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How to build your diabetes health team

People with diabetes who receive care from a whole team of health professionals tend to have better control of their condition. They also feel more satisfied with their care and often pay less for medical bills. As someone who has ...

Exercise good for brain in seniors

A study led by neurologists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine found that exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging. People who reported light to ...

FIU dean to be inducted into nurse’s hall of fame

Ora Strickland, dean of Florida International University (FIU) Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, is one of 19 nurse researchers being inducted into the 2016 class of the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Of the more than ...

Surgery aids in getting to your healthy weight

Are you at a healthy weight? One way to find out is to calculate your body mass index (BMI), which is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important because ...

Problem feet

With 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons in each foot, there are plenty of things that can cause problems with your feet. Foot pain cannot only make it difficult to maintain balance, walk or ...

Managing a sensitive stomach

Many who suffer from digestive health disorders, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux, or indigestion, find that they are sensitive to the food that they eat. For those individuals, eating well is not just a matter of eating a ...

What you need to know about colonoscopies

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, excluding skin cancers. The American Cancer Society estimates that 95,270 new cases of colon cancer and 39,220 new cases of rectal cancer ...

Diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer brief

Colorectal cancer. Those are two words no one wants to hear. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Fortunately, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been ...

Knock out sugar for National Nutrition Month

Type “sugar” and “culprit” into your favorite search engine and you’ll find no shortage of health reasons to knock sugar out of your diet. For example, three authors argue in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that, despite ample exercise, ...

Trust the silks; trust yourself

Namaste — a respectful gesture said when giving the traditional Hindu greeting, made by bringing the palms together before the face or chest and bowing. "When I first learned yoga, my ex-husband used to hear ‘no more steak,’” said Linda ...

After the burn

A Jamaican firefighter horribly burned in the line of duty is getting a second chance at recovery because of the generosity of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the expertise of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center at Ryder Trauma ...

Patients reunite with their doctors for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated children who were born with heart defects and were successfully treated at Holtz Children’s. According to the American Heart Association, eight out of 100 babies will have ...

Heart transplant gives patient a second chance

Megan Dennie, 48, was always the life of the party; she traveled the world, and kept busy working as a private nurse aide while completing college courses in special education. Being a caretaker and entertaining everyone she encountered was second ...

North Shore achieves National Accreditation for Bariatric Program

Patients with severe obesity now have the option to receive surgical treatment at a nationally accredited bariatric program. North Shore Medical Center’s weight loss program has been designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) ...

Options: What the uninsured need to know now

Did you know that in Florida, the number of those without health insurance is more than 16 percent? As a trusted healthcare resource to our patients, North Shore Medical Center is dedicated to offering the best possible care and increasing ...