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Midwifery Week Spotlights: Carrie & Amy

UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North celebrate Midwifery week October 1-7. This national observance was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. This year’s theme is Midwives Strengthening Communities.  Our midwives are committed to equitable, ethical, accessible, and quality healthcare for…

Midwifery Week Spotlights: Amy & Dalia

UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North celebrate Midwifery week October 1-7. This national observance was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate and recognize midwives and midwife-led care. This year’s theme is Midwives Strengthening Communities.  Our midwives are committed to equitable, ethical, accessible, and quality healthcare for…

Colon Cancer Prevention & Awareness

Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer, is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women each year in the United States.  In 2022, an estimated 52,580 people died from colon cancer. According to Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Community Health Assessment in 2019, Duval county’s…

Heart Disease in Women – An Unfortunate Foe

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide, and is more prominent in women. Throughout American Heart Month and beyond, staying aware and educated about the types of heart disease, risks and prevention methods can be helpful.

The 411 on Breast Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a significant time of year to educate ourselves about breast health and schedule appropriate screenings. It’s also a great time to have honest conversations with your physicians, and ask the right questions. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the frequently…

3D Screening Mammograms: Early Detection Can Help Save Lives

UF Health uses the latest technology in breast cancer detection. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women after skin cancer. Regular screenings to detect breast cancer should be a part of a woman’s annual health care routine. UF Health Breast Imaging Centers are open and ready to…

Reversing Time Without the Stigma – Prime of Your Life Recap

One of the things women can feel self-conscious about as they age is their skin’s appearance. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies, products and procedures to reverse the signs of aging, as Wendy Ashby, PA-C, discussed at February’s Prime of Your…

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…

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 fat content in certain…

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…