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Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same. Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing). ...

Coronavirus has claimed more than 156,000 lives and infected nearly 2.3 million people around the world. Among them is UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is now recuperating after being treated in hospital for Covid-19. What are the coronavirus symptoms? Coronavirus infects the lungs. The two main symptoms are a fever or a...

NEFMS Executive Board, with the leadership of State Senator Audrey Gibson was able to get PPE distributed to members of the NEFMS who are in private practice in the medically underserved areas of Duval County as they battle COVID-19 pandemic. Under the leadership of State Senator Gibson, the PPE was acquired...

Submitted by: Christopher R. Williams, MD | Urology Consultants, Inc Prostate Cancer (PC) is very common amongst American men. Approximately 175,000 new cases will be diagnosed in 2019. PC has been a topic of much discussion and debate over the past 5 years. The United States Preventive Task Force (USPSTF) is largely...

By Danielle Ofri   You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is...

The NEFMSF has announced the 2019 Scholarship winners.   Atkins Scholar: Robert Smalls McIntosh Scholar: Ricardo Stewart Cornerstone Scholars: Chasity Bythwood Mombo Ngu Laujuryn Feacher Olivia Walker The Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be held at The Florida Blue Conference Center Date: June 12, 2019 Time: 6:00 PM Address: 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32246 The members of the NEFMS congratulate these outstanding students...

The Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation received a $10,000 contribution from the Florida Blue Foundation. to help continue with its mission of providing at least  5, $5,000 scholarships to underrepresenting students from Duval County who have been accepted to College or University and will Major in a S.T.E.M. subject. The N.E.F.M.S.F...

    Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners.   Shameer Boursiquot, Stanton College Prep McIntosh Award Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida Christina Demps, Darnell-Cookman Cornerstone Award Biology/Medicine, University of Florida Glenda Frierson, Paxon School for Advanced Studies Cornerstone Award Chemistry/Pediatric Radiology, Spelman College Dionna Shine, Darnell-Cookman Cornerstone Award Pharmacy, University of Florida Mark Wilkins, Paxon School for Advanced Studies - Atkins Award Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University...

You might worry about what’s wrong with you. You might feel annoyed because you’re not getting other things done. Then when you see your doctor or nurse, the visit seems to be so short. You might have only a few minutes to explain your symptoms and concerns. Later that day, you...

Rogers Cain MD, RPh. Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for his or her height. Overview Obesity...