Dr. Nancy Fawcett served the pediatric community at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center for 52 years. She taught some 7,000 students over the years and pioneered childcare in the community with a learned and loving touch.
Noël Gordon, senior program specialist for HIV Prevention and Health Equity at Human Rights Campaign (HRC), writes that Hillary Clinton is ‘the only candidate’ in the 2016 presidential campaign with a plan addressing HIV and AIDS, which is disproportionally affecting communities of color.
Two Miami Beach police officers are on a mission to get the Miami-Dade school district to mandate heart screenings for student athletes. Their 19-year-old son Dwayne died from complications of a previously undiagnosed heart condition.
Suicide is the only top 10 cause of death in the United States that is increasing each year, and we know that a substantial number of other deaths, including opiate overdoses and motor vehicle accidents, are also suicides. On average, there are 117 suicides per day.
Pridelines, which has served South Florida’s LGBTQ community since 1982, last week hosted a conference “Bridging Generations Through Dialogue,” a first for the youth organization that now also focuses on HIV and elder issues.
The fall festivals and Halloween are upon us, but have you considered how you will participate Oct. 5 in the 20th anniversary International Walk to School Day, an annual event that brings together families and community members to celebrate the benefits of walking.
The 3D mammography, also known as 3D digital breast tomosynthesis, captures multiple slices of the breast at multiple angles, allowing radiologists to examine each slice to detect breast cancer. Doctors can evaluate small lesions much better.
The annual Walk to Defeat ALS will send charity teams on a two-mile trek, starting at 10 a.m. at Bayfront Park, at 301 Biscayne Blvd. The charity raises money for research into Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The Linda Fenner 3D Mammography Center is run through the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University. The pink-and-blue van offers uninsured or underinsured women free screenings at clinics, health fairs and homeless shelters.
In general, a woman has a 10 to 12 percent chance of contracting breast cancer in her lifetime. But some groups — women from the Bahamas and Ashkenazi Jews of Central or Eastern European descent — have higher risks. Genetic testing, which Angelina Jolie highlighted, can help determine your risk.