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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Published: May 16, 2018


UF Health Pediatric Weight Management Center taps into a child’s motivation in order to encourage weight loss. Children who struggle with obesity may not be able to do the same types of physical activities as their peers, or may feel dizzy or winded when they do. When a child’s weight prevents him or her from enjoying activities with friends, professional help may be needed.
Strengthening support, shedding the stigma

Strengthening support, shedding the stigma

Published: May 15, 2018


Resources are available for physicians and staff in distress Patient caseloads and other clinical demands, academic responsibilities, meetings and paperwork consume a physician’s time. Add personal commitments and obligations to the list, and the chances for burnout are high.
Championing the cause for children

Championing the cause for children's health and safety

Published: May 14, 2018


In an effort to promote pediatric safety, Madeline Joseph, MD, professor and chief of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, spoke out against gun violence — voicing encouragement for the student-activist survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Through a video message, Joseph expressed her support for their goal of increasing safety in schools.
Faster feeding for a faster recovery

Faster feeding for a faster recovery

Published: May 11, 2018


Program ensures ICU patients receive proper nutrition without compromising coverage. They are some of the sickest patients in the hospital, requiring constant monitoring from specialized staff. Many are recovering from severe illnesses, injuries or surgery that may prevent them from breathing, moving or speaking without the use of medical equipment. In this state, eating can be the last thing on a patient’s mind. However, newer research shows that patients who receive food by mouth or feeding tube early in their treatment may get out of the hospital quicker, with fewer complications or risks.

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Tree of Life ceremony honors organ donors

News4Jax (WJXT) - Published: April 24, 2018