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What happens after weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery is the first step in a life-long journey that can help people who are overweight or obese gradually shed the pounds and improve their overall health. For the procedure to be a success, however, it must be ...

Take an HIV test on National Testing Day

In observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Monday, June 27,, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) and other elected officials will take confidential HIV tests and encourage the public to join them in taking the test. Free HIV testing will ...

Renos to patient floor at JMH completed

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Jackson Health System officials inaugurated a fully renovated 10th floor of the West Wing at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Monday, June 13. The 34 modernized rooms will primarily be used for surgical oncology patients – people ...

Athlete brothers fight against childhood obesity epidemic

A journey begins with a vision, passion and a determination to reach a desired outcome. On Saturday, June 18, Dahrnaz Tigner, a Pompano Beach native and graduate of Blanche Ely High School, commenced making his vision into reality when he ...

Zika precautions: What you need to know

With mosquito season and summer travel now under way, we all need to take precaution to prevent a potential Zika infection. Over the last several months, the mosquito-borne virus has spread throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean, Pacific, and ...

Staying hydrated in the summer

Summertime is always the best time of the year to enjoy being outdoors; whether it is going to the beach, ball games and parks, or doing other kinds of activities outside. However, before we start enjoying summer, keep in mind ...

North Shore Medical Center recognize standout employees

North Shore Medical Center pays tribute to two extraordinary employees during its annual Nurses Week and Hospital Week celebration. Brendy Leo, phlebotomy supervisor, was honored as Employee of the Year and Alexandra Sosa, RN, was named Nurse of the Year.

North Shore employees honored nationally as 'Tenet Heroes'

Five North Shore Medical Center employees received recognition as “Tenet Heroes” for going above and beyond in their roles. Carol Lawrence, director of Rehabilitative Services, and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory team, consisting of Arturo Perez, CVT, Kimberly Perkins, RN, Abel ...

Tenet Health hosts drive through June 10

Tenet’s Miami-Dade & Broward hospitals – Coral Gables Hospital, Florida Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center and Palmetto General Hospital – are leading a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during ...

North Shore shares tips for caregivers of family, friends

You may not think of yourself as a caregiver. You may just be doing what you need to do to help take care of your mother-in-law who has Alzheimer’s disease or a close friend who suffered a stroke. But a ...

North Shore Medical Center honored for high quality stroke care

North Shore Medical Center earns the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to ...

North Shore opens hybrid operating suite, valve clinic

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States. JM Keckler Medical Co. said it was by far the leading cause of death for both women and men ...

Don’t stroke out

May is American Stroke Month, and the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association has identified several important risk factors for stroke in African Americans. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation and the leading cause ...

Lupus impacts women of color more

May is Lupus Awareness Month. For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that it is the leading cause of kidney disease, stroke, and heart disease. ...

Stroke: A preventable and treatable condition

May is National Stroke Awareness month. Why should we dedicate so much time to this condition? Stroke is a devastating disease, also called a brain attack, that touches many of us, directly or indirectly. Although stroke deaths and new stroke ...