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2018 Scholarship Winners

    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...

How to Talk to Your Doctor or Nurse

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...

Obesity or Overweight: What’s The Difference?

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...

Florida Blue Foundation

The generous support from Florida Blue Foundation of $10,000 will support two more Duval County inner-city students majoring in a S.T.E.M subject at the college of their choice. This is the third year that the Florida Blue Foundation has supported the Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation scholarship efforts. The NEFMS...

Some smear test abnormalities ‘self-heal’

Early cell changes that can turn into cervical cancer may not need treatment and may get better on their own in 50% of cases, according to a new study. The British Medical Journal research looked at the outcomes of more than 3,000 women and found half of the "moderate" lesions found on routine...

New AHA Scientific Statement on CVD and Breast Cancer

Written by: Megan Brooks DALLAS, TX — For the first time, the intersection between CVD and breast cancer is the focus of an American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement.[1] The document "will provide a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of these diseases, shared risk factors, the cardiotoxic effects of therapy and the prevention...

2017 NEFMS Medical Mission Trip

NEFMS with the support of Ascension St. Vincent’s completed another successful Mission Trip to Lucea JAMAICA. The Mission participants treated over 500 patients and performed level 1 surgery in a rural Level 3 hospital. This was the first time in 19 years that major surgery was done at Noel Holmes...

What’s Killing Americans? These 2 Things, According to a New CDC Report

Good news: Deaths from cancer and heart disease—by far the two biggest killers of Americans—are on the decline, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as are those related to HIV. But further analysis released by the public health agency Friday highlight two...

‘Incredible’ editing of life’s building blocks

Scientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information...

$7000 Medical Students Scholarships Available

United Health Foundation/NMF Diverse Medical Scholars Program Established in 2013, the United Health Foundation (UHF) has partnered with National Medical Fellowships (NMF) to offer the Diverse Medical Scholars Program. This is a service-learning program designed to increase the number of qualified medical providers who have a commitment to improving access to...