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Screening vs. Diagnostic Mammograms

Mammograms are essentially an X-ray of the breast while it is compressed. These images are used to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities that cannot be found by you or your doctor. A mammogram can detect cancer much earlier, when ...

Opening held for DaVita Dialysis Clinic

Last Tuesday, the first known joint venture dialysis clinic opened in Miami Gardens at 15800 NW 15 Ave., Ste. D. Clinic principals are: Drs. Anne Marie Miles, Michael Lemont, and Alexander Velar. They are three of the five partners of ...

Bon Appetit!

So this is how the other half eats. In an elegant dining room, a four-course dinner was about to be served. It started with heirloom tomato and a caprese salad that featured watermelons soaked in a apple cider, vinaigrette, honey ...

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage.

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Being overweight comes with chronic disease risks, such as higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing other diseases, including diabetes, which is at epidemic levels in the black community.

Last ditch effort for healthcare enrollments

Dozens of agencies and churches in Liberty City, Overtown and Miami began their final push to sign up thousands of residents who have not enrolled in President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare plan before the deadline at the end of month. From ...

Quick response results in rapid treatment

There were no signs it was going to be a fateful day when 78-year-old Graciella Perdomo woke up normally in her North Miami home. But within minutes, she became confused and weak on her right side. Noticing the warning signs, ...

Rehabilition therapy key to recovery after a stroke

Days before having a stroke, Gwendolyn Jackson felt that something was wrong. “I started having rapid heartbeats,” said Jackson, 42, a freelance journalist. “I would get dizzy when I stood up. I also started having shortness of breath.”

Jefferson Reaves hosts health fair in Overtown

The Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center, 1009 N.W. 5th Ave. in Overtown invites the community their Community Health Fair. The clinic is a comprehensive primary care clinic affiliated with Jackson Health System, for adults and children.

Lilliam Moro’s story

Lilliam Moro, 67, believes God was guiding her when she titled her latest poetry book Obra Poética Casi Completa, or an “Incomplete Book of Poetry.” She felt in her heart that she wasn’t quite done writing poems. In August 2013, ...

Nutrition for your Heart

Eating right and exercising on a regular basis are two lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on your heart and improve your overall well-being. Women often allow their careers and family responsibilities to take priority over their health. ...

Signature Suites open at Northshore

The Mother/Baby Unit (3rd floor-main bldg.), the same area where the first baby was born more than 60 years ago, and weighed in at nine pounds, has been refurbished and that mother would not recognize it, if she saw it ...

Ozabeth’s Story: How bariatric surgery saved my life

Ozabeth Sheffield battled with her weight for years. At her heaviest, she weighed 305 pounds. “Because of my weight, my health was bad,” said Sheffield. “I became diabetic, developed hypertension, asthma and knee pain. I ended up being on six ...

Bariatric Surgery: A life-changing approach to weight loss

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, 60 percent of American women are overweight, and in that group more than one-third are considered obese. Obesity negatively impacts the health of women in ...

Advanced weight-loss procedures

A variety of minimally invasive, advanced surgical weight-loss procedures are available today. After a medical evaluation, the surgeon will discuss which of the following surgical options may work for you, based on your health, needs and weight-loss goals.