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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 ...

North Shore Medical Center awarded “A” hospital safety score

North Shore Medical Center was recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The “A” score was awarded in the latest update ...

Workman begins career at hospital where he was born

One of the most important decisions for healthcare administration graduate students at the University of Florida is choosing where they will start their careers. After all, it is a decision that could affect the rest of their lives. However, for ...

Breast cancer: Early detection is the key for better survival

The incidence of new breast cancers diagnosed in the USA has been decreasing since the year 2000, stabilizing in more recent years. Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? This translates to ...

Self-cutting is not healthy

Has a friend ever told you that their son or daughter has been cutting? Do you have a sibling or cousin who cuts themselves or does things to injure themselves because they think that they feel better? They may admit ...

#WhyICheck

"Seven years ago, I had a mammogram done and it came back negative. Not all women are that lucky. I get a mammogram done every year for myself and in honor of the women who were not as blessed as ...

Young Breast Cancer survivor celebrates life

In January 2012, Denise Osbourne was doing a self-breast exam in her apartment in Queens, NY, when she felt a lump. “I didn’t suspect it was breast cancer,” remembers Denise. “Breast cancer was something that was never talked about in ...