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UM hosts the Architect of Sickle Cell Disease Management, Dr. Graham Serjeant

UM hosts the Architect of Sickle Cell Disease Management, Dr. Graham Serjeant

MIAMI – On October 20th, 2017, the world renown researcher and authority on Sickle Cell disease management and care, Dr. Graham Roger Serjeant will make his first appearance in South Florida as he tours the Pediatric Sickle Cell Unit at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Serjeant migrated to the tiny island nation […]

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Early detection and treatment helps to fight breast cancer

Early detection and treatment helps to fight breast cancer

Fort Lauderdale —  In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Over the last decade, survival […]

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Dangers of possible sewage problems in Broward County following Irma

Dangers of possible sewage problems in Broward County following Irma

FL Dept of Health Broward advises public on possible sewage problems in Broward County Fort Lauderdale – With some areas in Broward County still without electrical power following Hurricane Irma, some people may be experiencing difficulties with sewage systems not functioning properly. If you have a septic system that operates by a pump, it will not […]

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Carbon monoxide dangers during a hurricane

Carbon monoxide dangers during a hurricane

Generator safety precautions can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning Fort Lauderdale – As Floridians begin the task of preparing for severe weather, the Florida Department of Health in Broward County (DOH-Broward) is urging the public to avoid carbon monoxide (CO) exposure by taking precautions with gas-powered appliances and charcoal or gas grills. Carbon monoxide is […]

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Free dental service for children in Broward County

Free dental service for children in Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – The Florida Department of Health in Broward County has launched another free dental service for children – fluoride treatment to prevent cavities. Hygienists from DOH-Broward are offering a free dental exam and tooth-strengthening fluoride varnish to clients of the Department’s Women Infants & Children family nutrition program. Last year, the Department began providing […]

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City of Miami Gardens aim to help residents live healthy lives

City of Miami Gardens aim to help residents live healthy lives

MIAMI GARDENS – The City of Miami Gardens invites residents to participate in the inaugural “Live Healthy Miami Gardens” (LHMG) Week which begins Saturday, August 5th and concludes on August 12th. Patrons will enjoy a dynamic week focused on promoting health, wellness annual check-ups, tobacco prevention and more. They can also meet community partners, local […]

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Improved kidney transplant policy helps African-American candidates

Improved kidney transplant policy helps African-American candidates

Odds for Receiving a Kidney Transplant Now Equal for African-American Candidates RICHMOND, VA – Improvements in national kidney transplant policy have evened the rates at which African-American transplant candidates receive kidneys from deceased donors, according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing(UNOS). UNOS serves as the national Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) under federal […]

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Thyroid Cancer – What You Need To Know

Thyroid Cancer – What You Need To Know

Austin, TX – Thyroid cancer is the nation’s fastest rising cancer according to the American Cancer Society. While there are very few symptoms with thyroid cancer, it also happens to be the most survivable form of cancer. Dr. Teresa Kroeker, an expert in thyroid cancer removal surgery and founder of The Texas Thyroid and Parathyroid […]

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Plan ahead for your child’s back to school immunizations

Plan ahead for your child’s back to school immunizations

By Bob LaMendola – Florida Department of Health in Broward County BROWARD COUNTY  – Don’t let too much of summer vacation slip away before planning to get ready for school again – including all childhood immunizations. The best choice is to have the children vaccinated by your family doctor. But if that is not possible, county […]

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Be A #BreastFriend

Be A #BreastFriend

MIAMI – Be a #BreastFriend and help our sisters in shelters & on the streets….with a BRA! Since creation, brassieres have functionally offered chest and back support so that we could take on our busy days with the most amount of comfort. Now, women wear bras to look good on the outside and feel good […]

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