UF Health Advantage

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UF Health wants to help you discover better health through learning. Our classes, programs, groups, activities and health fairs are offered throughout Gainesville, Ocala and The Villages® communities. We also hold virtual events so you can learn from anywhere. Events are led by experts in health and wellness from UF Health. These programs support living a healthier life while learning about the latest advances in medicine, disease management, prevention, and research. Become a member today!

Classes and Event Calendar

Please visit our events calendar to see what’s currently being offered. Events are open to the public but registration may be required.

Check out some of our past online events:

The Mind - Gut Connection. Presented by Irene Estores, M.D. Gut-directed hypnotherapy for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease uses suggestions, imagery and relaxation to calm the digestive tract and reduce discomfort. Discover how these highly successful techniques can have long-lasting benefits.

Stroke — Don’t be the one. Presented by Anna Khanna, M.D. and Norah Chalouhi, M.D.

Learn about stroke prevention, warning signs and treatments including medical and endovascular therapies from the experts at the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Breast Cancer in 2020
Presented by Lisa Spiguel, M.D. and Mark Leyngold, M.D.
The breast cancer experts at UF Health discuss prevention, treatment, recovery and breast reconstruction.

Alzheimer’s: Help and Hope for Tomorrow presented by Steven DeKosky, M.D. and Todd Golde, M.D. Hear how multidisciplinary research teams at the University of Florida collaborate to discover better diagnostics and treatments to combat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

HEART VALVE PROBLEMS? YOU HAVE OPTIONSPresented by George Arnaoutakis, M.D. Minimally invasive surgery options to correct a heart valve problem often lead to a quicker recovery. Learn more about transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, which has been performed successfully more than 1,000 times at UF Health.

UF‘s COVID-19 Research and You. Presented by Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. Learn what UF researchers are doing and how that research could ultimately help our community. The UF Clinical and Translation Science Institute is focused on COVID-19 by taking research discoveries from the lab and into the real world

Pregnancy and Covid-19 presented by John Smulian, M.D., M.P.H., Dr. Smulian discusses the latest information what the virus means for the health of mothers and the health of their babies. 

Spine 101: Tips for a Healthy Back presented by Michael Sein, M.D., Dr. Sein discusses things you can do to ease the pain and discomfort as well as prevent back pain in the future.

Diabetes and Your Feet 101: Keeping your Feet Healthy presented by Leaha Neville, D.P.M. Dr. Neville discusses the effects of diabetes on the feet and how to avoid diabetes-related foot problems.

Solutions for a Sleepy Planet: Tips for Better Sleep presented by Mary Wagner, M.D. - Dr. Wagner discusses the effects lack of sleep may have on kids and teens and offers up solutions to help all of us keep a more normal, healthy sleep schedule.

Raising Children with ADHD: Strategies for Success  presented by Richard D’Alli, M.D., MEd, MEd - Dr. D’Alli discusses the history, symptoms, treatments and outlook for children with ADHD. He offers guidance and support for parents of children of all ages.

Becoming a member is easy and free!

Just complete our secure online form to join


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Member enjoy:

  • Hearing the latest information about health and wellness
  • Opportunities to ask the experts questions
  • Advanced notice of upcoming events
  • Free gift for new members