Wellness

As trial over George Floyd’s death unfolds, anxieties rise


Published: April 16, 2021 2:07 pm

Recent news and events, including coverage of the trial over George Floyd’s death, have triggered heightened anxiety, anger and a range of other emotions for many of us. UF’s Anti-Racism website offers helpful resources and guidance, and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer has shared this list of resources collected last summer by members […]

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COVID-19 vaccine Q&A: Pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility


Published: April 16, 2021 1:50 pm

Next Tuesday, April 20, UF Health will hold a webinar to discuss how the COVID-19 vaccine works and its potential benefits and side effects on expectant and breastfeeding mothers. Dr. Nicole Lovine from UF Health Infectious Disease and Dr. John Smulian from UF Health Women’s Health will participate in the event and answer questions. Register

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Looking for youth summer camps in and around the Gainesville area?


Published: April 13, 2021 5:00 pm

While more youth camps are expected to be open this summer, offerings will still be a bit different in many cases than in years prior to the pandemic. We’ve updated our Summer Camp Directory, where you can find both in-person and virtual camps scheduled to be held this summer for school-age children in the Alachua […]

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Participate in a weight-loss maintenance study


Published: April 8, 2021 5:41 pm

Are you interested in losing weight and keeping it off long-term? The UF Health Promotion Lab seeks volunteers to participate in Project STAR, a research study aimed at helping people learn skills to lose weight and keep it off long-term. Eligible volunteers will receive a no-cost, 16-week program followed by an additional 20 months of […]

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More than 5,000 flock to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for first day of major COVID-19 vaccination drive


Published: April 6, 2021 2:40 pm

An audacious push to vaccinate 20,000 people in Alachua County a week for six weeks got off to a roaring start Monday when more than 5,200 received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. On the first day anyone over age 16 in Florida became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, […]

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Spring Walking Challenge kicks off this week!


Published: April 6, 2021 2:33 pm

UF’s Spring Walking Challenge is a great opportunity to increase your daily activity while sharing in some fun with your colleagues. Register today to create a Walker Tracker account and form or join your team now through April 9. The challenge runs through May 2. Here are a few resources to help you get started […]

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Celebrate cycling culture with the Bicycle Film Festival


Published: April 6, 2021 2:27 pm

Presented by UF Bikes, in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and Gators Going Green, the Bicycle Film Festival features an international selection of short films. The event takes place virtually until April 22 and is part of Campus Bike Month and Earth Day. UF faculty, staff and students, as well as Gainesville community members, […]

Financial Literacy

Tune in for expert-led sessions throughout Financial Literacy Week


Published: April 2, 2021 11:43 am

Throughout the week of April 5, improve your financial literacy and develop healthier financial habits by participating in one or more sessions in our Financial Literacy Series. All webinars are free and will be held via Zoom. Learn what you can do to maximize your retirement savings, discover the fundamentals of investing, find strategies on […]

Submit your nomination for a Champions for Change Award


Published: April 2, 2021 11:43 am

The nomination period for the 2021 Champions for Change Awards is now open! A partnership program between the Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators coalition, the annual Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals and groups in the UF community who made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability or health and wellness during their […]

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Pain management educational resources available for patients and providers


Published: March 23, 2021 3:45 pm

The Integrative Pain Management Series presented by the Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (AI-PAMI) at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville is a comprehensive project that educates adults ages 50 and older in addition to health care providers about pain management options. Visit the AI-PAMI website to access recorded presentations and […]


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