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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.

North Shore Medical Center, Florida Medical Center donate hundreds of toys to Big Mama

North Shore Medical Center and Florida Medical Center Team Up to Donate Hundreds of Toys to “Big Mama” and the Team of Life Organization

Coping with stress and the holiday blues

Q. What are the “holiday blues?” A. The holiday season is in full swing: shopping, cooking, planning trips and cleaning in anticipation of visitors. Layering those activities on top of a daily workload and family responsibilities can be challenging. All ...

Holiday stress vs. addiction

The holiday season can be a stressful time for all women. Many can be bombarded by the all-consuming desire for holiday perfection. They have to buy the “perfect” gift or plan the “perfect” party. Then there is the need to ...

Diabetes and Physical Activity

Joan Smith has been a diabetic patient at the Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center in Overtown for more than seven years. Through the center’s high risk diabetes management clinic, 62-year-old Smith recently began a physical activity program to help control ...

Nutrition and Diabetes

Traditional diabetic diet plans involving counting calories and grams of sugar can be restrictive. They often fail to address your personal preferences and medical condition. Whether your goal is to normalize your lab work results, stop or reduce the amount ...

Diabetes and Women — what you should know

Over the past few decades in the United States, there has been a growing prevalence of obesity throughout our society. Those who are overweight are more likely to be predisposed to diabetes – a chronic disease that is often referred ...

North Shore opens new Comprehensive Breast Institute

In an effort to enhance its services to the community, North Shore Medical Center proudly announces the opening of the all new Comprehensive Breast Institute at North Shore Medical Center.

North Shore Medical Center welcomes Shana Crittenden as new COO

North Shore Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Shana S. Crittenden, as the hospital’s new chief operating officer.

Obama: Progress made on disability claims backlog

President Barack Obama assured disabled veterans Saturday that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims and said the number of requests for assistance has fallen by nearly one-fifth since peaking at more than 600,000 just ...