Published Feb 24, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the acting chief of the University of Florida Division of Hematology/Oncology, a clinical professor in the UF College of Medicine, and the associate director for medical affairs at the UF Health Cancer Center. She specializes in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. Dr. Markham is the Cancer.Net associate editor for Gynecologic Cancers and the past chair of ASCO's Cancer Communications Committee. Follow her on Twitter at @DrMarkham....continue reading
Published Feb 24, 2021
Specialty: Cancer
In 2020, the University of Florida Health Cancer Center made numerous advancements. Everything we do is made possible by our Cancer Center members and family ― the UF and UF Health faculty, staff, students, health professionals and administrators ― dedicated to preventing, detecting, treating and ultimately curing cancer. I invite you to learn more when you read our 2020 Progress Report: Momentum....continue reading
Published Feb 24, 2021
Specialty: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Specialty: Cancer
Health conditions, lifestyle choices and family history can all increase your risk of heart disease. But did you know that cancer and heart disease have been linked?...continue reading
Published Feb 24, 2021
Bioprosthetic valve implantation is often employed for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis. However, paravalvular regurgitation, or PVR, sometimes occurs, and...continue reading
Published Feb 24, 2021
Specialty: Ophthalmology
University of Florida Health ophthalmology researcher William W. Hauswirth, Ph.D. , whose long and distinguished career includes developing and testing...continue reading
Published Feb 18, 2021
When Cheryl Hardeman was sent to UF Health for a hiatal hernia surgery in early June, she had little idea an incisional hernia could happen and the inconvenience would return — bigger, and more uncomfortable than before....continue reading
Published Feb 17, 2021
Specialty: Pediatrics, Specialty: Primary Care
MotoMeds is a pediatric call center and mobile medicine delivery service in Haiti run as a University of Florida research initiative. There are many challenges to running this call center and service in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. Since launching in September 2019, principal investigator Eric Jorge Nelson, M.D., Ph.D, and his colleagues have learned to expect the unexpected....continue reading
Published Feb 17, 2021
The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has more than quadrupled in the last 40 years, even as the...continue reading
Published Feb 17, 2021
How would you feel if you collected only $100 every time you passed “Go” in a game of Monopoly while...continue reading
Published Feb 12, 2021
Specialty: Nephrology, Specialty: Primary Care
Educating patients with chronic kidney disease about different dialysis modalities greatly increases their adoption of home dialysis, which can save money, improve patients’ lives and empower them....continue reading

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