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Gator Day 2018

Published: February 15th, 2018

UF HealthStreet health education and behavior (HEB) volunteers and interns traveled to Tallahassee to represent HealthStreet at this year’s Gator Day! Gator Day is an annual event that brings together University […]

Diversity Day 2018

Published: February 13th, 2018

Jonathan Heaven and Andrew Osorio, two of UF HealthStreet’s Community Health Workers, represented HealthStreet at Diversity Day this year! They shared with the community how HealthStreet gives a voice to […]


January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Published: December 22nd, 2017

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, and although early detection, diagnosis and treatment can halt vision loss caused by glaucoma, about 10 percent of people with glaucoma who receive […]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Published: December 19th, 2017

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. Although relatively small, the thyroid gland plays a huge role […]


January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Published: December 19th, 2017

What is stalking? While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is “a course of conduct directed at a specific person […]

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Flu Season 2017-2018

Published: December 19th, 2017

According to the CDC, flu season arrived early this year. The most prominent virus that’s been going around also tends to cause more cases of severe disease and death than […]


REVIVE Seeks to Understand the Effects of Resveratrol on Vitality and Physical Function

Published: December 19th, 2017

Dr. Steven Anton, at the University of Florida Institute of Aging, is conducting a study on the antioxidant resveratrol. The study, called REVIVE, seeks to understand the changes in muscle […]

A New Research Study Will Use Mobile Phones to Try and Better Understand Asthma

Published: November 29th, 2017

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in childhood in the U.S. Adherence to prescribed controller medication for those with persistent subtypes of asthma is low among adolescents, according to […]

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Published: November 29th, 2017

During the winter months, there is more crowding, touching and a much higher chance to spread germs around. Air travel also spreads viruses around the country and flu season reaches […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): What It Is and How to Treat It

Published: November 29th, 2017

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur around the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter […]