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Rare procedure at birth saves newborn’s life

Nicole Hannah-Edgecomb was 24 weeks pregnant with her second child when she went to see her obstetrician for a checkup. An ultrasound had already revealed that her baby had fluid around the heart. Four weeks later, another ultrasound showed a ...

The benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is a process that requires time, practice and patience – lots of patience. Although breastfeeding works for most women, it may not work for everyone. The best advice is to always try and make it your own experience, that ...

NSMC recognized by Consortium

North Shore Medical Center earns recognition for participating in the Miami-Dade Stroke Consortium (MDSC), a nonprofit organization established to improve stroke care and collect data on the estimated 4,000 strokes that occur each year in the county. The hospital was ...

Diabetes? Weight loss surgery helps

More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and one out of three American children are considered to be overweight or obese. In addition, about 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. When these two conditions overlap in ...

Overtown prepares for the fight against Zika

The Zika virus has not been discovered in Overtown. We repeat, the Zika virus has not been discovered in Overtown. But with the eyes of the nation firmly transfixed on Miami's Wynwood area, and with the Wynwood area “only a ...

Pamela Ivery survives ‘worst headache of her life’

For more than 30 years, Pamela “Pam” Ivery has served as a faithful employee at North Shore Medical Center, sister hospital of Palmetto General Hospital. As a member of the dietary department, she has become a familiar face throughout the ...

Watch out for the sun’s rays

Before you head outside on your next summer adventure, don’t forget to protect yourself and your kids against the sun’s harsh, damaging rays. The sun is responsible for 80 percent of premature skin aging and is a known cause of ...

Liberty City residents benefit from community health fair

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida and the Jessie Trice Community Health Center Inc. hosted a local health fair on July 23, providing medical and dental screenings for residents in the Liberty City community. Florida State Rep. Cynthia A. Stafford, D-Miami, ...

Coping with back to school worries, other changes

For many children, summer is a time to enjoy camps, to sleep in, and experience overall relaxation. However, August is now right around the corner, and with that comes the back to school rush. It is time to start gathering ...

A road to recovery at Jackson

When Robert Billue left work on a Friday afternoon in April 2015, he was looking forward to the start of the weekend with his family. But on his drive home, he nearly lost his life. The driver of a Hummer ...

Rehabilitation: Why it is so important

When a person is injured or coping with a long-term illness, the top priority is to medically stabilize them. And a key component to their recovery is starting rehabilitation as soon as possible. Various injuries and illnesses can cause damage ...

NSMC receives award for heart failure care

North Shore Medical Center earns the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The honor recognizes the hospital’s commitment to meeting nationally recognized, research-based measures for the diagnosis and treatment of ...

Three questions answered about weight loss surgery

Bariatric surgeon Dr. Jorge Sosa of North Shore Medical Center answers three questions about weight loss that everyone always wants know. 1) Is there a role for Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes ...

Fitness guru's tour stops in Miami Gardens

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Lenell Wyatt lost her home, most of her possessions, and was forced to relocate to churches and shelters before moving to Dallas, Texas. But it was there she met fitness guru, Donna Richardson, who ...

Tenet’s ‘ANN’ earns recognition for stroke care

Nine Tenet hospitals, all part of the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ANN), receive Target Stroke Honor Roll Status and the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) . To qualify ...

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