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Primary care: Patient’s first line of defense

There is nothing more important than staying healthy – and one of the ways to do so is by having a primary care physician whom you see regularly. Primary care is a patient’s first line of defense, and an ongoing ...

North Shore Medical honors physicians

In recognition of National Doctors’ Day on March 30, North Shore Medical Center honored its affiliated physicians for their service, skills and compassion. The dedicated group of physicians participated in a special awards ceremony and luncheon at North Shore Medical ...

Coping with pancreatic cancer diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock. Pancreatic cancer, in particular, often has no symptoms in its early stages. By the time symptoms start to show, the cancer is likely to have spread outside the pancreas. The news can ...

Walk for your health and a child

The ninth annual Walk a Mile with a Child event will encourage South Florida kids and adults to live a healthy lifestyle through fun physical activity and community fellowship. The event will take place in the heart of Overtown, Saturday, ...

Know about pancreatic cancer signs, risks, symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with a median survival time of only three and a half months if the cancer is found at an advanced stage and not treated. Even when the patient undergoes surgery or receives ...

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 ...