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Health Encyclopedia via UF Health

Click here to view a wide variety of health topics alphabetically via UF Health.

Health Care Information Online

Click here to view a list of external health websites recommended by the Student Health Care Center. NOTE: The information provided on these websites is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or emergency treatment. You should not use any information on these websites to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider.

Free Smartphone Apps

NOTE: The information provided on these smartphone apps and/or websites is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or emergency treatment. You should not use any information on these smartphone apps and/or websites to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider.

General medicine

  • Epocrates: Concerned about mixing medications? This app lets you identify prescription over-the-counter pills based on color and shape and check interactions. The directory includes Food and Drug Administration-approved and off-label dosing, risk categories, warnings and manufacturer contacts.
  • WebMD – Apple iTunes only: Read a daily mini-magazine of healthy living tips, fun facts, recipes and more. Check your symptoms, access information about medicine, get first aid essentials and check local health listings on the go, from the most trusted brand in health information.
  • ZocDoc: If you’re away from home or need a new doctor, enter your location, your insurance and the specialty you need and ZocDoc will generate a list of nearby physicians who meet your criteria — with their available appointment times.

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Mental health

UF Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) – Free Apps: A list of free apps covering numerous concerns, including:

  • Stress Management/Anxiety Reduction
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Sleep
  • Mood/Behavior
  • General Wellness/Time Management

Nutrition and weight management

  • Lose It!: Lose It! is designed with one goal — to help you lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way.
  • MyFitnessPal: Free online calorie counter and diet plan. Lose weight by tracking your caloric intake quickly and easily. Find nutrition facts for over two million foods.
  • Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS): The NOFFS is designed to provide the Navy with a world-class performance training resource for Sailors, as well as Navy health and fitness professionals. Using the latest sports science methodologies, the logic engine for NOFFS combines both human performance and injury prevention strategies, resulting in safer training while yielding positive human performance outcomes. 
  • Recovery Record: Eating disorder management from the privacy of your mobile phone. Highlights: Celebrate wins with rewards; Personalize your journey; Use at any time and stage of recovery Social and secure; and Meaningful collaboration with your treatment team.

Sexual health

  • SexPositive: It’s difficult to predict when you may need access to sexual health information. With SexPositive, judgement-free information about STIs, safety, communication tips and healthy advice are available on your smartphone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Women’s health