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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…

Advance Directives — Any Age, Any Stage

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 level of treatment, or planning for the long term, which is a bit stressful. Patients who have questions may be unsure…

Is Vasectomy Season in the Air?

Anecdotally speaking, urologists nationwide share stories of vasectomy spikes during the annual NCAA Basketball Tournament. The on-court action keeps devoted basketball junkies glued to TV screens across the country for several weeks in March and into April. The phenomenon doctors speak of is an increase in male patients scheduling vasectomies…

Prime of Your Life Recap – Is My Headache a Migraine?

Our February Prime of Your Life event, hosted at the UF Health North campus, focused on the differences between headaches and migraines, along with suggested remedies for each. Dr. Constance Katsafanas, a specialist at UF Health Neuroscience Institute – Jacksonville, hosted the…

Don’t let joint stiffness keep you from living your best life

Arthritis is incredibly common as there a more than 100 different types of arthritis. It is an inflammation of one or more joints that occurs when the cartilage, or shock absorber, breaks down and no longer protects the joints or allows them to move smoothly. Without the normal amount of…

Prime of Your Life – When Life Hands You Lemons Recap

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 UF Health Jacksonville Psychiatry, had a compelling presentation, filled with helpful advice,…

Shorter days could be trigger for winter blues

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 little to do with SAD. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs around the same time every…