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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.

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 ...

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