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Bladder Cancer: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment

Bladder cancer risk factors, warning signs, diagnosis and treatment Podcast – Audio Interview The following information was taken from an audio interview (above) with Mark Bandyk, M.D., a urologist with UF Health Jacksonville. What are the risk factors for bladder cancer? First and foremost, blood in…

Pregnancy in Epilepsy Program

Left to Right: Dedra McKinney, BA, Social Services Coordinator; Suparna Krishnaiengar, MD, Neurologist; Katherine Zarroli, MD, Neurologist. Back from left to right: Catrina Graham, PharmD, CPh, BCACP, Pharmacist; Adrienne Deberry, PharmD, CPh, BCACP, CSP, Pharmacist; Felicia Smith, PhD, Epilepsy Coordinator. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, about 1.1 million women of…

The Importance of Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers provide an invaluable service to their family members who are sick or in need of help.  However, caring for loved ones may cause problems for the caregiver. Caregivers who keep giving and rarely replenish themselves suffer emotional and physical consequences, including an increased risk of depression, stress…

Alzheimer’s Awareness: Knowing the signs

Alzheimer’s disease impacts millions each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 5.8 million people in the United States were living with the disease in 2020. That number is expected to double by the year 2060. Stacey Alvarez-Alvarado, PhD, MS, an assistant professor in…

Watch Your Step: Falls Prevention Awareness

As we get older, a simple fall or trip can unexpectedly change your life. Falls are one of the most common causes of injury in adults over age 65. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, each year, about three million…

Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms, Risks and Treatments

According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women. A woman’s chances of being diagnosed are 1 in 78. The disease is often detected at its later stages because the initial symptoms may not be noticeable or attributed to other common conditions. Dr.

Fibroid Awareness: What You Need to Know

By age 50, up to 80 percent of women have developed uterine fibroids. While many women don’t experience pain or symptoms from their fibroids, 25 percent will need treatment to manage their pain or heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids. Women who experience pain from their fibroids…

Not Your Average D.A.R.E Talk

School is back in session across college campuses in Florida and with the increase of popular synthetic drugs such as fentanyl and fake pills, parents should educate their college student on how to protect themselves.   This talk with your college student is more than the old-school D.A.R.E talks held…

Tips for Breastfeeding Success

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a great opportunity to speak with a lactation consultant on what mothers should know and expect during their breastfeeding journey. Bobbi Taman, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant at UF Health North, shared her expertise in how to educate and advocate for women and their babies. Bobbi has been helping mothers breastfeed for the past 15 years of her career.