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Five tips for Women’s Health Month

Women take on many roles – spouses, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, employees, employers, mentors and friends, to name a few. During National Women’s Health Month, observed in May, Broward College’s Employee Wellness Manager Brenda Bordogna is offering five tips for women ...

Get to know stroke and its new treatment

A stroke is a brain attack that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the number ...

NSMC recognized with Gold-Plus Award

North Shore Medical Center receives the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.

Florida Department of Health is promoting asthma management in public schools

In the 2012–2013 school year, it is estimated that about 460,000 instructional hours were lost due to asthma in Florida. May is National Asthma Awareness Month and the Florida Department of Health is partnering with the Florida Asthma Coalition and ...

Hundreds walk against cancer at Betty T. Ferguson complex

Cancer survivors in Northwest Miami-Dade County celebrated life during the recent Miami Gardens/Opa-locka Relay for Life event at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. More than 1,000 people last Friday walked to honor loved ones who have succumbed to the ...

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have insurance

WASHINGTON – Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. ...

Broward Sheriff’s Office sergeant donates his lifesaving kidney to his teenage son

Elijah “E.J.” Samaroo was just 11 years old when he began his all-to-frequent trips to the hospital. His eight-year odyssey of suffering began when doctors at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center diagnosed him with lupus, a chronic autoimmune ...

Miracles made at the Miami Transplant Institute

The Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, is the only center in Florida that performs every type of transplant. The experienced team of doctors , surgeons, nurses, ...

Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Rape Treatment Center at JMH offers help to victims of sexual assault

Millions of women and men are the victims of sexual violence each year – an act that is defined as any sexual activity where consent is not freely given. Yet according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, it is the ...

What is your obesity costing you?

Sometimes celebrities or otherwise physically fit people will put on a fat suit and document their experience with a video camera, usually to be aired on a daytime talk show. The overall impression is universal: Being severely overweight is taxing ...

Nurses host leadership convention, gala

The Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) Fourth Annual Leadership Convention in partnership with the Miami Dade College’s BSN Program Honor Society will be April 9-10. The goal of the convention is to empower nurses and allied health professionals to become ...

Changing the old face of health for mothers, babies

Late last year, a call came into the Footprints Foundation office from a woman who said she was a midwife in Florida City. She said she was happy that Footprints was working in Africa but that Florida City needed Footprints' ...

Reducing your risk of colon cancer: Making lifestyle steps

Colon cancer is not a common topic of conversation, but it is a fairly common type of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), about 102,480 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year. When coupled with rectal ...

Elena Zapata: Miami woman seizure-free after brain surgery

Growing up, Elena Zapata was healthy, with no serious medical conditions. But after her 18th birthday, she began suffering from frequent seizures. “All of a sudden, they just came out of nowhere,” she said. “And then I was diagnosed with ...

Poison Control: Not just for kids anymore

The call came into the Miami Poison Control Center around 11 p.m. An elderly woman was concerned that she may have done something dangerous. The fear was that she had taken all of her medications at once, instead of spread ...

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