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Health Tips

1.  Educate yourself on the signs and symptoms on COVID-19 VIRUS

2. Make an appointment with your healthcare provider if you are having prolonged Respiratory discomfort/difficulties

3. Pay close attention to your children and take them to the pediatrician as soon as any Respiratory problems occur

4. Be Honest and Truthful when Answering Questions about how you are feeling when you go to your healthcare provider

5. Read Health/Science Articles on treatments for COVID-19

Join Us  for Lively and Informative Discussions!!!  Topics will include:  Women’s Health – Fibroid tumors (Symptoms and Options for Procedures), Annual Physicals from Teenagers to Senior Citizens, Arthritis, Stomach issues (Indigestion and Upset stomach pain), Memory Enhancement, Men’s Health and Wellness – Physical Fitness, Blood Pressure, Reducing Stress, etc.

I look forward to Talking with You on Live Facebook!!!!!  Click on the Live video clip from the Caribbean Christmas Women’s Health Workshop!!!!!

Ladies Let's TALK. Know Your BODY and Know Your FAMILY Health History!!!

Posted by Stephanie Pollard on Sunday, December 8, 2019

Attention WOMEN…can we talk? This is great Thanksgiving conversation. How do we help improve the odds of health disparities for us and our families? Join us for a fantastic discussion with Health Educator, Stephanie Pollard. Stephanie is hosting a community conversation “Understanding the Woman’s Body”…December 7th at Passage Family Church from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Stephanie PollardAt The WELLnessRadioTV… There Is Healing At The WELL

Posted by Pamela Marshall on Tuesday, November 26, 2019


Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch

Greater Gainesville Black Nurses Association

Date: October 19, 2019 @ 10 am
Location: Open Door Ministries
601 NE 19th Street
Gainesville, FL 32641

Stephanie Pollard, MPH, MT(AMT)
Health Workshops R Us, Inc.
Topic: Exercise and Breast Health


Breast Health Awareness!!!

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and is found in one in eight women in the United States. It is a group of diseases in which cells in the tissues of the breast become abnormal and divide without order or control. These malignant cells form too much tissue and become a tumor. The tumor can grow into nearby tissue or cells break away and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system eventually affecting other organs.

Twice as many African-American women who have breast cancer die from it as white women, although fewer African-American women get the disease. Since 1989, deaths from breast cancer are down 5 percent for all women. However, the death rate remains disproportionately high for African-American women. That may be because we are less likely to get mammograms because we either think we won’t get breast cancer or don’t have access to care. Encourage your sisters, mothers, daughters, aunts and grandmothers to get screened regularly. Too many African-American women die needlessly from breast cancer who might have lived with early diagnosis and treatment.

Exercise regularly and Control weight — Know your family history of breast cancer– Find out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy Limit the amount of alcohol you drink– Get screened regularly and early
New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)– Thickening or swelling of part of the breast Irritation or dimpling of breast– Skin Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast– Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area Nipple discharge other than breast milk including blood — Any change in the size or the shape of the breast– Pain in any area of the breast



Spring Tea Health Conference

Greetings to You and Your Family!!!  Health and Wellness Topic:  Blood Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, CO2, and blood Ph)

Blood Sodium (Na++) – If your sodium blood levels are too high, it may mean that you have a problem with your kidneys, dehydration, or another medical condition.  Sodium is a type of electrolytes are electrically charged minerals that help maintain fluid levels and the balance of chemicals in your body called acids and bases.  Sodium also helps your nerves and muscles work properly.

Potassium (K+) – Is a mineral that your body needs to work property.  It is a type of electrolyte.  It helps your nerves to function and muscles to contract.  It helps your heartbeat stay regular.  It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells.  A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium’s harmful effects on blood pressure.

Sources of potassium from food:

  • Leafy greens, such as spinach and collard greens
  • Fruit from vines, such as grapes and black berries
  • Root vegetables, such as carrots and potatoes
  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – It is a waste product made by your body.  Your blood carries carbon  dioxide to your lungs.  You breathe out carbon dioxide and breathe in oxygen all day, every day, without thinking about it.  A CO2 blood test measures the amount of carbon dioxide in your blood.  Too much or too little carbon dioxide in the blood can indicate a health problem.


