Duval County School Board reviews refurbished sex education curriculum after pulling materials midyear
After abruptly postponing the legally required presentation of the district’s supplemental health curriculum in September, the Duval County School Board reviewed the new proposed plan for how the district will teach students about reproductive health and disease prevention.
UF Health Shands has successful double-lung transplant on COVID-19 survivor
GAINESVILLE, Fla. A first-of-its-kind procedure in the Southeast a double-lung transplant by UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville has given a COVID-19 survivor a second chance at life. UF Health said it was the first successful surgery of its kind in the Southeast region on a patient who has survived COVID-19. Surgeons eventually determined that his lungs were permanently damaged due to the virus and the viability of a double lung transplant became an option. The patient underwent the procedure and it was deemed a success. Our team works from a multidisciplinary perspective, said Dr. Andres Pelaez, M.D.medical director of the lung transplant program and an associate professor of medicine in the UF College of Medicine.
How to get the most out of every medical visit -- especially now
But regardless of whether you’ve felt sick these past few months, safe to say, you always want to get the most out of every medical appointment. Here are some tips you can use to make every medical appointment as valuable as possible. Consider a video visit. Medical offices can be overwhelmed by patients, especially lately, so if your symptoms are mild, consider a video visit to discuss your concerns and get some health recommendations. And when you choose a video visit, you will not have to drive to the office, or even get out of bed.