Category: Wellness

Sign up for the Sweet and Salty wellness challenge

Join GatorCare’s three-week, email-based nutrition challenge to track your salt and sugar intake and learn how to make healthy swaps.

Why the F.D.A. took so long to tackle a disputed cold remedy

Pharmacists affiliated with UF have spent decades nudging the agency to pull a decongestant from over-the-counter medicines (New York Times).

Updated COVID-19 vaccine now available

The Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, or CDC, has released updated COVID-19 vaccine guidance, recommending everyone six months and older get an updated vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of the illness this fall and winter.

Setting healthy boundaries with technology in a digital world

Excessive screen time can cause a variety of physical and mental health issues, so it’s important to limit your device usage when possible.

Fuel your body with a healthy breakfast

September is Better Breakfast Month — explore the benefits of a healthy breakfast.

Get to know EAP counselor Devin Shorey

Devin Shorey is a licensed mental health counselor who has a wide range of experience with a variety of mental health and relationship issues.

Get to know EAP counselor Massiel Snow

Massiel Snow recently joined the University of Florida as a new Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, counselor.

Explore exclusive savings for UF faculty and staff

From gyms to restaurants, car rentals and more — UF employees have the opportunity to save at a variety of businesses and retailers through UF GatorPerks.

Explore the GatorPerks website to discover local and regional discounts. Know of a business you would like to see included in the program? Complete the GatorPerks Recommendation Form to help us grow our list of vendors.

Explore faculty and staff fitness classes

UF and UF Health faculty and staff fitness classes are back for the fall semester!

Protect yourself and others, schedule your flu shot today

Getting vaccinated for the flu virus goes a long way toward keeping you, your loved ones and the greater UF community healthy. The Student Health Care Center, or SHCC, offers a variety of appointment times and locations to get a flu vaccine and adds new options frequently.

Faculty, staff and students can visit the SHCC website to view available vaccine locations and to schedule an online appointment. Faculty and staff can also receive a flu shot at the annual Benefits and Wellness Fair , scheduled for Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. COVID vaccines are also available and can be given at the same time as the flu vaccine.

Faculty and staff outside of Gainesville are encouraged to visit their local pharmacy or contact their health care provider to schedule a flu shot.

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