Articles by: Ileana Varela

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 […]

Grad featured as example of successful medical school applicant

Grad featured as example of successful medical school applicant

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently launched the Anatomy of an Applicant website “to help in better understanding how to […]

Medicine as social work: an FIU medical school grad’s perspective

Medicine as social work: an FIU medical school grad’s perspective

Katharine Lawrence, M.D., MPH, is a 2016 graduate of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is currently a second-year […]

FIU medical disaster response team continues to help post-hurricane recovery

FIU medical disaster response team continues to help post-hurricane recovery

FIU’s medical disaster response team was again called on by the Florida Health Department to support local hospitals deal with […]

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

FIU medical disaster response team called into action after Irma

After an exhausting 12-hour shift heading a dozen FIU-FAST (Florida Advanced Surgical Transport) team-members deployed after the storm, Bridget Pelaez […]

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Preparing for a storm: Health risks you need to know

Hurricane Irma has reached “monster storm” status. As people continue to prepare for the storm, the health risks these storms can […]

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

FIU researcher honored for study of DNA and male infertility

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is honoring FIU researcher Helen Tempest with its 2017 Ira and Ester Rosenwaks […]

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

123 new “white coats” join College of Medicine

It is difficult to get into medical school. The competition is fierce. Only a small fraction of those who apply […]