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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…

Supporting a Friend or Relative with Cancer

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 can’t seem to find the “right” words to say.  As friends or relatives, we want to help our loved ones…

5 Tips for Eating Healthy this Summer

Summer is the season for backyard barbecues, vacations and outdoor parties. At these festive events, it can be tempting to reach for potato chips and dip, creamy potato salad, pie and other treats. Kayla Fisher, a registered dietitian at UF Health Jacksonville, offers tips on how…

Dads Who Inspire

The father figures in our lives act to console, support and inspire us. Many of us are motivated to follow the career paths of our fathers and some of us are fortunate enough to work beside them. We talked with several dad and daughter duos who all work at UF…

Hand Therapy — Leading Patients Back to Work

Hand Therapy Week celebrates how crucial occupational therapists are in helping patients overcome obstacles from injuries. Hand therapy helps patients enjoy everyday life and return to work successfully. The progress Shamori White, a patient at UF Health Rehabilitation – Emerson, has experienced is just…

Hand Therapy — More Than Just Putting on a Belt

Hand Therapy Week recognizes the amazing work of occupational therapists, as well as the benefits of hand therapy. To celebrate this week, we are sharing how a few patients overcame obstacles by completing hand therapy treatments from our occupational therapists. James Thompson, a patient at …

Mental Health Matters — Overcoming the Stigma

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 they need it. Why is this still the case, when the number of those affected with mental illness continues to…

Motherly Love at UF Health Jacksonville

Recognizing the power of mom extends well beyond Mother’s Day. Moms get us through the tough times and cheer us on to succeed. Some of us are even lucky enough to work with mom every day. This is a reality for several employees at UF Health…

Living Life to the Fullest Through Occupational Therapy

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 educate others about the benefits of occupational therapy, along with the variety of patients it can treat. Occupational therapists and…