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What expectant mothers need to know about birth defect prevention

Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year. While it’s hard to imagine a time when physicians were unaware of the correlation between a mother’s actions and the health of her unborn baby, it…

HPV: The common cancer-causing virus

Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guy Benrubi, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at UF Health Gynecologic Oncology – Jacksonville says that if you have had sex, you…

Deadly cancers require an aggressive approach

Aggressive cancers require an aggressive approach. Esophageal and pancreatic cancer can be deadly if not detected early and treated properly. Ziad Awad, MD, FACS, medical director of the minimally invasive surgery program at UF Health Jacksonville, tackles these two cancers on a daily basis. “Both are…