health for six years. Q: Tell us about what you…

Speech-language pathologists treat veterans and first responders at the Haley Brain Wellness Program

Michelle Hoefnagel, MS, CCC-SLP Speech-language pathologists provide diagnostic and treatment services for adults and children for impairments with speech, language, swallowing and cognition. Therapists treat patients with a variety of conditions including aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, memory deficits, post-laryngectomy, traumatic brain injury and voice disorders. At the UF Health Jacksonville Leon…