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Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff training programs and providing education materials about gun safety increased doctor-parent conversations about gun safety.

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections, exposures drop

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity rate should be less than 3% before the school district decides to lift their mask mandate. …

Protect your family this flu season by getting vaccinated

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage for the flu dropped throughout the 2020-2021 season. Following social distancing guidelines, improved hand hygiene and proper masking led to decreased rates of flu cases. …

7th Annual Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

Despite the challenges of this past year, the Department of Pediatrics and the University of Florida College of Medicine sponsored the 7th Annual Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. This was truly a national stage, with over 60 students from coast to coast…