Health Articles

Read the room, skip the shame, and 6 more ways to make COVID-19 vaccination a social norm

The way governments, news outlets and public health organizations present the vaccine will influence its acceptance. These recommendations could help.

UF Health Shands Hospital ranked best in Florida, among nation’s elite in wide range of specialties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite today in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with a remarkable nine medical specialties placing in the nation’s Top 50 — more than any other hospital in the Sunshine State.

UF students on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19

Thirty UF faculty members and students answered the call when the state of Florida needed to drastically boost the number of epidemiologists working with health departments around the state.

University of Florida joins JED Campus to support student mental health

The program is part of a nationwide initiative from The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets.

Domestic travel fears increasing due to coronavirus

A third of American travelers are concerned about coronavirus on domestic flights, up from 20% two weeks ago, according to a new study.

“Teach-back” technique can reduce hospital visits

People living with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease — conditions that can result in hospital visits if not managed effectively — saw double-digit drops in hospital admissions compared with patients who did not teach their instructions back to their health-care provider.