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Physician Recognition Award Nominee Christopher Ong, MD

Christopher Ong, MD Dr. Christopher Ong, PGY-3, has been nominated for a Physician Recognition Award. Chris will be honored at an award recognition luncheon later this month. Please join us in congratulating Chris on his award and dedication to our profession.

College of Medicine Service Pin Award Ceremony

Dean Michael Good, MD, Priscilla Spence, Paula Edge and Marika Brigham at the Service Pin Award Ceremony On Wednesday, October 28 the University of Florida College of Medicine gathered to…

Drug Abuse on the Rise

According to the CDC, overprescribing is directly related to addiction and the increase in deaths by overdosing. Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, UF Health Chief of Addiction Medicine talks to TV 20 about the continuing drug epidemic in the US.

Sleep Disorders: A Review of Changes in DSM-5 Sleep-Wake Disorders

Khurshid A. Khurshid, MD Psychiatric Times | By Khurshid A. Khurshid, MD | Special Reports – Healthy sleep is required for restoring functioning and vitality, promoting memory consolidation, and maintaining immune function. However, many individuals are affected with sleep disorders. There are about 60 million Americans who have problems with…

1 in 4 People Live with a Mental Illness…

Mental Health Coalition of North Central Florida and volunteers painted the 34th street wall for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4th – 10th I am stigma free! Take the Stigma Free pledge at   #IAmStigmaFREE    …

Recovery means rescue from addiction

Are you ready to get sober? The first week in October is designated as Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s a good time to reflect on these questions and see if you are ready to address them. Jamie Smolen, M.D., is an addiction psychiatrist at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center.

Addiction is Powerful. So is Hope.

Together, we can put recovery within reach. When patients arrive at UF Health’s Florida Recovery Center, Tim Christensen assures them that there is life after addiction. He’s living proof.

11th Annual FRC Alumni Reunion

On Saturday, September 19th the UF Health Florida Recovery Center (FRC) held their 11th Annual FRC reunion at the Paramount Plaza Hotel in Gainesville, Florida. The FRC annual reunion provides an opportunity for alumni of the program to return to Gainesville to celebrate their recovery and reconnect with alumni…