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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 ...

Breastfeeding may reduce chance of cervical cancer

Because all women are at risk for cervical cancer, prevention has become the focus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading women’s health organizations. Encouraging women to see their gynecologist regularly, not smoke, use condoms ...

North Shore Medical Center holds lecture on healthy grocery shopping tips

Jacqueline Earley hasn't eaten meat in decades — ever since she helped open one of the first yoga centers as a young yoga instructor in the early 1970s Harlem, N.Y. The 75-year-old New Yorker, who now lives in North Bay ...

NSMC’s director gets president’s Award

Chief Executive Officer Manny Linares of North Shore Medical Center recognizes Carmen Gomez, the hospital’s director of human resources, as the 2014 recipient of the hospital’s annual President’s Award for her outstanding work and accomplishments throughout the year. In her ...

Barbara Hawkins raises $1,200 for breast cancer awareness

Barbara Hawkins Elementary School students, faculty and members of the Miami chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc. presents

Neurosurgeon’s expertise saves patient from a life of paralysis

For the past 22 years, Connie Daniels has had the same routine – she wakes up at 3:30 a.m. and prepares for work as a bus driver for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. But one morning in February 2014, something didn’t ...

North Shore hosts fall risk screenings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States, and 20-30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. “Identifying risk factors contributing ...

North Shore Medical Center supports women's health

To commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, North Shore Medical Center hosted community events to educate the public and increase awareness. Throughout the month, women were encouraged to schedule their mammograms through a “Mammo Party,” in groups of up ...

NSMC honored with Quality Achievement Award for stroke care

North Shore Medical Center earns the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

North Shore celebrates Food Day

North Shore Medical Center is dedicated to eliminating the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture and build a healthy, sustainable food supply. In honor of Food Day on Oct. 24, alongside Health Care Without Harm and more than 300 other ...

CAC Florida opens in Kendall

CAC-Florida Medical Centers, celebrated its 50 years in business, by opening a one-stop, multi-service location on Saturday, Nov. 1 More than 1,000 Miami-area seniors and community and business leaders attended the opening at 15516 SW 88th St., Kendall. To mark ...

Breast cancer survivor dedicates life to giving hope to other patients

In the summer of 1995, Kim Heard was looking forward to her family reunion in Atlanta. She had just arrived at a hotel when she felt something was wrong with her body. “The motion of lifting the suitcase caused a ...

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