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 […]

Chilean Yoga Retreat

March 29, 2014 – April 13, 2014 One to two weeks in Central Chile $1500/week (airfare not included) Escape the everyday to an exclusive private farm with hiking nature trails, beautiful tame horses, daily yoga with Yoga Alliance trained instructors Kimberlee Smith and Beth Buchanan and three meals from organic garden prepared fresh daily in […]

Start the New Year Off with a Flu Shot

If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine. Even though the flu season began in October, it typically peaks in January or February, and according to the CDC, significant increases in flu activity in the U.S. in the last month or so indicate that the flu season is […]