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Summer Camp Safety in the COVID-19 era

Considering summer camp for you children this year? Make sure the camp you choose follows the newest safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. These tips can help.

Employee Inspiration During COVID-19: More Short Stories

Our employee inspiration series comes to a close with a final compilation of short stories. These were outlets for UF Health employees to express their thoughts and feelings during the pandemic, as part of the initiative launched by the Center…

Employee Inspiration During COVID-19: Short Stories

The next part of our employee inspiration series continues. Many UF Health employees wrote and shared short stories and anecdotes about how they’re feeling during the pandemic as part of the initiative launched by the Center for Healthy Minds and Practice and…

Staying Hopeful — Yet Patient — for a COVID-19 Vaccine

Let’s face it, the world in which we live looks mightily different than it did just one year ago. 2020 has been tough for many of us, and a quick check of the calendar suggests we are just over a month from leaving a year of turmoil, hardship and chaos…

Social Media Overload: Focusing on the Positive

There was a time where I would log on to my Facebook account, read about three or four of the latest posts from my online friends, and find myself angrily shutting down my computer. It wasn’t just that these posts didn’t jive with my own personal beliefs about the way…

Navigating the New Normal

MANAGING ANXIETY, FEAR AND LONELINESS IN A COVID-19 WORLD Just six months ago, news about coronavirus was mostly just an afterthought as Americans looked on warily from our doorsteps…

Understanding the Stages of Grief

In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are too familiar with the term “grief.” Grief is the natural reaction to a loss which could be due to a…

Grief in the Current Era of the Pandemic

The term “grief” is typically associated with reflecting about someone’s death or a loss from a death. More than 2,800,000 deaths occur annually in the USA, and 5% to 9% of the population sustains the loss of a close family member each year, according to data from 2017. Unfortunately,…

Helping Children and Teens Manage Stress during COVID-19

Children and teens may face a variety of stressors as they navigate everyday life. During this unique time of COVID-19, the nature of the stressors are different, and it becomes even more important for youth to strengthen their coping and…