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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…

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.

Can Breast Cancer Occur in Men?

Male breast cancer is a rare disease that forms in the breast tissue of men. It is often detected at a more advanced stage, primarily due to most men not being aware that breast cancer may also affect them.

Heart Disease in Women – An Unfortunate Foe

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide, and is more prominent in women. Throughout American Heart Month and beyond, staying aware and educated about the types of heart disease, risks and prevention methods can be helpful.

The 411 on Breast Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a significant time of year to educate ourselves about breast health and schedule appropriate screenings. It’s also a great time to have honest conversations with your physicians, and ask the right questions. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some of the frequently…

3D Screening Mammograms: Early Detection Can Help Save Lives

UF Health uses the latest technology in breast cancer detection. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer for women after skin cancer. Regular screenings to detect breast cancer should be a part of a woman’s annual health care routine. UF Health Breast Imaging Centers are open and ready to…

Sugar, Salt, Fat, Oh My!

Salty snacks, rich desserts and comfort food may all look and smell appealing, but consuming these in excess can be detrimental to health. Registered dietitian Kayla Fisher presented at the August Prime of Your Life Women’s Health Series event and discussed how sugar, salt and…

Awareness is Power

Each year, UF Health Jacksonville staff and University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty collaborate in multiple ways to promote breast health and breast cancer awareness. UF Health Surgery – Jacksonville and…