Knowledge and good health go hand-in-hand. So the doctors at UCF Pegasus Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice, have developed a series of seminars that cover many of the most common health and safety concerns expressed by their patients.

“When it comes to your health, knowledge is critically important,” said Joyce Paulson, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine physician at UCF Pegasus Health and assistant professor at the College of Medicine. “Unfortunately, so many people feel overwhelmed with the plethora of information, misinformation and conflicting reports that they simply don’t know where to turn.”

The UCF Pegasus Health Seminar Series was developed to help bridge the gap between medical science and useful information consumers can consider when making informed decisions about their healthcare.

The series is free to the public and will begin in October. All sessions will be held at UCF Pegasus Health, located at 3400 Quadrangle Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817—on the corner of University Blvd., just blocks from the main UCF campus. Seminars will be led by medical providers and experts from the community on a number of topics, including:

  • Decoding Vitamins & Minerals–A to Zinc
  • Understanding and Managing Pre-diabetes
  • Accurate Blood Pressure Monitoring At Home
  • Helping Teens Develop Healthy Habits for a Lifetime
  • How to be a Good Healthcare Consumer
  • Preparing to Care for Aging Parents
  • Psychological Strategies for Making Healthy Behavioral Changes
  • Cyber Security 101: What Every Child (and parent) Should Know Before Going Online
  • To view a complete list of topics and register, visit Space is limited, so registration is strongly advised.

    “Medicine is dynamic, always changing and evolving. And while it’s important to be informed, you should avoid jumping on the latest bandwagon,” said Dr. Paulson. “Patients don’t have to spend a great deal of time researching medical issues, but I do recommend they know enough to participate in a dialogue about their health and make informed decisions.”

    “When people are actively engage in their own healthcare—from taking measures to prevent diseases to researching treatment options—we know they experience better outcomes. That’s why this series is so important. As part of the College of Medicine, we’re physician educators training the next generation of doctors. This series gives us the opportunity to help educate our community, too,” she said.