Food and Your Metabolism

Food and Your Metabolism
Stephanie Pollard, MPH, MB,MT(AMT)
What Is Metabolism?
Your metabolism, experts say, involves a complex network of hormones and enzymes that not only convert food into fuel but also affect how efficiently you burn that fuel.
The process of metabolism establishes the rate at which we burn our calories and, ultimately, how quickly we gain weight or how easily we lose it; not everyone burns calories at the same rate.
Your metabolism is influenced by your age (metabolism naturally slows about 5% per decade after age 40); your sex (men generally burn more calories at rest than women); and proportion of lean body mass (the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate tends to be). Heredity also makes a difference as to how well your metabolism works.
Revving Your Engine
Though some of the factors affecting metabolic rate can’t be changed, happily, there are ways to maximize the metabolism you’re born with — even when you’re dieting.
Among the best ways is exercise. This includes aerobic workouts and walking to burn more calories in the short term, and weight training to build the muscles that will boost your metabolism in the long run.
Your best bet for keeping metabolism revved: Build muscles, snack on low-calorie, high-protein foods, and keep moving!
Your Body’s Metabolism Rate
Your metabolic rate measures the rate at which your individual body is using up energy (as measured in calories) to stay alive. It’s not a rate that remains constantly the same. Your metabolic rate varies throughout the day and throughout your life, depending on your level of activity and other factors.
The rate at which you burn calories is lowest while you sleep and greatest when you physically work hard. Here’s a guide that describes the approximate calories burned during various types of work. Keep in mind that these “burn rates” will vary from person to person, so use this as a guide to the relative energy used up for each level of activity.
Calories per Hour
Very light work or sitting at rest
Light work
Moderate work
Heavy-duty work

Stephanie Pollard, MPH, MB, MT(AMT)

Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Community Health Educator

Contact Information:                352-256-5823

Civic and Community Service

  • University of Florida Urology Department Community Advisory Board Member (2010/present)
  • American Cancer Society Board of Directors (2009/2010)
  • University of Florida Oral History Program Assistant (08/2009 – present)
  • Columnist for Sistersspace (07/2009 –01/2011)
  • Publisher and Writer for Health Workshops R Us: My Weekly Newsletter (05/2009 – present)
  • CDC Abstract Reviewer and Moderator: Center for Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta, GA (06/09-12/09)
  • University of Florida Alumni Association member, Chairperson UF Black Alumni and Treasurer (2004).
  • Volunteer Dance Instructor – PACE School for Girls (8/2008-2010)
  • Worksite Wellness Activity Organizer – 1/2003- present
  • University of Florida Research Presenter and Panelist – 1/2008 – present
  • Shands Eastside Education Series Presenter and Health Fair Participant– Presentations on Balancing your Budget, Exercise and Heart disease, Exercise and diabetes, Food Pyramid, the Importance of Drinking Water, etc. (1/2005-2011)
  • Cox Communications – Worksite Wellness (conditioning and strengthening) (4/2008-8/2008)
  • Alachua County Health Department – Worksite Wellness (conditioning and strengthening) (1/2007-2011)
  • Florida Department of Health “Step Up, Florida” program I taught an exercise class to a group of local senior citizens and Jazzercise to staff employees– January 2007 I have given a variety of presentations to churches throughout Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding cities. The churches range from small congregations to large congregations.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Leadership Conference at the University of Florida Auditorium – I gave a presentation on chronic diseases (heart disease and diabetes) and sexual transmitted infections and diseases. I was awarded a Leadership Award for exemplifying leadership contributions to the lives of youth. (3/2007)
  • Cambridge Who’s Who – On September 11, 2007 I received the Cambridge Who’s Who in Business Award.
  • Passage Family Church: Outreach ministry and Dance Instructor for teenage youth


Meet Stephanie Pollard

I have over thirty years of experience in the healthcare arena as a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist and 13 years in Public Health and Epidemiology. My professionalism has proven to be a great asset in the workplace and communities. I have been a Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist since 1986 and I continued my education at the University of Florida.