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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 25, 2016: Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, recently put the spotlight on the rising incidence of diabetes in the Caribbean while officially opening the second staging of the World Family Doctor Day Conference. According to the International Diabetes Federation, one adult in eight has diabetes in the North America and Caribbean region. So which are the Caribbean nations with the most diabetes cases in the region? Here are the top 10:
One of these years, South Florida will be visited by another hurricane. Count on it. The region is overdue since Wilma arrived as a Category 3 storm in October 2005. As Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and ends November 30, now is the time to get ready. Nothing eases stress during an emergency like having many of the details and decisions resolved in advance. Here are some tips for getting prepared from the Florida Department of Health:
CHI residents Dr. Jean Mandat, Dr. Auco Nguyen and Dr. Urania Davis discuss a family medicine case in the Urgent Care Center.  By 2020, it is estimated that the United States will need 90,000 new doctors to avoid a drastic shortage of physicians nationwide. That is why Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) opened South Florida’s first and only Teaching Health Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) two years ago.
Applause erupted in the Urgent Care Center (UCC), when Dr. Timothy Coke announced the words, “It’s a boy!” It is not everyday that a baby is delivered in Community Health of South Florida’s UCC at the Doris Ison Health Center. The medical team and even security staff rejoiced at the birth but their celebration quickly turned serious. A day in the life of the UCC staff soon became a critical exercise in emergency obstetrics. “I was just focusing on her, recalled Dr. Coke. “I was taking every moment and trying to be prepared and precise.”
Applause erupted in the Urgent Care Center (UCC), when Dr. Timothy Coke announced the words, “It’s a boy!” It is not everyday that a baby is delivered in Community Health of South Florida’s UCC at the Doris Ison Health Center. The medical team and even security staff rejoiced at the birth but their celebration quickly turned serious. A day in the life of the UCC staff soon became a critical exercise in emergency obstetrics.“I was just focusing on her, recalled Dr. Coke. “I was taking every moment and trying to be prepared and precise.”
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