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Drowning prevention: Know your limits

Drowning is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S., and Florida has the highest number of cases each year. “Preventable” is the key word, as parents, caregivers and all other water waders can take steps to prevent future drowning incidents.

Safely Celebrate the Fourth of July

More than half of all fireworks-related injuries happen the first week on July, and more than 15,000 emergency room visits in 2020 were from fireworks injuries. Adults between ages 25 to 44 incurred nearly 35% of the injuries and children under age 15 incurred 18% of those injuries.

Speech-Language Pathology Spotlight: Trauma

A trauma speech-language pathologist, or SLP, provides direct care for individuals who have been involved in a traumatic event that impacts their speech, language, cognition or swallowing abilities. SLPs provide various types of therapy focusing on rebuilding patients’ abilities to communicate, improving thought processing for activities of daily living and safely consuming food and drinks.

Keeping stress at bay during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, and, in particular, the past several days, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” With the entire global community struggling to contain and manage the existential threat that is the coronavirus, times are now, if nothing else, interesting. All this on top of other stressors that affect our national community, stress and anxiety have become impossible to escape. Every single one of us has seen their life, in some fashion or another, disrupted, and it is getting tougher to see an end in sight. How then can we take a moment to protect ourselves from the psychological trauma that often follows disasters and extreme emergencies?

TraumaOne mourns loss of Dr. Joseph Tepas III

UF Health Jacksonville and the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville are mourning the loss of Joseph Tepas III, MD, a longtime faculty member who passed away Dec. 20 following a brief stay in hospice. He was 73.

Going to the chapel

UF Health TraumaOne patient receives critical care…and a wedding Oct. 22, 2017 started out as the happiest day in Gina Francica’s life. After 13 years of courtship, Gina and her sweetheart were set to be married in Neptune Beach, Florida, in an all-white affair. It was 11 a.m. and Francica…

UF physician selected as a “40 under 40” member for 2019

Brian Yorkgitis, DO, a UF Health Jacksonville trauma surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, has been named to the “40 Under 40” list compiled by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Thumbs up for Chris

UF Health TraumaOne and an outpouring of community support heal a local teen with a traumatic brain injury. Pam Hemmen sent her son, Chris, to his part-time job coaching youth sports with the family’s signature goodbye on the morning of July 23, 2017. “Don’t eat Tide Pods,” she said, with…

UF Health TraumaOne celebrates 35th anniversary

UF Health TraumaOne, the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, marked its 35th year of service to the community today with an anniversary celebration on campus.