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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 ...

North Shore honors dedicated employees at Service Awards

North Shore Medical Center pays tribute to loyal employees who have given many years of service to the hospital. At a luncheon, held at Texas de Brazil in Miami Beach, the hospital’s administrative team thanked staff members for being part ...

Relationships 101: Issues

Steve Harvey and I agree on some things. We should all take at least 90 days to get acquainted with someone before we categorize their role in our lives. It is okay to feel a certain way about that person ...

Walk to raise awareness

Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson hosted the fifth annual Pink Walk and Health Resource Fair, which brought out around 200 participants who walked the streets of Miami Gardens to bring awareness to breast cancer. The event began at the ...

Miami Dade College hosted Inaugural Heart Fair Sept. 29

Miami Dade College School of Science in collaboration with the Healthy Hearts Initiative hosted the Inaugural Heart Fair during World Heart Day Sept. 29 at the North Campus. The first-ever fair dedicated principally to cardiovascular health provided important information from

Experiences past, present prove life isn't 'normal'

Apparently, life in one particular decade is full of similarities to another. There have been many tragedies and horrific stories in the last few years. Media itself can sensationalize a lot but now with social media and its role in ...

Tiffany Davis: Fighting like a girl

Tiffany Davis knew she was the guest of honor. As she moved toward the couch at the R.L. Gaskin Center in Liberty City, she felt as if she was walking onto a television set. Davis, 29, is a quiet, shy ...

The Survivors: Life after breast cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis is a life -hanging experience for most survivors. The cancerous lump diagnosed in one’s breast through an ultrasound, stereotactic or MRI-guided biopsy adds to the growing statistic of men and women diagnosed with breast cancer every ...

Health, sex and love topic of wellness conversation

The Jamaican Women of Florida’s Third Annual “Health & Wellness Conversation-To Your Sexual Health, Love & Sex,” took place on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Broward Regional Library at Broward College, 7300 Pines Blvd., in Pembroke Pines. The event also ...

Educating the community about breast cancer

Jacquetta “Jet” Latimore takes seriously her job as an imaging specialist at North Shore Medical Center. She’s particularly passionate about easing fears over a procedure that many women dread – mammograms. “As an African American female, a lot of times ...