What is Robotic Surgery?

Ernesto Cardenas MD, FACOG

Recently I spoke with a family member about robotic surgery and I was surprised to see what little she knew about this important topic in modern gynecology. Her impression was comical; a robot out of a science fiction movie yielding a scalpel in some sort of space ship operating room. The truth is that robotic […]

Fever… How Do You know when it is a Pediatric Emergency?

Dr. Georges N. Saliba

When do you need to take your child to the pediatrician’s office or to the emergency room is the question parents need to ask themselves every time their children get fever. Dr. Georges N. Saliba, medical director of the Pediatric Emergency Room at Kendall Regional Medical Center, in Miami, explains that of all the symptoms […]

Fish Oil May Increase Muscle Strength in Elderly Women


Older women may be able to increase their muscle strength by adding fish oil supplements to their exercise program. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and may enhance the benefits of training. Researchers found that three months of training helped to increase muscle strength among 45 healthy women in their 60s. Those who […]

SMH ranks No. 1 in the region


U.S. News & World Report ranked South Miami Hospital, located at 6200 SW 73 Street, the No. 1 hospital in South Florida on its 2012- 2013 Best Hospitals Rankings. The prestigious report also ranked the hospital the fourth Best Hospital in Florida. “We are ecstatic to receive this high-profile recognition for providing high quality, compassionate […]

Lose weight with ‘diet cheat sheet’


According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, it’s possible to stay healthy and lose weight even if you cheat on your diet. The only catch is, Dr. Oz recommends cheating for only one day a week by following what he likes to call his “Fat-urday” Cheat Plan. According to the Dr. Oz website, “A cheat day during […]

Share ‘mother-daughter’ day at Levin’s Women’s Health

Dr. Daniel Levin

It’s always fun to plan a mother-daughter lunch date or shopping spree – but now young adults, young-at-heart mothers and grandmothers are invited to share an enlightening, beautifying and potentially lifesaving day at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, taking a modern, holistic approach to health and wellness. Personalized itineraries for “mother-daughter” days are designed […]

Jackson Health System takes opportunity to honor nurses

Jackson Health System nurses honored at award celebration.

Thirty-eight nurses were honored with Nurse of the Year awards during a public celebration held at Jackson Memorial Hospital. As part of National Nurse Week activities, a licensed practical nurse, an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a rookie nurse from each of Jackson Health System’s patient care centers, specialty areas, satellite centers and […]

South Miami Hospital Social Worker Stephanie Rakofsky Honored with 2012 Path Award

Stephanie Rakofsky

South Miami Hospital’s Director of Social Work, Care Coordination and Counseling Stephanie Rakofsky has been honored with the Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work’s 2012 Path Award. The Path Award recognizes individuals in public health, social work and dietetics for their contributions and commitment to promoting and protecting the […]

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center announces online pre-registration now available for Mammograms


In an effort to help busy women in South Broward and North Miami-Dade Counties continue to perform their annual mammograms, the Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has launched an online pre-registration platform. The state-of-the-art center offers early morning and lunch time appointments to women on the go. The Aventura Breast […]

Cookouts ‘without’ weight gain


At most cookouts, you’re invited to indulge in favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and creamy potato salad that could sabotage your diet – but if you’d rather go to all your friends’ summer cookouts “without” packing on pounds, here are some great tasting healthy alternatives you can suggest or bring along to help create guiltfree […]

Cardiac surgeons from around the nation come to learn surgical techniques at Mount Sinai Medical Center


Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomed cardiac surgeons from across the country to the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Masters Summit, which took place on June 14th and 15th. The Medtronics ponsored event attracted approximately 25 participants and provided an opportunity for cardiac surgeons to share best practices and participate in team training programs on advanced valve […]

Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomes Cardiologist Juan Rivera, M.D.

Juan Rivera, M.D.

Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Columbia University Division of Cardiology at Mount Sinai welcome Dr. Juan Rivera in his new role as Director of Cardiology Prevention Education. Mount Sinai’s partnership with New York’s Columbia University Division of Cardiology is the only Ivy-League collaboration of its kind in the region and offers the ultimate in […]

Men are slow to seek medical advice

Community Health of South Florida

Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor in the last year. Why do I bring that up now? Because June was Men’s Health Month. And men need all the reminders we healthcare professionals can deliver. In all my years at CHI, I’ve seen how often our South Florida patient […]

Relief from Dry Mouth


We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. When we don’t produce enough saliva, our mouth gets dry and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for dry mouth. There are several causes of dry mouth. Dry mouth […]