Stories written by Nancy Eagleton

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Charles D. Ogden IV

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Charles D. Ogden IV

Charles D. Ogden IV, a senior at TERRA Environmental Research Institute, is the school’s Silver Knight nominee in Mathematics. He says he enjoys math, but does have to work at it. When he attends college, he plans to pursue a degree in Finance. Ogden has applied to 12 elite schools, including George Washington University, his […]

Swim lesson program makes a big splash

Swim lesson program makes a big splash

The community unites to prepare children for the opening of the Murray Park Community Pool After 45 years of funding debates and political disputes, the Murray Park Community Pool will open in late summer. It’s a dream come true for many South Miami residents – especially the children. They will be able to splash, wade, […]

FDGEndo – Changing the patient experience at One 7000 Place

Oscar J. Peguero, Jr., DMD

“I’d rather have a root canal…” This old cliché gives root canals a bad reputation. Although the procedure may have been painful years ago, that’s usually not the case with modern root canal treatment. Technology has advanced the procedures, setting them apart from those performed decades ago, says endodontist Faustino D. Garcia, DMD, of FDGEndo. […]

Gulliver student takes steps to support life-changing cancer care

Dorothy spector

Dorothy Spector, a junior at Gulliver Preparatory, is working to raise awareness and funds for life-changing cancer care. The non-profit organization she founded, Rockin’ for the Cure, is hosting Walkin’ for the Cure on Sunday, April 6, 1-3 p.m., at Tropical Park. Proceeds from the walk-a-thon will benefit the Children’s Cancer Caring Center at Baptist […]

Make having a healthy lifestyle a family affair

Make having a healthy lifestyle a family affair

South Miami Hospital is hosting a free Community Health & Wellness Fair, Saturday, March 8, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Palmer Park, located at 6100 SW 67 Avenue, South Miami. The event will offer the whole family the opportunity to connect with health professionals and local resources, take advantage of free health screenings, enjoy live […]

UM Health Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Advanced General Dentistry offers cutting-edge, comprehensive care

Ramsey Tursun, DDS, is one of only a few surgeons in Florida who specializes in microneurosurgery to repair nerve injury to the face and oral structures.

University of Miami Health System Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Advanced General Dentistry, located at Deering Medical Plaza at Jackson South Community Hospital, provides patients with high-quality care and cutting-edge treatments for a variety of conditions of the mouth, head and neck. Under the direction of renowned oral surgeon Robert E. Marx, DDS, chief of staff, […]

SoMi Fitness holiday toy drive made the holidays bright

SoMi Fitness holiday toy drive made the holidays bright

Christmas came a bit early for the children and teens of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. SoMi Fitness trainers and owners William Del Sol and Unni Greene, along with many “holiday elves,” delivered toys, bikes and gifts to more than 100 underprivileged youngsters at the church on Dec. 21. The bounty of holiday goodies was […]

Hector Wiltz Jr. MD, helps put your best face forward

Achieve healthy and more youthful looking skin at offices of Hector Wiltz Jr., MD.

At the three dermatology offices of Hector Wiltz Jr., MD, located in Kendall and Homestead, Dr. Wiltz collaborates with Eric Bussear, MPH, PA-C, to help patients of all ages achieve and maintain healthy and beautiful skin. They combine their knowledge and vast experience to offer patients a full spectrum of medical and aesthetic dermatologic procedures, […]

Join the SoMi Fitness annual holiday toy drive

‘Tis the season for the SoMi Fitness annual holiday toy drive. Join the SoMi Fitness annual holiday toy driveThis is the fifth year that William Del Sol and Unni Greene, certified personal trainers and owners of SoMi Fitness, have partnered with South Miami businesses and residents to collect toys and gifts and donate them to […]

Join the SoMi Fitness annual holiday toy drive

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Tis the season for the SoMi Fitness annual holiday toy drive. This is the fifth year that William Del Sol and Unni Greene, certified personal trainers and owners of SoMi Fitness, have partnered with South Miami businesses and residents to collect toys and gifts and donate them to the children of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist […]

World-renowned surgeon leads Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin

Medical Director Carlos Lavernia, M.D., and the team at the Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin perform cutting- edge hip and knee replacement surgery.

The Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Larkin recently opened on the sixth floor in One 7000 Place, located across from Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami. The new 12,000-square foot state-of-the-art Center is led by Medical Director Carlos Lavernia, M.D., an internationally-recognized orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroplasty of the hip and knee. Dr. Lavernia’s […]

Miami Hair Restoration Specialist – Dr. Anthony Bared

Male pattern baldness, the main cause of hair loss, affects an estimated quarter of men by the age of 30 and two-thirds by the age of 60. Women also can experience hair loss or thinning hair. Studies have found that hair loss can have far-reaching consequences for many people, leading to low self-confidence and even […]

Doucette Mobil is dedicated to serving the community

Doucette Mobil is dedicated to serving the community

  Doucette Mobil is on the corner of South Dixie Highway and 104th Street sits; it’s one of the busiest service stations South Miami-Dade County. There are many gas and service stations to choose from on the U.S. 1 corridor, but there’s a reason this one is so busy and there is one key word […]

Sweet reunion at Baptist Children’s Hospital

Andrew Kairalla, M.D., medical director of Neonatology at Baptist Children’s Hospital, and Ashley Darcy, ARNP, were delighted to see former patient Madison McQueeney, age 2, and her parents. Madison was born at 22 weeks and 5 days, and weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces. Her stay in the George Batchelor/Gloria Vasta Lewis NICU at Baptist Children’s Hospital was 117 days.

At the 21st annual Baptist Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion, former patients and their families were reunited with the doctors and nurses that cared for them during their hospital stay. More than 500 children and their families attended the event to celebrate the milestones the children have made since leaving the hospital. […]

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