Articles by: Ileana Varela

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Rx for medical student debt: scholarships

Pictured above: Dr. Herbert Wertheim and his wife Nicole funded the medical educations of 10 students at FIU. By his […]

College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2018

College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2018

Match Day is a day when dreams come true and emotions run high. It is the day medical students nationwide […]

Why it’s OK to cheat on your diet

Why it’s OK to cheat on your diet

How are you doing on that New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Have you given in to temptation and strayed […]

College of Medicine awarded full accreditation  for maximum term

College of Medicine awarded full accreditation for maximum term

  Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) has been awarded full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) […]

Can you die of a broken heart?

Can you die of a broken heart?

Throughout the ages, art, architecture, music and literature have often been inspired by the broken-hearted. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, […]

Cold or Flu: How can you tell the difference?

Cold or Flu: How can you tell the difference?

The flu and the common cold are similar in many ways, but they are caused by different viruses, and it […]

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Flu season worsens, doctors urge vaccinations

It’s official, this year’s flu season is a bad one, and it’s not over. But there’s still time for you […]

Facts women and men should know about cervical cancer

Facts women and men should know about cervical cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month and the message from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention is that “no […]

5 tips to bounce back to a leaner, healthier body this new year

5 tips to bounce back to a leaner, healthier body this new year

Everyone loves the holiday season. Spending time with family and friends, sounds of laughter throughout the house, mouthwatering smells radiating […]

Therapy dogs help medical students de-stress during finals

Therapy dogs help medical students de-stress during finals

Medical school is extremely stressful. Finals week adds to the pressure. Cue the therapy dogs. Clue, an Australian Shepherd, was […]

10 tips for healthy holiday eating

10 tips for healthy holiday eating

Please, don’t stress out over the idea that you might gain a couple of pounds over the holidays. Many of […]

‘Tis flu season. Should you get a flu shot?

‘Tis flu season. Should you get a flu shot?

Flu season is in full swing, and although it’s too early to tell how bad it might turn out, the […]

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

Arsenic research lab lands a top journal cover, again

When research led by one of the doctoral students in his lab recently landed the cover of a top journal […]

Medical students meet the philanthropists funding their tuition

Medical students meet the philanthropists funding their tuition

Just outside the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, a photographer counts down “3..2…1..” and a group of medical students smile […]

Mammography Art Initiative: Raising money by the inch

Mammography Art Initiative: Raising money by the inch

In the little spare time they have outside their busy study schedule, medical students from Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine […]