Menu UF Health Home Menu

Student Health Care Center Blog Category Subscribe to RSS Feed


Get your drink on: Stay hydrated in the heat!

Published: Jul 18th, 2016

Going overboard on drinking water is a lot harder to do than accidentally depriving yourself — so drink up, and your body will thank you.


Published: Jul 8th, 2016

As of July 6, there have been 263 confirmed cases of Zika in Florida, all travel-related to several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. Preventing mosquito bites not only enhances your enjoyment of outdoor activities, but can also protect you from exposure to all mosquito-borne illnesses.


Food 101: Healthy eating for college students

Published: Jul 1st, 2016

Healthy eating can be daunting, but small changes here and there will eventually build into habits that will leave you feeding and feeling better.

UF FACULTY UPDATE 6/29/16: Eight Faculty Members Receive the SEC Faculty Travel Grants for 2016-17

Published: Jun 29th, 2016

SHCC Drs. Jay Clugston and Katie Edenfield will travel to another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.

The POST 6/28/16: Give it a rest: Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Published: Jun 28th, 2016

A football player in the heat of the game may want to jump right back into the fray after a possible concussion, but the player’s recovery may be better if the coaches sideline their eager athlete.


Know your status: Take the test, take control!

Published: Jun 27th, 2016

Anyone can be susceptible to becoming infected with HIV. The only way to be sure of your status is through regular testing.

Male College Student

Men’s Health Month: Preventing top threats

Published: Jun 1st, 2016

Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? The list is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off.

GAINESVILLE SUN 5/22/16: UF study: Playing with concussion backfires

Published: May 23rd, 2016

A new University of Florida study says trying to play through concussion symptoms backfires for college athletes.

UF HEALTH NEWS 5/9/16: Delayed concussion reporting may sideline college athletes for several more days

Published: May 10th, 2016

Athletes who wait to report a concussion may experience longer recovery times, say University of Florida researchers who found that college players who delayed treatment or removal from play missed an average of five more days of play than athletes who immediately reported concussion symptoms.

REUTERS 5/5/16: Staying in the game after concussion tied to longer recovery

Published: May 5th, 2016

“Our findings indicate that immediately engaging your medical staff if you suspect you have sustained a concussion will give you the best chance to return to your sport more quickly.” ~Breton Asken, MS, ATC, UF Sports Concussion Center, a division of the SHCC