Alumnus studies genetic factors for Alzheimer’s disease

–By Stephanie Rendon for FIU News More than 50 million people worldwide have dementia, according to the World Health Organization. Families with a loved one battling Alzheimer’s disease— the most common form of dementia— bear witness to its devastating effects of memory loss, confusion and the inability to complete everyday tasks. Working to help find ways […]

County officials appoint Guilarte to HIV/AIDS task force

On this World AIDS day, Miami-Dade County leads the nation in new HIV infections. Only 65 percent of those infected receive regular medical care, and one HIV-positive person can potentially infect more than 1,000 people in three years if undiagnosed or untreated. To combat this alarming trend, Miami-Dade County officials created the Getting to Zero […]

Mobile 3D mammogram unit, personalized care helping reduce breast cancer death rates

A new Center for Disease Control study shows what FIU has already known for some time: personalized medical treatments combined with community outreach help decrease breast cancer death rates. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center (LFMMC), the first mobile 3D mammogram unit in South Florida, has been providing both for […]

Zika now in Florida: What you need to know

Fourteen people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, health officials announced. Although 1,650 Zika infections have been reported in the United States, this is the first time patients are not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says officials believe the infections […]

PARKticipate in the 5k PARK Fest today!

It’s not often you can say Morgan Freeman sparked a life-changing epiphany. But that’s exactly what happened for Marly Quincoces ’06, MS ’08. Well…sort of. “Marly Q.”, as she is affectionately known, has always had the inclination to give back to her community. As a student, she founded FIU’s Relay For Life and expressed during […]

Sign up for the MEN’S FITNESS City Challenge Obstacle Race today!

City Challenge Race is the fastest growing urban obstacle race series in the country. With events in New Jersey, New York and Miami, City Challenge is uniting communities by encouraging active and healthy lifestyles through mental and physical challenges. On October 4, the MEN’S FITNESS City Challenge Race is coming to Miami and it will […]

Protecting Yourself from Rare Flesh-eating Bacteria Found on Florida’s Beaches

The Florida Health Department has warned residents and tourists of a rare form of flesh-eating, potentially deadly bacteria that has made its way to Florida beaches. Vibrio vulnificus has already infected eight people this year, killing two. FIU News sat down with Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at FIU’s Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, to […]

FIU HWCOM’s local television show, For Your Health

The FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU HWCOM) has launched a local health television show titled For Your Health. The show, which debuted on Oct. 19 on WPLG-TV Channel 10, features HWCOM doctors and other FIU experts sharing their knowledge on current and important health and medical issues. John Rock, M.D., founding dean and […]