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July 17, 2020

Healthy aging in Tuscany

My book Healthy Aging: Well-being and Sexuality at Menopause and Beyond comes from the clinical observations I made throughout my professional career ( Re-thinking about what happens during appointments is the best way for me to understand how medicine works and how to make it more effective. Writing down these considerations is a way to […]
June 16, 2020

Healthcare coverage for study abroad students

An agreement has been signed to guarantee healthcare coverage for North American and Australian students in Tuscany.
March 27, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: 5 tips for good mental health

How do we deal with fear, solitude and the host of emotions we’re all going through at this exceptional time? The Florentine‘s Jane Farrell speaks with Florentine psychotherapist Dr Paolo Molino about the emotions we’re experiencing during coronavirus lockdown and how we can process them. These are Dr. Molino’s top tips for good mental health […]
November 20, 2019

Health lines: atopic dermatitis

What is Atopic Dermatitis?   It’s an inflammatory skin disease that’s not contagious and is rarely allergic which affects people with a personal or family history of atopy, with skin that’s overly reactive to a range of stimuli and whose main symptom is intense itching.     At what age does it manifest itself?   […]
March 1, 2019

Pitti Immagine Taste 2019: healthy highlights

Bread might be the main course at this year’s March mainstay, Taste, but healthy eating is the all-round pairing. From March 9 to 11, the Stazione Leopolda welcomes an array of natural food companies for the fourteenth edition of Florence’s favourite food event. Grosseto-based firm Severino Becagli serves Tuscan-grown spirulina, a microalga with a high […]
June 11, 2018

A student’s guide to Florence mental health services

Prior to any student’s departure on his or her first solo trip abroad, common offhanded reminders may include not to get homesick, to brace oneself for culture shock or to not get carried away by the newfound freedom. Sometimes these are easier said than done: when these seemingly minor concerns escalate beyond our control, this […]
June 5, 2017

Sexual health resources in Florence: a primer

Regardless of age, sex, gender or orientation, sorting through information about sexual and reproductive health can be complicated enough in your native language. Factor in a Florentine move and it can seem overwhelming—but the following introductory guide aims to minimize frantic Googling and feelings of isolation. Illustration by Leo Cardini CONTRACEPTION/PROTECTION A 2016 questionnaire carried […]
April 18, 2016

Tuscan Fitness retreats and health holidays

Tuscan Fitness offers revitalising yoga retreats and health holidays in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Combining yoga, fitness training and hiking as well as delicious yet nutritious food, these are fitness vacations designed to both relax and recharge.   Tuscan Fitness is located at the Fontebussi Tuscan Resort, on a tranquil hilltop with amazing […]
February 5, 2015

Stay healthy in Florence

Needing health care abroad can be a real pill. When living in a foreign country and an unfamiliar city where you don't speak the language, having to set up a doctor's appointment can be frustrating and nerve-racking. But don't worry: it's much easier than you
November 21, 2013

Electronic health

Florence’s offices for public relations can now activate the new electronic health card.   The health card has multiple functions: it also provides proof of identity and tax code. The card is proof of European health insurance and serves as a national identity card, enabling certified identification and