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Heart Attack 101 – Know the Signs and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., so knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial. There’s no better time than Amer…

How to Make and Keep Healthy Family Resolutions in 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 children or your family? It’s not too late to set resolutions for 2020. Big and small goals give us something…

Living Well in 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 year to start incorporating healthy lifestyle changes, it is important to understand what defines wellness before the journey begins. There are many…

How to Find Peace in a Chaotic World

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 the latest scandals, violent episodes and domestic disputes. No matter where we turn, adversity awaits, and it seems hard to…

Injury Prevention: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can distract families from taking simple safety measures to help prevent injuries. Keep your spirits bright by following these precautions when decorating and gifting. Décor dangers Twinkling lights, fresh trees and candles are common sights throughout the holidays. If your family adds…

Fighting the Holiday Calories

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 season can induce a need to loosen the belt. What about the numbers? Some observational studies have shown that the average…

Tricks for Halloween Safety

With Halloween just around the corner, planning out costumes, pumpkin décor and party festivities may be top of mind. According to a Pediatric Journal study, Halloween is the fourth-most common holiday for children to be admitted to the ER for injuries. Don’t let all of the fun events trick you…

More than Just a Man’s Best Friend

Research shows that pet therapy in hospitals can reduce patient stress, blood pressure and anxiety. This is just one of the many reasons why pet therapy is offered at UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North. After meeting certain requirements and being trained in workshops with…

How to Fight the Flu this Season

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 flu season caused almost 49 million illnesses and nearly 80,000 deaths in the U.S. The good…