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Fair brings health to Miami Gardens

Arlington Academy hosted its 4th Annual Health Fair on its campus located at 4814 NW 167 St. in Miami Gardens. The event, which took place, Jan. 9, boasted HIV & Syphilis testing, dental hygiene presentations, blood donations, girl mentorship program ...

North Dade getting upgrades

The North Dade Health Center, located at 16555 NW 25th Ave. in Miami Gardens, is getting an urgent care center, according to Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos A. Migoya. The announcement came late last year when Migoya informed ...

Doctor serves holiday cheer for Liberty City seniors

‘Twas the weekend before Christmas, and in a spot near Northwest 62nd Avenue, a Persian-born physician gave Liberty City senior citizens a bit of holiday cheer – and timely messages about the importance of their health in an effort to ...

Study: Blacks do not get shingles vaccine

Florida Atlantic University researchers have found that even though shingles is a debilitatingly painful virus, many Black seniors do not get a vaccine to prevent it. Deborah Elkins and Ruth M. Tappen presented the findings from an Ethnic Disparities in ...

Home for the Holidays

For the Mundy family, this holiday season will be especially joyous. Just four months ago, the Mundy house was rocked by a piercing sound and a terrifying incident. Three-year-old Darnal Mundy had climbed onto a chair, reached into a drawer ...

3-year-old declares victory in battle against cancer

When Nicole Brown noticed that her baby Keshinae McFarlane had a bump on the left side of her abdomen as well as a high fever, she immediately rushed her to a hospital near their home in Jamaica. Soon after, she ...

Caring for the caregiver

It was a late Friday afternoon when my team was asked to do a consult on one of the patients on the geriatric medical unit. The patient’s wife was visiting her husband at the time of our arrival, and we ...

North Shore acquires ‘Edge’ cancer technology

In a promising development for cancer patients in the area, North Shore Medical Center is the first hospital in Miami to install the Edge system for high-precision radiosurgery. This new technology gives patients a non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery. Developed ...

Florida ranks 33 among U.S. states in overall health  

In the country’s annual health checkup, Florida ranks 33 this year when compared with other states – according to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report. Key findings for Florida: Floridians have reduced physical inactivity, obesity has declined and ...

Battle the 'baby blues' and depression . . . breastfeed

The December Breastfeeding Corner is dedicated to depression, for example: holiday anxieties and the “Baby Blues.” The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. But it can also be very stressful ...

New Cath Lab open at Jackson North

The new cardiac catheterization lab at Jackson North Medical Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that uses the most advanced imaging quality. The lab opened in October and was funded with Jackson capital revenues reinvested into the facilities.

Keep your eyes in focus

You can’t feel it. You can’t see it — until it’s too late. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20–74. It occurs when diabetes damages blood vessels ...

Tis the Season for celebrations, families and health care

There is great news for anyone who cares about the Miami community: Thanks to the health coverage options made available by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and young Americans all saw historic drops in the uninsured rate. Despite ...

Erika Carter-Rolle: Grateful for a new heart

An assistant principal at M.A. Milam K-8 Center in Hialeah is recovering from a life-saving heart transplant after eight years of “buying time” before getting a transplant. Dr. Matthias Loebe and Dr. Nicholas Brozzi, transplant surgeons at UHealth — the ...

Obama official visits Jackson Soul Food to talk insurance enrollment

Sitting at the counter of Jackson Soul Food last Wednesday, Stephanie Bromfield watched curiously at the commotion stirred when U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell entered the room. Bromfield, a local publicist and political strategist, has a ...