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Northeast Florida Medical Society Foundation 2017 Scholarship Award Winners

YOUR SCHOLARSHIP GALA SUPPORT PAYS DIVIDENDS The NEFMSF awarded 5 scholarships of $5,000.00 each to five exceptional students who will be attending college in the fall of 2017. One student Spencer Webster-Bass had already started classes at the University of Pennsylvania. Spencer was represented by his parents and sisters. Jordan Corley will be...

Genomic Study Seeks Clues to Help Explain Breast Cancer Disparities

Using one of the largest collections of tumor samples from African Americans with breast cancer, researchers have surveyed the molecular characteristics in these tumors and compared them with those of white women with breast cancer. The study results, which appeared in JAMA Oncology on May 4, confirmed previous findings that, compared...

Why Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Obviously, deeply ingrained racial inequality has a wide range of consequences here in the United States. Some of them like issues of criminal justice and voting rights, are perhaps more starkly evident than others. But racial divides also impact other areas that haven’t traditionally been associated with civil rights. Structures of racism and...

Know Your HIV Status

Marc H. Morial I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished together over the past eight years. Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need — millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream, the dream of an...

What are Carbohydrates?

Rogers Cain MD, RPh. Carbohydrates are one of the main types of nutrients. The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system. An enzyme called amylase helps break down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which is used for energy by the...

Prostate Cancer Controversy

Prostate Cancer Controversy By Dr. Lannis Hall  Controversy and confusion regarding screening for prostate cancer have accelerated since the latest proposal from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force was issued, recommending that healthy men, high-risk individuals (including African-Americans and men with a family history) not receive PSA screening for prostate cancer. The task...

9 Symptoms Women Should Never Ignore

Got a headache that won't subside, a tummy ache that won't taper, or experiencing pain instead of pleasure during sex? Don't downplay it — take heed of these potentially harmful symptoms. By Diana Rodriguez Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH   As women, we tend to brush off aches and pains, discomfort, and fatigue. Who...