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Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Gainesville, Fla.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month A National Challenge: Outside of certain forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. But researchers are continually finding new, improved treatments that help people with breast cancer live longer. Much of…

In Case You Missed It: UF Healthstreet’s 3rd Annual Night of Dance

HealthStreet’s third annual Night of Dance brought together a cross-section of Gainesville’s diverse communities for a night that was part dance party, part health fair, and all fun! The night began with a ballad sung by Alyssa Berger followed by a session of yoga with Crimson Roe of Yoga Pod.

In Case You Missed It: OCOH, “Pesticides and Health: What We Need to Know”

On August 29, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 18th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall. This meeting addressed the impact of pesticides on health and featured panelists with backgrounds in neurology, social policy, farmer-worker advocacy, and child and family sciences. The discussion focused on the epidemiological evidence…

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26

Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity, and heart, takes the lives of 2,500 Americans each year. This rare cancer is preventable and is only caused by exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers. When inhaled or ingested, the fibers embed in the lining of the organs,…

HealthStreet Spotlight: Teina Phillips

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Teina Phillips as the Director of Operations for UF HealthStreet. Teina brings over 20 years of experience in working together with diverse community members, non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and governmental agencies to address social determinants of health and improve health outcomes. For…

In Case you Missed It: OCOH, “National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

On July 26, 2018, HealthStreet hosted the 17th national Our Community, Our Health (OCOH) town hall. This meeting addressed the impact of childhood trauma and mental health issues on minority communities. The event featured three panelists with backgrounds in mental health, child development and social epidemiology. The discussion focused…

Practice Mindfulness & Creativity with HealthStreet and #352Creates

Want to relieve stress, boost memory, and improve focus? Mindfulness is the ability to be present and fully aware of your experiences in the moment. In partnership with 352Creates, UF HealthStreet will be hosting a day of mindfulness and creativity on Friday, August 10th. Adults and…

HealthStreet Spotlight: Tamara Lowrey

We are pleased to introduce Tamara Lowrey as the new Communications Specialist at UF HealthStreet. Tamara is an experienced communications manager with an extensive background in digital content marketing. In this position, she hopes to bring her passion for health and nutrition to a wider audience…