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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.

Hot Car Prevention

Our UF Health TraumaOne injury prevention and trauma education coordinator, Rebecca Melvin, demonstrates how quickly a car can heat up in the Florida summer weather and the dangers of leaving your child in a hot car.

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…