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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 sugar, salt and…

Safe driving tips during flash floods

Flash floods can approach rapidly and unexpectedly, especially in tropical climates like ours and during hurricane season. Follow these safe driving tips for driving in heavy thunderstorms or flash floods.

Food Safety for Tailgates

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 hand in hand, we need to make sure that the food we are serving is safe…

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…

Prevent Infections During Hurricane Season

With the 2019 hurricane season in full force, an often forgotten part of storm preparedness and cleanup is infection prevention. In addition to the physical damage a tropical storm or hurricane can produce, flooding and power outages can also produce unseen hazards in the hours or days following a storm.

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…

The 411 on Skin Care

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 us know that our skin is the body’s largest organ. Many of us don’t realize that the power to protect…

Back-to-School Safety Tips

Back-to-school is upon us again and can be an exciting time for parents and kids. Though shopping trips for new clothes and supplies may seem like a priority, parents also need to keep safety top of mind. Many accidents and injuries can be prevented with just a little planning. Dress…

Ease into the New School Year with these Simple Tips

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. Taking time to plan a few days before school starts can help kids transition from relaxing summer days to busier school days. These tips can…

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…