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John Fernandez

Roundup: 1 in 9 U.S. Men Have...

About 11 million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new...

October 20, 2017 / 4 min read

Breast Reconstructive Surgery: Questions Answered (Video)

Women confronted with the option of having breast reconstructive surgery face a difficult decision that raises many questions about the procedure itself and the potential...

October 18, 2017 / 2 min read

Tiny Heart Pump, Specialized Care Saved His...

Miguel Machin, 48, says he owes his life to a collaborative effort by specialized physicians and nurses at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute that began...

October 16, 2017 / 3 min read

Roundup: Being Overweight or Obese Linked to...

Extremely obese people who undergo surgery to shed excess weight lower their risk of developing cancer, according to a new report. The new findings on...

October 13, 2017 / 3 min read

Can Skipping Breakfast Damage Your Heart? Possibly,...

You’ve probably heard this piece of nutritional wisdom many times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A new study seems to wholeheartedly...

October 12, 2017 / 3 min read

Cancer Prevention and Genetic Testing: Deciphering the...

Do you have a history of breast cancer in your family? That’s a question that many women cannot answer concisely, if at all. At Miami...

October 4, 2017 / 3 min read

Why Strength-Training is Crucial for Women (Video)

The average adult does not look forward to strength-training, which can promote bone health, muscle mass, improve body mechanics and help the body fight disease...

October 3, 2017 / 2 min read

Roundup: Heart Patients Who Stop Daily Aspirin...

It’s a well-known and broadly prescribed treatment for many patients who’ve had a heart attack or stroke: Take a low-dose aspirin every day. But how...

September 29, 2017 / 3 min read

Prostate Cancer Screening: Clearing Up the Confusion

It's been just five months since a prominent panel of U.S. healthcare experts reversed an earlier stance against the prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood test....

September 27, 2017 / 2 min read

Childhood Obesity: How to Help Your Kids...

Childhood obesity gets a bigger spotlight than usual in September, as schools re-open and the U.S. observes a national campaign to help overweight kids shed...

September 26, 2017 / 2 min read