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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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Ana Alvarez M.D.

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are celebrated and recognized nationally. As part of this celebration, UF Health Jacksonville is spotlighting a few employees…

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Jose Montilla Crespo M.D.

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are celebrated and recognized nationally. As part of this celebration, UF Health Jacksonville is spotlighting a few employees…

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Lourdes Dale, Ph.D

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are celebrated and recognized nationally. As part of this celebration, UF Health Jacksonville is spotlighting a few employees…

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Sofia Muenyi, M.D.

September 15- October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. During this time the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America are celebrated and recognized nationally. As part of this celebration, UF Health Jacksonville is spotlighting a few employees…