Articles by: Ileana Varela

Do you use protection? Here’s why you need to practice safe sun

Do you use protection? Here’s why you need to practice safe sun

  Sunshine. It’s why many of us choose to live in Florida, the Sunshine State. But too much of a […]

Doctors of Tomorrow get a taste of medical school

Doctors of Tomorrow get a taste of medical school

  Inside the frigid anatomy lab at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine all eyes are on a two-inch crescent-shaped […]

Dr. Eneida Roldan, HWCOM and Dr. Carlos Rey, Hialeah Hospital, with the visiting physicians from China.

International Visiting Physicians Program welcomes first physicians from China

FIU welcomed this week the first Chinese delegation to participate in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s International Visiting Physician […]

The 2019 measles outbreak: What you need to know

The 2019 measles outbreak: What you need to know

It’s a new record no one is cheering about. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 704 measles […]

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Traveling abroad this summer? Check with the travel doctor first

Summer’s just around the corner. The kids will soon be out of school, and the weather is screaming “vacation.” Every […]

Scientists discover new arsenic-based, broad-spectrum antibiotic

Scientists discover new arsenic-based, broad-spectrum antibiotic

Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need […]

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MD/Healthcare MBA program to graduate its first cohort

MD/Healthcare MBA program to graduate its first cohort

In today’s health care landscape, medicine is often influenced by money and business, and yet most health professionals know little […]

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College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2019

College of Medicine celebrates Match Day 2019

The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s 2019 graduating class gathered Friday, March 15, for Match Day, an annual rite of […]

How to breathe for better health, studying and test taking

How to breathe for better health, studying and test taking

If you’re reading this you’re obviously breathing, but are you doing it right? From the moment we’re born we just […]

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Med student studies why some HIV patients don’t stick to medication plan

Med student studies why some HIV patients don’t stick to medication plan

The World Health Organization’s latest data estimates that worldwide more than 36 million people, including more than one million Americans, […]

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College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

College of Medicine dean to receive honorary doctorate from university in Spain

The University of Murcia in Spain is awarding Dr. Robert Sackstein, dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and […]

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Faculty member becomes one of nation’s first certified ethics consultants

Ethics consults often involve some of the most important decisions in the hospital. Ethicists routinely help to resolve issues such […]

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Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Medical students want to teach you CPR with two steps and a disco song

Sudden cardiac arrest is a scary thing, and not just for the person experiencing it. Imagine that someone collapses in […]

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A medical student’s experience with trauma surgery

Athena Failla, a third-year student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, reflects on her first call day in a trauma […]

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College of Medicine wins national professionalism award

College of Medicine wins national professionalism award

The national Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society has honored the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine with its 2018 […]

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