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A wedding at the hospital

It was a chance meeting on a street in Indonesia when James Brown and Eva Meiningsih saw each other for the first time in 2007. He was there working as a consultant for a furniture business, and she was a ...

Devon Vickers knows the power of a tiny donation

Each day when babies are born in Miami, the parents can make a decision about what to do with the umbilical cord. And Devon Vickers understands better than most just how important that decision can be. Parents have a critical ...

Bullying: What parents need to know

In about a month, children and teens throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties will head back to the classroom. For many students, returning to school is an exciting time – a chance to get reacquainted with friends, meet new teachers, and ...

Kids get free dental screening at Overtown Youth Center

The Miami Takeover Experience (MTO) kicked into high gear this week with two community service events during its eighth yearly visit to the area. Members of MTO come to Miami on vacation from July 9-13 and at the same time ...

Living will can speak for you when you can't for yourself

No one likes to think about suffering from a terrible accident or having a debilitating disease that renders them unable to communicate. However, many people who are in those situations have not taken precautions to inform medical staff and their ...

Vasectomies: A safe option for men

Many couples reach a point in their relationship when they decide they don’t want any more children, or that they don’t want any at all. Different birth control options are available for women and men. Deciding which one is best ...

The importance of knowing how to swim

The statistics are frightening. Approximately 10 people drown every day in the United States. And in the African-American community, children drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their Caucasian peers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

NSMC donates pounds of food to local food program 'Pass It On'

As part of its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, North Shore Medical Center collected 859 pounds of food which were donated to Pass it On Ministires, a local emergency food program. The drive kicked off on Friday, May 29 and ...

Charles R. Drew hosts MCI summer program

They gathered at Charles R. Drew K-8 Education Center for the week-long orientation period in a five-week program. A group of 32 at-risk youths are participating in an exciting and profitable learning experience in the Miami Children’s Initiative Summer Youth ...

FDA panel backs the 'female' drug Viagra in vote

WASHINGTON — The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward last Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women. The first-of-a-kind endorsement came with safety ...

June is Men's Health Month: Improve your life

This Men's Health Month, the Florida Department of Health is encouraging men to take charge of their health. By making the daily choice to eat smarter and move more, men statewide can lower their risk of disease and improve life ...

North Shore shows appreciation during National Hospital Week

North Shore Medical Center acknowledges three exemplary employees as part of its Hospital Week celebrations (May 10-16). Adrian Wilson-Lewis, medical transcriptionist, was named the 2015 Tenet Hero; Marie Cius, a patient care technician, was recognized as the 2015 Employee of ...

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.

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