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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 ...

After the burn

A Jamaican firefighter horribly burned in the line of duty is getting a second chance at recovery because of the generosity of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the expertise of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center at Ryder Trauma ...

Patients reunite with their doctors for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated children who were born with heart defects and were successfully treated at Holtz Children’s. According to the American Heart Association, eight out of 100 babies will have ...

Heart transplant gives patient a second chance

Megan Dennie, 48, was always the life of the party; she traveled the world, and kept busy working as a private nurse aide while completing college courses in special education. Being a caretaker and entertaining everyone she encountered was second ...

North Shore achieves National Accreditation for Bariatric Program

Patients with severe obesity now have the option to receive surgical treatment at a nationally accredited bariatric program. North Shore Medical Center’s weight loss program has been designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) ...

Options: What the uninsured need to know now

Did you know that in Florida, the number of those without health insurance is more than 16 percent? As a trusted healthcare resource to our patients, North Shore Medical Center is dedicated to offering the best possible care and increasing ...

Bariatrics surgery gives sisters a chance to regain their lives

Just seven years ago, Gloria Taylor was on life support after numerous medical complications following routine sinus surgery. Taylor, 59, a U.S. Army veteran, who originally joined the service at the age of 24, was always healthy and athletic. She ...

Mental illness is usually at the heart of the matter

On Christmas Day, 2015, Bettie Jones (age 55) and her grandson Quintonio LeGrier (age 19) were shot dead at a family residence in Chicago. Their unfathomable demise is one of the many tragedies throughout multiple states and cities, which must ...

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 ...