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Recognizing the Service of HealthStreet’s Brianna Aldridge

Brianna Aldridge, Community Health Worker (lead) and Volunteer Coordinator at HealthStreet Brianna Aldridge joined HealthStreet in June 2015. Since then she has become one of the most recognizable faces on our team. Whether at an event around town or at the HealthStreet offices, chances are you’ve seen or talked to…

Cooking Matters Classes

Learn how to cook and shop on a budget UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program is providing a six-week long cooking course for adults to learn how to make low-cost, healthy, easy, and tasty meals. Participants will receive a certificate and book upon…

HealthStreet’s Summer Safety Tips

How To Have A Safe Summer 1.) SHIELD YOURSELF: UVA and UVB rays can permanently damage eyes and cause cataracts, and can damage the skin causing premature skin aging and skin cancers. Wear UV 400 sunglasses to protect your eyes and full-spectrum suncreen to protect your skin. 2.) SAY YES…

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Brain Tumor Association: Nearly 80,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. Approximately one-third or 32% of brain and CNS tumors are malignant. This includes more than 25,000 primary malignant and 53,000 non-malignant brain tumors. There are approximately…

UF Researchers Identify Risk Factors for Chronic Pain

Alternative treatment plans for at-risk patients may curb the development of long-standing musculoskeletal pain, a leading cause of disability. UF Researchers have identified a patient-screening process for physical therapists and clinicians to identify patients at risk of developing persistent pain. This screening process may allow clinicians to pursue alternative…

May is Mental Health Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally―it’s important for us to pay attention to both our physical health and our mental health, which can help us achieve overall wellness and…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the primary cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotches or spots on your skin. The…

UF HealthStreet Welcomes New Volunteers and Interns

The UF HealthStreet team is joined by more than 30 new volunteers and interns this spring! These students, participants in the C.A.M.E.O. program, will assist HealthStreet in communications strategies, epidemiological and biostatistical analyses, community engagement program management, community health education, and outreach. C.A.M.E.O. is HealthStreet’s multi-disciplinary volunteer program that…

In Case You Missed It: UF HealthStreet at Gainesville VegFest 2018

The Gainesville VegFest is coming up this month on February 17, and UF HealthStreet will be there to talk about our programs and to help spread the word on healthy eating! The 2nd Annual Gainesville VegFest is sponsored by North Florida Veg Events, Inc. and City of Gainesville Parks,…